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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.

Application Extended: Still Accepting Applications


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.

Application Extended: Still Accepting Applications

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

Open House: Tisch & Steinhardt Performing Arts

Join us for site-specific performance works by Tisch and Steinhardt students and faculty, and view the new instructional spaces for NYU's renowned performing arts programs – including theatres, studios, rehearsal rooms, and more!...

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Spring Concert: NYU Orchestra One

NYU Orchestra One performs Mahler Symphony No. 4 under the baton of David Bloom. Also featured in this concert is the Re(new)al concerto for percussion quartet and orchestra by Viet Cuong as well as the Winner of the 2023 Concert...

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Spring Concert: NYU Orchestra Two

NYU Orchestra Two performs Britten and Debussy under the baton of David Bloom. This concert will also feature the World Premiere of Lenny White's Without Resolution, along with the Winner of the 2023 Concert Composition...

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NYU Broadway Orchestra Performs with Program in Vocal Performance

NYU's Broadway Orchestra, under the baton of Ted Sperling, will feature songs from musicals like Sweeney Todd, West Side Story, and Dreamgirls, among others. This program features instrumentalists from the orchestra and vocal...

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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.

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Grammy Nominations for String Faculty and Alumni

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

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String Studies Adds Four Faculty Members

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

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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.

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String Studies Virtual Recitals

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

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