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Woodwind Studies, M. M.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #28 (BCR) New York City, NY, United States
In the Woodwind Studies program from New York University you will learn both the theory and practice of becoming a skilled performer, as well as demonstrate and apply entrepreneurial skills essential to the real and varied world of the music profession, including concert programming, grant writing, and more.


Through core courses in music research, music history/literature, and music performance, you’ll learn to identify, analyze, and deftly perform repertoire from the 18th to the 21st centuries. You can further tailor your curriculum toward your specific interests and musical goals through three elective courses in areas such as music technology and performing arts administration.

In the Woodwind Studies program from New York University you’ll also work on your skills as a musician by choosing from a range of performance classes and specializing in traditional to contemporary music. You’ll work closely with our renowned faculty – who are top commercial and symphonic woodwind performers both here in New York City and around the world – through private instruction and by performing together both on and off campus.

Careers and Outcomes

You will demonstrate and apply entrepreneurial skills essential to the real and varied world of the music profession which will include concert programming, grant writing, promotional/audience development, website design, and press releases. Whatever the career path you envision, whether a performer, teacher, researcher, or administrator, we will provide you with the expertise and opportunities necessary to realize your goals.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Private instruction in applied instrument
  • Chamber Music, New Music, Orchestras
  • Flute and Piano Repertoire
  • Clarinet and Piano Repertoire
  • Double Reed and Piano Repertoire
  • Saxophone and Piano Repertoire
  • Psychology of Music
  • Advanced Computer Music: Synthesis and Composition
  • Music Education Philosophy
  • Environment of Performing Arts Administration

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description

      Students have up to six years to complete the program.

  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Résumé/CV 
  • Statement Of Purpose 
  • Letters Of Recommendation 
  • Transcripts 
  • Proficiency in English 
  • Audition 

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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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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