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String Studies

Bachelor of Music
String Studies

Gain intensive conservatory training in solo, chamber, and orchestral string repertoire while completing a full liberal arts education.


Master of Music
String Studies

Nurture your potential as a world-class string performer and entrepreneur through advanced training and the finest related academic and music courses.


Artist Diploma
Classical Instrumental Performance

Ideal for advanced students and professionals preparing for a career in performance, this post-master’s artist diploma helps you continue to develop your technique and musicianship.

Strings: Viola

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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News and Events

Watch the Fall 2020 String Studies Recitals

Students perform Beethoven, Bach, Stradella, Ysaÿe, Mozart, Schubert, and Brahms.

String Studies Alum Featured in The Washington Post's “21 for ’21"

Yaz Lancaster (BM '18, MM '20) is cited for writing "a stunner of a quartet" and more.

Grammy Nominations for String Faculty and Alumni

Nominees include double bassist Gregg August's "Dialogues on Race" for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album.

String Studies Adds Four Faculty Members

Violinists Joshua Henderson and Melissa White, violist Amadi Azikiwe, and harpist Brandee Younger have joined the faculty.

Lynn Harrell at NYU Steinhardt

Watch the renowned cellist's final public appearance, a heartfelt and inspirational discussion moderated by NYU Steinhardt Artist Faculty member Carol Ou.

String Studies Virtual Recitals

Watch two hour-long virtual concerts by String Studies students.

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."

Gregg August Wins Grand Prize in Two Divisions of Composition Competition

August won awards from The International Society of Bassists in the Chamber Ensemble and the Bass Ensemble divisions.

Virtual Orchestra Creates Videos

Some of our department’s Instrumental Performance majors have joined forces as the West 4th Street Collective.

NYU Broadway Orchestra Remote Recording Project

A remote recording of "The Wizard and I" from "Wicked."

MPAP Launches NYU Broadway Orchestra

The NYU Broadway Orchestra is a new ensemble in The Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions designed to train the next generation of musicians for a career on Broadway.

"Green Door" Soundtrack Brings Together Alumni

The soundtrack team behind a new Taiwanese mini-series called Green Door is mostly made up of alumni of the Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions. The six-episode show hit Netflix in America and 190 other countries in March after premiering in Taiwan where the music received good reviews.


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