Instrumental Performance (BM)

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Program Description

The Bachelor of Music degree program in Instrumental Performance provides students with the opportunity for intensive study with internationally acclaimed performers and teachers. Private instruction is combined with studies in music theory and history, chamber music, and performance practices. 


Students can specialize in the following areas:

Students participate in myriad performance opportunities, including solo repertoire study and intensive training in chamber, new music, and orchestral repertoire. Students may perform in symphony and repertory orchestras, fully staged music theatre and opera productions, string and wind chamber groups, percussion ensembles, contemporary music ensembles, and jazz ensembles. In addition, master classes with renowned faculty and visiting artists provide opportunities for performance, interaction, and learning. Students may also take music business courses that enable them to obtain internships in the music industry, a music technology sequence, an introduction to music therapy, and other options.


New York University's Office of Undergraduate Admissions supports the application process for all undergraduate programs at NYU.  For additional information about undergraduate admissions, including application requirements, see How to Apply


Audition requirements vary by area of specialization: