String Studies

Welcome to String Studies

Studies in string performance at NYU provide aspiring students advanced performance training combined with the finest related academic and music courses. The B.M. and M.M. programs in music performance attract accomplished musicians interested in intensive training for careers in music performance. In addition to traditional studies in music theory and history, string students:

  • take private lessons with renowned faculty
  • participate in ensembles and chamber music, symphony and repertory orchestras
  • prepare for solo recital performances
  • attend master classes with New York City's leading string players
  • learn traditional and cutting-edge repertoire from classical to post-modern works

The Ph.D. in music performance is designed for successful performing artists who wish to develop an area of specialization through music research in preparation for university teaching and scholarly publication.

The Department of Music and Performing Arts offers a supportive, collegial atmosphere. Our renowned faculty provides individualized attention to each student, which enables our students to grow as artists. We care deeply about each one of our students, while they are studying with us and after they graduate. In addition, our reputation, faculty, and location provide students with a unique opportunity to develop as performers, and to make the contacts necessary to launch a professional career.

The Department's acclaimed programs of study in Music Business (B.M., M.A.), Music Technology (B.M., M.M., Ph.D.), Jazz (B.M., M.M., Ph.D.), Music Composition (B.M., M.M., Ph.D.), and Music Education (B.M., M.A., Ph.D.) provide a rich and valuable array of elective courses for music performance majors that prepare them for an ever-changing music industry and musical climate. Our undergraduate and graduate students benefit from the extraordinary opportunities available through the diverse offerings of a major university in the cultural capital of the world, New York City.

String Studies: B.M., M.M., and Ph.D. in Music Performance
Prof. Stephanie Baer, Director of String Studies,