Now more than ever, a life in music encompasses a world of countless possibilities. As a string player, the journey begins in the practice room, as you gradually develop the skills to express your unique voice. To truly become an artist, you must understand how to engage with others, to communicate that which cannot be put into words.
At NYU, you will develop your voice and understanding of your instrument under the mentorship of renowned faculty, many of whom are leaders of ensembles and arts organizations in New York City. Finding the right teacher is paramount, and at NYU this is an organic process rather than a simple decision based on an audition. Over the course of your study, you will work with many of our string faculty in technique, orchestral repertoire, and studio and master classes. Performance opportunities abound, from informal instrumental classes to public chamber, baroque, new music, and orchestral ensemble concerts and cross-disciplinary projects on- and off-campus.
The Music and Performing Arts Professions department at NYU Steinhardt is one of the largest music departments in the world, offering countless electives in music business, performing arts administration, music technology, jazz studies, composition, songwriting, and music education. Alongside the music core curriculum, you will receive the know-how to pursue your passions and career goals in this ever-evolving world of music. The program is structured with flexibility, encouraging many students to pursue a double major and/or minor within a four-year course of study. Additional degrees are commonly pursued in the College of Arts and Science and the Tandon School of Engineering, as well as within Steinhardt itself. Another option is the 5-year program resulting in a Bachelor of Music Performance degree and a Master of Music Education degree, providing certification to teach in K-12 schools, with an exceptional record of job placement.