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Concert Composition

INNOVATION   COLLABORATION   PERFORMANCE   MULTI-MEDIA 

Led by composer Julia Wolfe, Music Composition at NYU Steinhardt is teeming with possibilities. Whether writing for orchestra, amplified ensemble, voices, or for a slew of percussion you can realize your vision in the company of dynamic peers, collaborate with high level performers, and study with world-class faculty. The Concert Composition program supports your vision, developing tools that empower you to take risks and reach high. Collaborate creatively with video artists, choreographers, visual artists, studio engineers, and more as you access all that NYU has to offer.

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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