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Music and Performing Arts Professions

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.

Instrumental Performance

Brass Studies

Develop your potential as a brass performer and gain real-world experience by working and performing with celebrated musicians.

Woodwind Studies

Build on your existing woodwind skills through private lessons, seminars, master classes, and numerous performance opportunities all over New York City.

String Studies

Study string performance in New York City through flexible classes, performance opportunities, and top artist-faculty.

Percussion Studies

Study percussion performance in New York City. We help you pursue your passion with advanced performance training and related academic study.

Jazz Studies

Pursue your passion for the constantly evolving jazz landscape with advanced performance training and related academic study.

Piano Studies

Hone your skills as a pianist through lessons with a renowned Artist Faculty, innovative coursework, dedicated mentorship, and unparalleled performance opportunities.

Music Composition

Concert Composition

Develop and expand your musical creativity and songwriting skills in diverse styles for concert settings and visual media.

Screen Scoring

Learn to write music for today’s media industry through rigorous course work, collaborations with schools throughout NYU, and recording opportunities.

Songwriting

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

Music Business

Study with industry leaders and learn the necessary skills to thrive in a fast-paced industry.

Music Technology

Develop your expertise in an academic program that emphasizes creative experimentation and the integration of musical and technical skills.

Performing Arts Administration

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.

Education

Music Education

Prepare to become a music educator in school, international, studio, and community settings as you develop your artistic and instructional skills in NYC.

Educational Theatre

Build on your performing skills and learn to create transformative theatre arts programs in schools, cultural institutions, and community settings.

Dance Education

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

Music Therapy at NYU Steinhardt helps you combine your love of music and your commitment to helping others for a rewarding professional career.

Drama Therapy

Translate your theatre skills and love for improvisation into culturally responsible, creative, and effective care in hospitals, shelters, schools, and more.

Vocal Performance

Vocal Performance

Gain both a sustainable vocal technique and a foundation in dramatic interpretation, preparing you for a full range of professional career opportunities.

News and Events

Message from the MPAP Chair on Racism and Black Lives Matter

"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 Named NYU Steinhardt's 2020-2021 Dean’s Scholar-in-Residence

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.

Songwriting Alum Connects with Billy Joel

AJ Smith released a song called "Billy Joel," and it got the Piano Man's attention.

Takes from the Village

A virtual performance series showcasing the creative work of our students, alumni, and faculty.

Virtual Happenings

Keeping our MPAP community connected with the latest news.

Congratulations to our Department's Grammy Winners!

Several Music and Performing Arts Professions alumni were among the winners at the 62nd Grammy Awards.

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Music and Performing Arts Professions

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New York, NY 10012
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