Steinhardt Alumna Addresses Opioid Epidemic Through Drama Therapy

How can the arts be used to tackle the opioid epidemic, one of America’s most prominent health issues? Ana Bess Moyer Bell (MA ’16), Drama Therapy program alumna and founder of nonprofit COAAST (Creating Outreach About Addiction Support Together), is using therapeutic theatre to fight stigma around addiction and foster a supportive community for those […]

Seven Grammy Nominations for Steinhardt Faculty and Alumni

Three faculty members – Alan Ferber and Chris Potter (’06) from Steinhardt’s Jazz Studies program, and Warren Zanes from the Songwriting program — and three Steinhardt alumni – Christopher McClenney (’17), Darcy Proper (’90), and Nancy Whang (’00) – earned seven Grammy nominations collectively. Chris Potter was nominated for Best Improvised Jazz Solo (for “Ilimba”) and Best Jazz Instrumental Album for The Dreamer Is the […]

Steinhardt Music Business Graduate Students Win Competition to Design a Social Impact Campaign for Common and Pandora

Jason Joven, Josh Viner, Ada Bensadon Halioua, and Whitney Dublin, second year master’s candidates in Steinhardt’s music business program, won the Pandora Challenge:  Music and Social Impact Program, held at NYU on October 18, 2017. The goal the competition was to design a national social impact campaign for Oscar and Grammy-award winning hip-hop artist, actor, poet, […]

Juan Cristobal Losada Wins Latin Grammy Award

Juan Cristobal Losada, a producer-in-residence in NYU Steinhardt’s Music Business Program, is the recipient of a 2017 Latin Grammy Award for Best Traditional Tropical Album for his work on To Beny Moré With Love by Jon Secada, featuring the Charlie Sepúlveda Big Band. The 18th annual Latin Grammy Awards were announced at a ceremony held at the MGM […]

NYU Steinhardt Presents Three-Day Festival Celebrating Philip Glass – Nov. 17-19

The NYU Orchestras and Contemporary Music Ensemble present a weekend of free concerts to honor contemporary composer Philip Glass, who celebrated his 80th birthday this year. The concerts will take place at NYU Skirball from November 17-19, 2017. Glass – who the Chicago Tribune calls “perhaps the best-known, most successful, most widely imitated composer of […]

Witches, Goblins, and Sorcerers: NYU Orchestra Presents First-Ever Halloween Concert

NYUO¹, one of the premier orchestras of New York University, will perform its first-ever Halloween program in a free concert at the Frederick Loewe Theatre on Friday, October 27 at 8 pm. The program will be conducted by Adam Glaser as part of Glaser’s first season as the NYU Orchestras’ principal conductor. Professor Jonathan Hall […]

On World Mental Health Day, Nisha Sajnani and Her Students Advocate for Drama Therapy at the United Nations

“Theatre helps us to see the world through another’s eyes,” says, Nisha Sajnani, director of Steinhardt’s program in drama therapy. “Trans-disciplinary and action-oriented practices like drama therapy offer us ways of promoting empathy by challenging stigma and teaching us to navigate conflict and imagine change.” Sajnani brought this message to the United Nations NGO Committee on […]

‘Hear Them Roar:’ Questions for Nan Smithner on Women’s Rights and Environmental Theatre

Hear Them Roar:  The Fight for Women’s Rights is an environmental theatre production directed by Nan Smithner, clinical associate professor of educational theatre.  The play begins in Steinhardt’s Black Box Theatre, then takes the audience into the streets of Washington Square to experience the women’s rightsmovement firsthand.  We spoke to Smither about the evolution of […]