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Master of Music
Woodwind Studies

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Nurture your musical ability and your potential as a performer and entrepreneur through advanced performance training combined with the finest related academic and music courses. You will learn both the theory and practice of becoming a skilled performer, as well as demonstrate and apply entrepreneurial skills essential to the real and varied world of the music profession, including concert programming, grant writing, and more.

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

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Through core courses in music research, music history/literature, and music performance, you’ll learn to identify, analyze, and deftly perform repertoire from the 18th to the 21st centuries. You can further tailor your curriculum toward your specific interests and musical goals through three elective courses in areas such as music technology and performing arts administration.

You’ll also work on your skills as a musician by choosing from a range of performance classes and specializing in traditional to contemporary music. You’ll work closely with our renowned faculty – who are top commercial and symphonic woodwind performers both here in New York City and around the world – through private instruction and by performing together both on and off campus.

Take advantage of myriad performance opportunities, including several chamber music concerts each year offering chances to perform in quintets, quartets, trios, and other mixed ensembles taught by our leading ensemble faculty. The NYU orchestras present concerts of standard orchestral repertoire and new music, including concertos performed by student competition winners. Additional orchestral experiences are available through our fully staged opera, music theatre productions, recording studio dates, and film scoring projects produced by leading Broadway and major opera company music directors.

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.

You will demonstrate and apply entrepreneurial skills essential to the real and varied world of the music profession which will include concert programming, grant writing, promotional/audience development, website design, and press releases. Whatever the career path you envision, whether a performer, teacher, researcher, or administrator, we will provide you with the expertise and opportunities necessary to realize your goals.


If you have any additional questions about our degree, please feel free to contact Kaitlyn Walker at

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Summer Woodwind Intensives

Study and collaborate with top woodwind professionals this summer in our Summer Institute for Woodwind Studies or Broadway Winds workshops.

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