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Prepare for your career as a professional musician with instruction in performance practices from four centuries of keyboard repertoire. Our world-renowned artist faculty represent diverse traditions of pedagogy and performance. Working with active concertizing and recording artists, you will develop your potential as a performer and gain real-world knowledge to help you succeed after graduation.

BM, Piano Studies

Take conservatory-style music theory, history, and piano literature courses with a full liberal arts education in one of the world’s cultural centers.


MM, Piano Performance: Solo Piano

Perfect your technique and piano performance skills and enhance your repertoire through intensive, conservatory-style training and regular performances.


MM, Piano Performance: Collaborative Piano (Musical Theatre)

Gain an in-depth education in music direction and further your piano and musical skills by working closely with artist faculty and performing regularly.

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MM, Piano Performance/Advanced Certificate, Piano Performance and Pedagogy

Designed for high-caliber piano performers seeking careers in academia as well as the concert hall; study performance, pedagogy, and educational perspectives.


Advanced Certificate in Piano Performance and Pedagogy

Designed for advanced piano performers seeking careers in academia as well as the concert stage, this advanced certificate program combines theory and practice.


PhD, 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

Dr. Marilyn Nonken's Concert Featured in The New Yorker

"Eighters Gonna Eight," a piano performance curated by Marilyn Nonken, was featured in The New Yorker.

Dr. Marilyn Nonken Publishes New Book

Dr. Marilyn Nonken Publishes New Book, "Identity and Diversity in New Music."