Doctoral Program - Music Technology

Doctoral Program - Music Technology

New York University offers doctoral degree programs in the continuously expanding field of Music Technology. Located in New York City, the capital of the music industry, our Washington Square campus borders the city's Greenwich Village and SoHo districts, which have long been considered the center of New York's artistic community.

The doctoral program in Music Technology prepares students for careers in university teaching, industry research and development, as well as in multimedia, audio computation, and other research fields at the constantly changing intersection of music and technology. Students will benefit from the current course offerings, faculty, facilities, and resources of NYU's Steinhardt School and Courant Institute. These resources provide rich research opportunities in exciting areas such as music information retrieval, digital signal processing, interactive music systems, and 3D audio. The program also offers personal mentoring and advisement from doctoral faculty in the Music Technology program, as well as from the larger Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, the Steinhardt School, and the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences.

Doctoral students in Music Technology will be required to complete a minimum total of 48 points, beyond the master's level. Doctoral coursework involves research in the fields of computer science, music theory, music cognition, machine learning, mathematics, and artificial intelligence as related to problems in the recording, performance, analysis, perception, and composition of music. Full descriptions of point requirements and course requirements are outlined in the requirements section.

Below are sample course sequences for students, click on individual headings for more detailed information on each sequence. Please click only once, content make take several seconds to load.

Digital Signal Processing

Film Scoring and Multimedia

Interactive Music Systems

Braxton's Story from NYU Steinhardt on Vimeo.

Braxton Boren discusses his experience as a doctoral student in the Music Technology program.