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You’ll combine a conservatory-style sequence of music theory, history, and piano literature courses with a full liberal arts education in the cultural capital of the world. Receive the training you need to succeed as a professional musician through private lessons with our renowned artist faculty, master classes, chamber music coaching, and plenty of performance opportunities.

Degree Details

Official Degree Title

Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance

Format
Full-time
Credits
130
Start Date
Spring
Application Deadline
Start Date
Fall
Application Deadlines
Fall Early Decision 1
Fall Regular Decision and Early Decision 2
Fall Internal Transfer Applications
Fall Transfer Applications

Your curriculum consists of courses in both the liberal arts and music. In addition to eight semesters of private study with our artist faculty and core courses in music history, theory, aural comprehension, and piano literature, you will complete a range of liberal arts core courses, including introductory study of the humanities, social sciences, science, and quantitative reasoning. You'll also have the opportunity to take elective classes in other areas of music – such as music business, music technology, music education, and secondary lessons in jazz, composition, and conducting – while participating in chamber music every semester.

Benefit from a number of opportunities to perform – as a soloist and as a collaborative pianist – on campus and around New York City. In addition, you'll participate in our Artist Master Class Series, which are weekly classes with internationally regarded artists and educators. You will be evaluated each spring in juried performances, and present full recitals your junior and senior years.

Through performance and collaboration as a soloist and with your musical peers, you’ll take full advantage of our Greenwich Village location and unparalleled access to all of the music industry assets that New York City has to offer. Whether you hope to be a performer, educator, or entrepreneur, or choose another career path, we will provide you with the expertise and opportunities necessary to realize your goals.

Questions 

If you have any additional questions about our degree, please feel free to contact Marilyn Nonken at marilyn.nonken@nyu.edu.