Piano Performance (MM)

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Program Description

The MM in Piano Performance offers a concentration in either solo performance or collaborative performance. Both concentrations offer a comprehensive sequence involving private lessons, chamber music, and literature courses covering four centuries of music and performance practice. Performance opportunities include solo and chamber recitals, master classes, showcase concerts, festivals and series focusing on NYU Steinhardt pianists, as well as performances with myriad ensembles. Students choose music electives to enhance their areas of specialization, reflecting research and performance interests and professional aspirations.

Other Opportunities

The program also offers a dual degree option leading to the MM in Piano Performance and Advanced Certificate in Piano Performance and Pedagogy.


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 the following concentrations: