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 […]

Art Educator Judith Schwartz Reflects on Her Wildly Imaginative and Dazzling Career and a Mosaic Dog Bench

Judith Schwartz, professor of art and art education, began her career at NYU Steinhardt in 1970, and for almost five decades, has offered her students hands-on experiences in media that is informed by history, aesthetics, contemporary practice, and critical theory.  Among her recent honors are an Educator of the Year award from the Renwick Museum, Smithsonian Institution, and […]

Live from Los Angeles, Steinhardt Alumna Wins Emmy for ‘Saturday Night Live’

Sunday night was a good night for NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” — including one of the show’s producers, Erin Doyle (BS ’07), a graduate of NYU Steinhardt’s Department of Media, Culture, and Communication. Doyle and her colleagues won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series for “Saturday Night Live.” Congrats to all on an extraordinary night! #SNL #Emmys […]

NYU Class Collaborates with Cooper Hewitt to Increase Accessibility

Art, accessibility, and technology converged this spring in the Cooper Hewitt Co-Lab, an interdisciplinary course through the NYU Ability Project focused on reimagining the collection of the Smithsonian’s design museum for museumgoers with disabilities. Luke DuBois, co-director of the Ability Project and associate professor of Integrated Digital Media at Tandon, learned from Caroline Baumann, director […]

Steinhardt Community Members Receive Emmy Nominations for Saturday Night Live and Feud: Bette and Joan

Two members of the Steinhardt community received multiple nominations for Emmy Awards for their work producing and scoring hit television shows. Erin Doyle (BS ’07), who graduated from NYU Steinhardt with a degree in communication studies, is nominated for two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series as a producer for NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” as […]

How Steinhardt Entrepreneurs Are Using Technology in the Arts

Innovation is in Steinhardt’s DNA – the School was the birthplace of groundbreaking programs in educational theatre, food studies, and media ecology, to name a few. This legacy of innovation has carried through to the School’s alumni, several of whom are using technology to facilitate artistic expression. Three startups with Steinhardt founders have taken part […]

Steinhardt Alumna Wins Tony for Hello, Dolly!

Heni Koenigsberg (’74), a producer for Hello, Dolly!, has won a Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. Koenigsberg was also nominated in the category of Best Play as a producer for A Doll’s House, Part 2.  Koenigsberg has won several Tony Awards as a producer; she won last year for A View From the Bridge, in 2015 for Skylight, […]

NYU Steinhardt and U.S. Postal Service Celebrate Civil Rights Activist Dorothy Height

NYU Steinhardt Alumna Dorothy Height (BA ’33, MA ’35, HON ’75) was honored with a special FOREVER stamp issued by the U.S. Postal Service in honor of Black History Month. A leader of the African-American and women’s rights movements, Height worked alongside prominent civil rights activists and shared the stage with Martin Luther King, Jr. at […]