Welcome to the Steinhardt School's Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions at New York University.
NYU Steinhardt offers the highest level of professional training in the performing arts within the world’s cultural center, New York City. This is matched by the superb academic resources of a world-class university. Undergraduates receive intensive and systematic training in their specialization with acclaimed faculty along with a broad liberal arts education. Graduate students receive specialized academic training; lessons, performances, and master classes aimed at advancing their artistic goals; and advanced research opportunities in new and sophisticated facilities.
Develop your potential as a brass performer and gain real-world experience by working and performing with celebrated musicians.
Build on your existing woodwind skills through private lessons, seminars, master classes, and numerous performance opportunities all over New York City.
Study string performance in New York City through flexible classes, performance opportunities, and top artist-faculty.
Study percussion performance in New York City. We help you pursue your passion with advanced performance training and related academic study.
Pursue your passion for the constantly evolving jazz landscape with advanced performance training and related academic study.
Hone your skills as a pianist through lessons with a renowned Artist Faculty, innovative coursework, dedicated mentorship, and unparalleled performance opportunities.
Develop and expand your musical creativity and songwriting skills in diverse styles for concert settings and visual media.
Learn to write music for today’s media industry through rigorous course work, collaborations with schools throughout NYU, and recording opportunities.
NYU Steinhardt Songwriting will help you become the best songwriter you can be, in the genres, styles, and approaches you define.
Business, Technology, and Administration
Study with industry leaders and learn the necessary skills to thrive in a fast-paced industry.
Develop your expertise in an academic program that emphasizes creative experimentation and the integration of musical and technical skills.
Performing Arts Administration at NYU Steinhardt builds on your background in dance, theatre, music, opera, or film to help you become a leader in the field.
Prepare to become a music educator in school, international, studio, and community settings as you develop your artistic and instructional skills in NYC.
Build on your performing skills and learn to create transformative theatre arts programs in schools, cultural institutions, and community settings.
Prepare for a career as a dance educator and teaching artist in schools, studios, and community settings in New York City, the dance capital of the world.
Creative Arts Therapies
Music Therapy at NYU Steinhardt helps you combine your love of music and your commitment to helping others for a rewarding professional career.
Translate your theatre skills and love for improvisation into culturally responsible, creative, and effective care in hospitals, shelters, schools, and more.
News and Events
"It is time for us to take responsibility and to take concrete steps to make MPAP an academic performance community where diversity and inclusion are indispensable and at the core of our teaching, training, and learning."
Vanessa Williams, a multi-faceted performer who has sold millions of records worldwide, has been named NYU Steinhardt's 2020-2021 Dean’s Scholar-in-Residence.
AJ Smith released a song called "Billy Joel," and it got the Piano Man's attention.
A virtual performance series showcasing the creative work of our students, alumni, and faculty.
Keeping our MPAP community connected with the latest news.
Several Music and Performing Arts Professions alumni were among the winners at the 62nd Grammy Awards.