Led by Pulitzer Prize winner and Macarthur Fellow Julia Wolfe, Music Composition at NYU Steinhardt teems with possibilities. Whether you are writing for acoustic instruments, voice, or interactive media, you will realize your vision in the company of dynamic peers, high-level performers, and world-class faculty. Collaborating creatively with performers, video artists, choreographers, visual artists, and studio engineers, you will acquire tools that will empower you to take risks and the skills required to succeed after graduation.
Located in the heart of New York City, composers come to NYU from far and wide to be a part of the city's vibrant artistic life. NYU’s Music Composition community offers a creative, openminded, supportive environment in which to make new work.
New York City is the place to be! NYU has spawned numerous composer collectives, ensembles, record labels, festivals and more. Join a community of supportive peers to develop your unique compositional voice and chart your career. One on one contact with leading composers in the field will help realize your vision.
Create a highly personalized program as you refine your compositional voice to write large-scale works and embark on significant research for in-depth study and writing.
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.