Percussion Studies

New York University

12 months
21540 USD/year
21540 USD/year
Tuition fee
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In the Percussion Studies program from New York University you'll work closely with our renowned faculty – top commercial and symphonic percussionists – in weekly private lessons and participate in repertoire classes that focus on solo performance and pedagogy.


Your curriculum in the Percussion Studies program from New York University is designed with flexibility in mind to allow you to study and pursue your specific interests and musical goals. Your course work comprises a core of music research and music history/literature, as well as music performance, including private instruction, ensemble, repertoire, orchestration, and arranging classes. You can pursue your three elective courses in subjects such as music theory, performing arts administration, and other related areas of interest.

Throughout, you will also learn to analyze the performance practices, both historical and contemporary, that inform the performance of repertoire from the 18th–21st centuries, making you a more knowledgeable and passionate performer.

Careers and Outcomes

Whether you aim to become a performer, teacher, researcher, or administrator, our experienced faculty will provide you the real-world knowledge you need to help you succeed after graduation. 

Beyond your skills as a performer, you will also demonstrate and apply entrepreneurial skills essential to the real and varied world of the music profession – including concert programming, grant writing, promotional/audience development, website design, and press releases.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Music Reference and Research Materials
  • Reference and Research in Jazz
  • Music Theatre: Process and Analysis
  • Sonata in the 19th Century
  • Contemporary Music
  • Music Criticism
  • Applied Instrument or Voice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Résumé/CV
  • Statement Of Purpose
  • Letters Of Recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Proficiency in English
  • Audition - An audition is required. We prefer that you schedule a live audition. If you are unable to audition in person, you should submit an audition video online via GetAcceptd. After you create a GetAcceptd account, you can complete your application and upload any required materials.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10770 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    21540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10770 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.


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Percussion Studies
New York University