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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

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.


MM, Piano Performance: Solo Piano

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


MM, Piano Performance: Collaborative Piano (Musical Theatre)

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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MM, Piano Performance/Advanced Certificate, 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.


Advanced Certificate in 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.


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

Beethoven the Contemporary: Autumn 2020

A month of streamed performances, lectures, master classes, and collegia celebrating Beethoven's historical innovations and contemporary relevance.

Yoojung Kim in Recital

The Piano Studies Artist Faculty member will be performing throughout Korea this fall.

Jose Ramos Santana Hosts "Around the Piano"

Presenting a virtual series featuring performances and interviews with today's top pianists.

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 Steinhardt Pianists Collaborate on New Music

The partnerships with NYU student composers will culminate in the premieres of seven new works for solo piano.

Marilyn Nonken Featured at V Contemporary Piano Meeting

A lecture-recital on spectral piano music from our Piano Studies director.

Jeffrey Swann in Performance

His live-streamed concerts in November include an appearance with the Fairbanks Symphony.

Dr. Marilyn Nonken Publishes Book

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