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Concert Composition

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.

Bachelor of Music
Music Theory and Composition: Concert Music

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.

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Master of Music
Music Theory and Composition: Concert Music

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.

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Doctor of Philosophy
Music Performance and Composition: Composers

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.

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News and Events

Interactive Series: Instrumental and Electronic Works Featuring Hypercube

(PAULSON CENTER, ROOM 620) Composition and Music Technology students composed instrumental ensemble and electronic works for world-class ensemble, Hypercube to perform. Event also includes electronic compositions by graduating...

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Cincinnati Symphony Invites Julia Wolfe to be Inaugural Festival Director

The Cincinnati Symphony has invited Julia Wolfe to be the inaugural Festival Director of the 2024 May Festival. Concerts will feature the world premiere of Wolfe's All that breathes.

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Robert Honstein Awarded Prestigious Andrew Imbrie Award

The American Academy of Arts and Letters has awarded composer Robert Honstein (Program Director of Concert Composition) the prestigious Andrew Imbrie Award for his compositions. The award recognizes mid-career composers of great merit.

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Concert Composition Alumna Nyokabi Kariuki Releases EP Inspired by Childhood in Kenya

Nyokabi Kariuki  is a graduate of Concert Composition and a Kenyan composer and sound artist. Learn about her new EP, her experience performing in various settings, and her time at NYU Steinhardt.

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Utilizing Music as a Vehicle for Social Dialogue

Influential composer and director of NYU Steinhardt’s Music Composition programs, Julia Wolfe, completes Carnegie Hall residency.

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An Interview with Composition Alum and Faculty Paul Frucht

Paul Frucht has written "A More Perfect Union," a symphony based on President Obama's speeches.

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Meet Superstar Composer, Alum Joe Iconis

Be More Chill, the story of an unpopular kid in suburban New Jersey, began its life as a young adult novel. It has now made its way to Broadway, and alum Joe Iconis has been nominated for a 2019 Tony Award for Best Original Score.

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