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Piano Studies

Prepare for your career as a professional musician with instruction in performance practices from four centuries of keyboard repertoire. In Steinhardt’s unparalleled performing and recording facilities, you’ll work with renowned artists representing diverse traditions of pedagogy and performance, developing your personal artistry and acquiring the skills required to succeed after graduation.

Bachelor of Music
Piano Studies

Explore rich liberal arts offerings as part of your professional musical training. Traditional coursework and innovative electives prepare you to navigate today’s musical landscape.

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Master of Music
Piano Performance: Solo Piano

Hone your technique and knowledge of the repertoire, mentoring with world-renowned artists and taking advantage of unique performance opportunities.

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Master of Music
Piano Performance: Collaborative Piano

Learn to be a Music Director: Mentor with professionals, perform in musical theatre productions and the Broadway Orchestra, and collaborate with colleagues in Vocal Performance.

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Master of Music / Advanced Certificate
Piano Performance / Piano Performance and Pedagogy

Prepare for a career in academia as well as the concert hall, with coursework in performance practice and music education as well as professional mentorship.

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Advanced Certificate
Piano Performance and Pedagogy

Designed for mature artists seeking to move to advance their careers, this program provides enrichment and exposure for pianists at the pre- and post-doctoral levels.

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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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Upcoming Master Classes and Concerts

Steinhardt - Tandon Piano Series

(NYU TANDON SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING) The NYU Tandon Concert Series brings the musicians of NYU Steinhardt Piano Studies to the NYU Tandon School of Engineering. Performances are held in the glass atrium at the Bern-Dibner Library...

Chamber Music With Piano

(PAULSON CENTER) The pianists of NYU Steinhardt perform in four-hand ensembles, and in duos and trios with string and woodwind instrumentalists

Artist Master Class: Kyle Walker

(75 THIRD AVE NORTH) NYU Steinhardt’s Piano Master Class Series offers students the opportunity to work in a public setting with world-renowned performers who serve on the Piano Studies Artist Faculty or visit our campus as guests...

The Art of Piano: New York Overtones

(PAULSON CENTER, ROOM 620) The pianists of Prof. Eteri Andjaparidze’s “Art of Piano I” class perform a program of varied repertoire, reflecting diverse traditions of composition and pedagogy.

Piano Artist Faculty Recital: Yoojung Kim

(PAULSON CENTER, ROOM 620) Artist Faculty Yoojung Kim celebrates the 150th anniversary of Rachmaninoff’s birth, performing his “elegiac” piano trios Trios with Filip Pogády and Daniel Gaisford.

The Art of Not Falling - Arnold Schönberg at 150

(BLACK BOX THEATRE) The firebrand Schönberg underwent profound transformation in the Weimar years. Marilyn Nonken, a student of Leonard Stein, the composer's assistant, charts this transformation first from the keyboard, then...

Artist Master Class: Adonis Gonzalez-Matos

(75 THIRD AVE NORTH) NYU Steinhardt’s Piano Master Class Series offers students the opportunity to work in a public setting with world-renowned performers who serve on the Piano Studies Artist Faculty or visit our campus as guests...

Carnegie Hall's "Dancing on the Precipice" Festival: Piano Music of the Weimar Era

(BLACK BOX THEATRE) As part of Carnegie Hall's "Dancing on the Precipice" festival, the pianists of NYU Steinhardt present works celebrating the cultural richness of the Weimar Republic.

News and Events

Steinhardt Piano Students Perform Monthly for Seniors

Early in 2022, the Steinhardt program in Piano Studies partnered with Sunrise East 56, an assisted living community on the upper east side, to bring live performances to seniors. Initiated by NYU Silver School alumna Alyssa Friedman, the program is a favorite among the residents.

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"An Investment in the Future": 23 Steinway Pianos Arrive at the Paulson Center

The grand pianos, along with more than 70 new Yamaha uprights, elevate Steinhardt's music and performing arts programs.

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Adam Tendler Awarded Yvar Mikhashoff Prize

Artist Faculty Member granted prestigious prize in recognition of extraordinary contributions to contemporary music.

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Incoming Doctoral Student Wins Concert Artists Guild Competition

Incoming doctoral student in Piano Studies Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner has been named a winner of the 2022 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition.

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Rave Review for Piano Studies Alum

Ukrainian born Piano Studies alumna Milena Zhivotovskaya received a rave review for her work, "Three Pieces for Clarinet and Piano" and more.

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Chandra Xu elected to National Honor Society Phi Beta Kappa

Chandra Xu, a senior majoring in Piano Performance and Journalism, has been elected to membership in the national honor society of Phi Beta Kappa.

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Brielle Perez a Prizewinner in Camerata International

Brielle Perez has received second place in the solo senior division.

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"Staging the Musical Identities of Asian America"

Piano Studies student Michelle Li conducted an independent study exploring Asian American identity and its relation to music and music-making. Watch her perform "Tree Without Wind" by Huang Ruo.

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Manuel Laufer receives grant from Canada Council for the Arts

The Piano Studies Artist Faculty member and his duo partner received $25,000 to commission and record new works.

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Dr. Marilyn Nonken Publishes Book

The director of our program in Piano Studies publishes "Identity and Diversity in New Music."

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