Piano Performance - Solo Piano

New York University

Master On Campus
12 months
21540 USD/year
21540 USD/year
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In the Piano Performance - Solo Piano program from New York University you will receive intensive, conservatory-style training and attend master classes with leading artists, develop your technique and repertoire, and perform regularly both on and off campus in recitals, ensembles, salon evenings, showcase concerts, and more.


In the Piano Performance - Solo Piano program from New York University you will work with your advisor to tailor your curriculum toward your personal interests and career goals. Your program of study consists of private lessons, chamber music coaching, and courses in piano literature and historical performance practices, as well as seminars in music history and practical research methodologies. 

Your culminating degree recital is accompanied by the Graduate Colloquy, a course designed to prepare young artists and scholars for entry into the field.

You’ll work closely with our renowned artist faculty, professionals who perform regularly at venues in New York City and around the world, from the Concertgebouw, Wigmore Hall, and IRCAM to Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. You will learn about the repertoire in two semesters of Piano Literature, study performance practices of all eras, and participate in our year-long master class series.

Careers and Outcomes

Throughout your degree, you’ll achieve a level of excellence that makes it possible for you to enter the field of professional piano performance. You’ll gain knowledge of the repertoire written for piano from the 18th–21st centuries, as well as varied performance practices, both historical and contemporary. 

You’ll develop the technique to perform standard and contemporary repertoire in a fluent and stylistically appropriate manner, and maintain an injury-free career as a pianist. You’ll understand the myriad ways that, as a professional, you can share your expertise at the piano and knowledge of the repertoire with your audiences, students, and colleagues, recognizing your role, not only in performing, but in educating audiences about your art form and its history.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Music Reference and Research Materials
  • Technological Trends in Music Education
  • Sonata in the 19th Century
  • Contemporary Music
  • Aesthetics of Compositional Process in the Symphony
  • Seminar in Music Theory
  • Opera in the 20th Century
  • Film Music: Historical and Aesthetic Perspectives
  • Private Piano - Solo Repertoire

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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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 
  • Transcripts 
  • Letters of Recommendation 
  • 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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Piano Performance - Solo Piano
New York University


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