UK Opera Director, Garth Bardsley, Joins NYU Steinhardt’s Vocal Performance Faculty 

English opera director, Garth Bardsley, has been appointed as a visiting associate professor in NYU Steinhardt’s Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions’ Program for Vocal Performance.  In this newly created role, Bardsley will complement and strengthen artistic practice within the opera studies track. An award-winning director from the United Kingdom, Bardsley has a unique interdisciplinary […]

Creating a Path for Others: DJ Cuppy (MA ’16) on Her Scholarship Program for African Students with Disabilities

D.J. Cuppy (MA ’16), (Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola), is a world-famous entertainer and a graduate of NYU Steinhardt’s Music Business Program.  A music producer and songwriter, she released her first compilation, House of Cuppy (2014), pioneering a fresh new sound she called Neo-Afrobeats. A year later, Cuppy followed her album’s success with an eight-country tour, Cuppy Takes Africa, now a […]

On Mentorship and the Road:  An Interview with Judy Tint, Musician and Lawyer

Judy Tint, clinical assistant professor of music business, has more than twenty five years of experience as an attorney, consultant, and producer in the entertainment industry.  A graduate of Columbia Law School, she serves as a Governor of the Recording Academy’s New York Chapter and travels regularly to Capitol Hill to advocate for artists’ rights. […]

Steinhardt Alumna, Heni Koenigsberg (’74), Wins Tony Award for The Band’s Visit

Heni Koenigsberg (BS 74), a Broadway producer and graduate of Steinhardt’s educational theatre program, has won a Tony Award for The Band’s Visit, which was awarded Best Musical.  This is the fifth Tony Award, and a five-year winning streak, for Koenigsberg, who won last year in the Best Revival of a Musical category for Hello, […]

Can Art Save Lives? Questions for Nisha Sajnani on How Drama Therapy Heals

Nisha Sajnani, PhD, RDT-BCT, is an associate professor at NYU Steinhardt and the director of the Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions’ Drama Therapy Program. She serves as the research director of the As Performance: Theatre and Health Lab and editor of the Drama Therapy Review.  We interviewed her about the healing power of […]

Performing for the Troops: Steinhardt Student Spotlight

Mackenzie Testa (BM ’20), a sophomore in NYU Steinhardt’s Music Business Program, joined Capital Movement Inc. and Armed Forces Entertainment to perform her original works – “I Only Want You” and “Love Has Taken Over” – for army troops during a Southwest Asia tour to military bases in Kuwait, Bahrain, and Djibouti. We spoke with […]

Stella M. Flores and R. Luke DuBois Honored with NYU’s Martin Luther King Jr. Faculty Award

Stella M. Flores and R. Luke DuBois have been awarded NYU’s 2018 Martin Luther King, Jr. Faculty Award. The award is presented annually to faculty members who exemplify King’s spirit through their teaching, public service, leadership, and community-building activities. Flores is Steinhardt’s associate dean for faculty development and diversity.  An associate professor of higher education, […]

Two NYU Steinhardt Alumnae Win Grammy Awards

Two alumnae from NYU Steinhardt were among the honorees at the 60th Grammy Awards ceremony on Sunday, January 28, 2018. Darcy Proper (BMUS, ’90) received an award for Best Surround Sound Album for her work as sound mastering engineer on Early Americans. Proper’s is a four-time Grammy winner; she has earned a total of ten nominations in her career.  […]