Piano Performance and Pedagogy (Advanced Certificate)

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Program Description

The Advanced Certificate in Piano Performance and Pedagogy is designed for mature artists seeking to advance their careers. Students take private lessons with artist faculty, elective courses in performance practice and music education, and a two-semester course designed specifically for the certificate program and culminating in a public recital, called The Art of the Piano: Pedagogy and Practice. Students may participate in solo and collaborative performance, ranging from recitals and chamber music to performances with the NYU orchestras and gain skills necessary to pursue careers in academia or the concert hall. 

Other Opportunities

Students may also pursue a dual-degree option that combines the MM in Piano Performance and the 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 this program.