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Percussion Studies

Bachelor of Music
Percussion Studies

Gain advanced performance training as a percussionist and get a full liberal arts education with myriad performance opportunities in a variety of ensembles.

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Master of Music
Percussion Studies

Launch your career as a professional percussionist, combining numerous performance opportunities on and off campus with intensive academic study.

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Artist Diploma
Classical Instrumental Performance

Ideal for advanced students and professionals preparing for a career in performance, this post-master’s artist diploma helps you continue to develop your technique and musicianship.

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Strings: Viola

Doctor of Musical Arts
Music Performance

Prepare for a lifelong career in music as a collegiate educator or top level performer in the new Steinhardt DMA program, beginning Fall 2024.

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Doctor of Philosophy
Music Performance and Composition: Performers

Conduct cutting-edge research, perform on stage at NYU and throughout New York City, and study with world-renowned artists.

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News and Events

Percussion Performance to Commemorate Black History Month

NYU Steinhardt’s Percussion Ensemble will perform Tim Adams’ "8:46” to commemorate Black History Month. The program will also feature the world premiere of Lenny White’s "The Magnificent Seven" and a rare arrangement of Duke Ellington’s "Malletoba Spank."

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Sandbox Percussion Announces Debut Album "And That One Too"

Sandbox Percussion Seminar faculty releases new album with music by Andy Akiho, David Crowell, Amy Beth Kirsten, and Thomas Kotcheff.

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Watch Jared Shaw's Senior Recital

Jared presented his senior recital on YouTube with performances on drum set, xylophone, djembe, and African gyil.

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NYU Percussion Ensemble and Thomas Kozumplik Release "Child of the Earth"

Percussion Studies program director Jonathan Haas, the NYU Percussion Ensemble, and composer/percussionist Thomas Kozumplik have collaborated on the album Child of the Earth, released on the Music Starts from Silence label.

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MPAP Launches NYU Broadway Orchestra

The NYU Broadway Orchestra is a new ensemble in The Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions designed to train the next generation of musicians for a career on Broadway.

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Questions 

For more information, please contact mpap-percussion-studies@nyu.edu