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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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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

NYU Contemporary Music Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble Concert

Featuring the world premieres of 13 new works by NYU composers.

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.

Watch Jared Shaw's Senior Recital

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

Message from the MPAP Chair on Racism and Black Lives Matter

"It is time for us to take responsibility and to take concrete steps to make MPAP an academic performance community where diversity and inclusion are indispensable and at the core of our teaching, training, and learning."

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.

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.