Graduate Student Spotlights

Andrea Veneziani

Jazz Studies

Briefly tell us why you chose your program:
I chose the Masters of Music Degree in Performance with a Concentration in Jazz at NYU Steinhardt because of the high level of the faculty and because of the strong connection that this school has with the jazz community in New York City.
My inspiration is:
Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven
I would like to be remembered for:
My music.
Something I collect:
Books and CD.
Why I went to Graduate School:
To improve my musical skills and to gain the opportunity to live in New York.
My best job ever:
Musician.
A hobby I have is:
Play chess.
The professor who influenced me the most:
Kenny Werner.
My favorite place to study is:
Any room with some silence!
My best commuity service experience:
Playing music in a school for disabled people.
My secret passion is:
Travel.
If I could take a year off I would:
Travel!

Background Information

Where you grew up:
I grew up in Italy. On the East coast when I was younger and then in Rome.
What are your plans after you graduate?
Work as a performing musician.
Honors, Awards, and Achievements:
New York University Steinhardt School scholarship recipient. Michael Vinciguerra" scholarship recipient. Fulbright" scholarship recipient. Fondazione Siena Jazz scholarship recipient.
Community Service and Other Activities:
I worked for a co-operative for disabled people in Rome for one year.