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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
News and Events
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.
Francesca Khalifa has launched EXTENSITY, presenting innovative programming by emerging and established artists working across a range of disciplines.
His four recitals in Brooklyn will feature the sonatas of Beethoven.
NYU Steinhardt Piano Performance majors premiere seven new works written for them by Concert Composition students.
The Piano Studies Artist Faculty member and his duo partner received $25,000 to commission and record new works.
Presenting a virtual series featuring performances and interviews with today's top pianists.
"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."
The director of our program in Piano Studies publishes "Identity and Diversity in New Music."