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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

Artist Master Class: Carlo Guaitoli

(75 THIRD AVE NORTH) Featuring some of the most prominent teaching artists in the field, our masterclasses are open to the public. We invite the broader community to participate in the study and celebration of piano repertoire.

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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.

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Piano Studies: Honors Recital

(BLACK BOX THEATRE) The annual Piano Studies Honors Recital is an interstudio showcase celebrating the achievements of NYU Steinhardt’s piano students.

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Chamber Music With Piano: Cécile Chaminade and More

(BLACK BOX THEATRE) The chamber ensembles of NYU Steinhardt perform a varied program of piano duets and sonatas with string instruments.

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Chamber Music With Piano: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and More

(ROOM 303, 35 WEST 4TH STREET) The chamber ensembles of NYU Steinhardt perform a varied program of works for piano, strings, and winds, including music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms, and Alfred...

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News and Events

NYU Steinhardt Participates in Carnegie Hall’s City-Wide Festival on the Artistry of Germany's Weimar Republic

NYU Steinhardt will present free music, theater, and dance events as part of the “Fall of the Weimar Republic: Dancing on the Precipice” festival focused on pre-World War II Germany.

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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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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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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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