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Gain intensive conservatory training in solo, chamber, and orchestral repertoire while completing a full liberal arts education. You’ll find a multitude of opportunities for performance and collaboration, including our three orchestras and numerous chamber ensembles. Work closely with our faculty to maximize your potential as a musician and prepare for a fulfilling career as a working artist.

Degree Details

Official Degree Title

Bachelor of Music in Instrumental Performance

Full-time or Part-time
Start Date
Application Deadlines
Fall Early Decision 1
Fall Early Decision 2
Fall Regular Decision
Fall Internal Transfer Applications
Fall Transfer Applications

As a student in our program, you'll benefit from small classes with personal attention and guidance from your teachers in both music and the liberal arts, including introductory study of the humanities, social sciences, and scientific inquiry. You will complete core music classes, including music history, music theory, aural comprehension, and keyboard harmony and improvisation; and present full-length recitals in your junior and senior years. You'll also have the opportunity to take elective classes in music business, music technology, jazz studies, and music education, positioning you to be a leader and an entrepreneur in the ever-evolving world of music.

Live performance is a vital part of your education, and you'll have numerous opportunities to play, both within and beyond the NYU community. Our undergraduate students regularly perform at venues in Greenwich Village and throughout New York City. While we offer the highest level of solo repertoire study, we also emphasize intensive training in chamber and orchestral repertoire. Our students form ensembles at the start of each semester, taught by renowned performance faculty, and often choose to remain together throughout their years at NYU and after graduation. Extraordinary performances with the NYU Symphony, Chamber Orchestra, and Broadway Orchestra, provide additional experiences that prepare students for careers in every aspect of string performance. In addition, you’ll gain insights into varying approaches to interpretation and technique in frequent master classes with the world’s leading soloists and teachers.

You’ll enjoy numerous opportunities for performance and collaboration. Our Greenwich Village location gives you access to all of the advantages that come from being centered in the heart of the world’s cultural capital. Whatever the career path you envision, we will provide you with the expertise and opportunities necessary to realize your dreams.

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Spend Your Summer with NYU Steinhardt

Get training for entrance auditions, orchestral auditions, and competitions, plus workshops with performance psychologist Noa Kageyama.

Strings Summer Intensive