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 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 orchestras, as well as orchestras that perform for our musical theatre, opera, and dance productions, provide additional experiences that prepare students for careers in every aspect of string performance.
You will present a solo master's recital, usually in your final (third or fourth) semester. The recital experience includes a manageable research project that examines a piece or set of pieces on the recital program from the standpoint of music history, music theory/analysis, and/or performance practices.