Nordoff-Robbins Center for Music Therapy at NYU Steinhardt and Angel Band Project to Bring Music Therapy to Survivors of Sexual Violence

A new collaboration between the Angel Band Project, a St. Louis-based nonprofit, and the Nordoff-Robbins Center for Music Therapy at NYU Steinhardt will provide free music therapy to survivors of sexual violence in the New York City area. Funded by a grant from the Angel Band Project to NYU Steinhardt, small groups of women, referred […]

New Musical — “A Soviet Singin’ in the Rain” — Comes to Provincetown Playhouse March 23-26

NYU Steinhardt’s Program in Vocal Performance will present the musical Life of the Party from March 23–26, 2017. The show features book, lyrics, and music by Nell Benjamin and Laurence O’Keefe, the music and lyrics team behind the award-winning Broadway musical Legally Blonde. Jessica Bashline directs. Set in the Soviet Union in 1953 and based […]

Music Therapy Helps With Recovery Post-Stroke

Stroke is a leading cause of disability, causing a sudden and overwhelming disruption in a person’s physical body and sense of self. Long-term recovery requires that bodily perception, social participation, and sense of self are restored. A team of clinicians and researchers at the Nordoff-Robbins Center for Music Therapy at NYU Steinhardt and the Rusk […]

“Her Opponent” Restages the 2016 Presidential Debates with Gender-Reversed Casting

Could experiencing Donald Trump through the body of a woman and Hillary Clinton through the body of a man, help people understand their own deeply ingrained gender biases? This was the question behind “Her Opponent,” a gender-reversed, ethnographic restaging of excerpts of the 2016 presidential debates at the Provincetown Playhouse in January. The experimental performance […]

Books from our Faculty: Artistic Citizenship: Artistry, Social Responsibility, and Ethical Praxis

How does the concept of citizenship relate to the arts? Do artistic endeavors have distinctive potentials for nurturing artistic citizenship?  What do socio-cultural, political, and environmental engagements offer people worldwide? In  Artistic Citizenship: Artistry, Social Responsibility, and Ethical Praxis, David Elliott, a professor of music and music education at NYU Steinhardt, and co-authors Marissa Silverman […]

Merging Health and Technology: Q&A with Claire Kearney-Volpe

Claire Kearney-Volpe has the honor of being the first doctoral student in NYU Steinhardt’s new rehabilitation sciences program, an interdisciplinary degree encompassing Steinhardt’s health and therapeutic professions. But she’s no stranger to NYU – Kearney-Volpe earned her master’s from NYU Tisch’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) in 2015, where she focused on health promotion and participatory […]