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Bachelor of Music
Brass Studies

Gain intensive performance training at a renowned liberal arts university and prepare for a career as a professional brass musician. Study one-on-one with artist faculty and gain experience performing in a multitude of ensembles, including playing standard orchestral repertoire and new music with the NYU Symphony and Chamber Orchestra.

Six brass students performing on stage

Degree Details

Official Degree Title

Bachelor of Music in Instrumental Performance

Full-time or Part-time
Start Date
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Early Decision 1
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Regular Decision
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What You'll Learn

Your undergraduate studies will consist of a range of liberal arts core courses, including introductory study of the humanities, social sciences, science, and quantitative reasoning, as well as a broad foundation of music theory and history, aural comprehension, and keyboard harmony and improvisation.

You can also adapt your degree to fit your goals and talents through electives in music business, music technology, jazz studies, and music education.

Real-World Experience

You'll have myriad opportunities to perform in our chamber groups, including brass quintets, quartets, and trios, and the NYU Brass Choir. The Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions hosts several mixed ensembles, as well as opportunities to perform in fully staged operas, music theatre productions, recording studio dates, and screen scoring projects. You will present recitals in your junior and senior years.


If you have any additional questions about our degree, please feel free to contact Wayne DuMaine at

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