NYU’s Music Education program is an imaginative place that prepares the next generation of music educators, thinkers, scholars, teaching artists, and change agents through progressive and foundational practices and research. Our fully accredited degrees offer students opportunities to study and perform with academics, musicians, and artist-teachers in New York City and surrounding areas. Courses expand the traditional master-apprentice model by including space for students to question, probe, and reimagine the potential of the musical experience for all students.
Provides students an opportunity to earn a dual degree (a Bachelor of Arts in Composition or Performance and a Master of Arts in Music Education) in five years.
Study applied music, theory, and pedagogy and complete student teaching in New York schools as you prepare for a career as an innovative Pre-K–12 music educator.Degree Details
Our post-master’s certificate offers advanced classes in music education, performance, and more to further develop your career or prepare you for doctoral study.Degree Details
Gain a thorough grounding in the significant issues and developing paradigms in music education as you prepare for a career in higher education.
News and Events
Music Education professor Bobby Sanabria is featured in a new music video of Billy Joel’s “New York State of Mind.”
NYU Steinhardt Professor Creates New Lab Researching Sustainable Entrepreneurship within the Classical Music Field
A grant from the National Endowment for the Arts will establish a new research lab focused on entrepreneurship and innovation in classical music training programs.
Music Ed alum Juliana Duenas Lopez reflects on her time at NYU and her first year teaching.
Melissa Morris (MA '00), award-winning music educator in the New York City public schools, discusses what music can teach us about diversity and what the pandemic has taught her about teaching.
The orchestra remotely performed the premiere of a jazz mambo.
Akini A. Gill has published his first book, "From Behind the Bridge to the Impossible Dream."