Classical Instrumental Performance (Advanced Diploma)

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Program Description

This 18-credit post-master’s artist diploma in Classical Instrumental Performance addresses the specific needs of advanced students and young professionals preparing for a career in music performance. The program includes ongoing development of technique and musicianship, with an emphasis placed on private lessons, ensemble participation, and preparation for professional auditions and competitions. Course work allows students to focus on their primary area of study while preparing for a wide range of professional opportunities.

The advanced diploma is available in four program areas:

  • Brass Studies
  • Percussion Studies
  • String Studies
  • Woodwind Studies


Admission to graduate programs in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development requires the following minimum components:

  • Résumé/CV
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Proficiency in English

See NYU Steinhardt's Graduate Admissions website for additional information on school-wide admission. Some programs may require additional components for admissions.

See How to Apply for admission requirements and instructions specific to this program.