Throughout your degree, you’ll achieve a level of excellence that makes it possible for you to enter the field of professional piano performance. You’ll gain knowledge of the repertoire written for piano from the 18th–21st centuries, as well as varied performance practices, both historical and contemporary.
You’ll develop the technique to perform standard and contemporary repertoire in a fluent and stylistically appropriate manner, and maintain an injury-free career as a pianist. You’ll understand the myriad ways that, as a professional, you can share your expertise at the piano and knowledge of the repertoire with your audiences, students, and colleagues, recognizing your role, not only in performing, but in educating audiences about your art form and its history.
You’ll also gain professional experience while here at NYU Steinhardt, including appointments to teach private piano and keyboard skills, staff positions accompanying voice lessons and diction classes, and accompanying student degree recitals.