The Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions offers a supportive environment in which to explore disciplined and interdisciplinary endeavors in Music Performance, Composition, Music Business, Arts Administration, Music Technology, Music Therapy, Drama Therapy, and the Arts in Education (Educational Theatre, Music, and Dance).
Undergraduates receive intensive training in their areas of specialization in the context of a rich liberal arts education. Graduate students work with acclaimed faculty and mentors, pursuing advanced research in sophisticated facilities. Together, students and faculty engage in professional, scholarly, and artistic practices that capture international attention and serve as models for progress.
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
Dido & Aeneas offers a stunning combination of music drama inseparably entwined with exquisite choral writing and evocative physical movement.
The 2022 Downbeat award winning NYU Pop/Rock Ensemble will perform at Provincetown Playhouse.
Presenting music from modern day singer/songwriters to classic swing chestnuts, Village Voices will take you on a ride both traditional and soulful.
The transition over the last decade from purchases of CDs, vinyl albums and downloads to subscription and advertising supported streaming has had an enormous economic impact on the music industry.
This year marks the 90th anniversary of Dance Education. To celebrate, the Program is holding the 2022 Distinguished Faculty Dance Concert on November 18 and 19.
NYU Steinhardt alum creates a groundbreaking prison arts performance with help from the Educational Theatre program's Verbatim Performance Lab and students.
Sam Hollander, one of the most successful and influential songwriters of the past 20 years, visited NYU for an episode of WORDS & MUSIC, an interview series curated and hosted by Director of Songwriting, Phil Galdston, and NYU Songwriting majors.
NYU Steinhardt Screen Scoring congratulates Aurélie Webb (MM 2020), Elizabeth Phillipson-Weiner (MM 2021), and Cal Freundlich (MM 2022) who respectively scored the three Student Academy Award winning documentaries of 2022!
Presentation included assessing the impact of Vocal Pedagogy outreach activities on geographically, culturally, and economically disadvantaged communities.
In June 2020 the NYU Steinhardt Verbatim Performance Lab (VPL) entered a collaboration with the University of Denver Prison Arts Initiative (DU PAI) at the invitation of Education Theatre alumna Ashley Hamilton.
Influential composer and director of NYU Steinhardt’s Music Composition programs, Julia Wolfe, completes Carnegie Hall residency.
Alessandro Vena performs a recital including works by Muzio Clementi, Ottorino Respighi, and Davide Zannoni.