Piano Performance (BM)

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Program Description

The Bachelor of Music program in Piano Performance attracts outstanding young artists and offers intensive performance training within the stimulating environment of an internationally acclaimed liberal arts and research university. Student pianists work closely with renowned artist faculty in private lessons, become fluent in traditions of performance and pedagogy spanning four centuries, participate in NYU’s nationally regarded Artist Master Class Series, and perform as solo and collaborative artists at venues throughout New York City.

Musical training includes private lessons with artist faculty, chamber music coaching with members of top New York ensembles, and courses in piano literature, in addition to a conservatory-style sequence of courses in music theory, aural comprehension, keyboard skills, and music history. Annually, students are evaluated in juried performances, and all pianists present full recitals in their junior and senior years. Advanced undergraduates also participate in seminars on historical performance practices, entrepreneurship, and pedagogical traditions.

NYU’s rich liberal arts offerings promise a lively artistic and intellectual experience for the developing musician.


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