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Master of Music
String Studies

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Located in one of the world’s most vibrant centers for music, this degree will give you advanced performance training and intensive academic course work with exceptional opportunities in the music industry. You’ll perform at landmark music venues, study one-on-one with our internationally acclaimed faculty, be mentored in entrepreneurship, and build a professional career in the modern music industry.

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Official Degree Title

Master of Music in Instrumental Performance with a Focus on String Studies

Full-time or Part-time
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Summer or Fall
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We strive to create an environment modeled after the real-life experiences of our artist-faculty. Curricular opportunities include private instruction, technique and repertoire classes, chamber and orchestral ensembles, the NYU Broadway Orchestra, Baroque Ensemble, Contemporary Ensemble, and more. With half of the degree credits available as elective study, you can tailor your curriculum toward your specific interests, musical goals, and career objectives in areas such as pedagogy, music technology, film scoring, composition, songwriting, performing arts administration, and music business.

The Master of Music degree in String Studies at NYU Steinhardt offers you professional training geared towards your career goals, encouraging you to develop your own individual musical voice and expression. You'll have intensive rehearsal and performance opportunities, both on and off campus, through our chamber ensembles and orchestras and through interaction with our Film Scoring, Music Technology, and Music Business programs.

You will achieve a level of performance excellence that will enable a seamless transition to the professional world. Our alumni regularly perform as members of ensembles throughout New York City and beyond. You’ll demonstrate and apply entrepreneurial skills essential to the real and varied world of the music profession. Whatever the career path you envision, whether a performer, teacher, researcher, or administrator, our artist-faculty will work closely with you to provide the expertise and opportunities necessary to realize your goals.


Professor Stephanie Baer
Professor Cyrus Beroukhim
Jess Bauer

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