Piano Performance and Pedagogy

Piano Performance and Pedagogy

All pianists face issues regarding technique, interpretation, and repertoire, which engage with long-standing traditions of teaching as well as contemporary performance practices and aesthetics. Designed for advanced performers seeking careers in academia as well as the concert stage, the advanced certificate in Piano Performance and Pedagogy combines theory and practice.

You can also choose to complete this advanced certificate as part of a dual-degree option with an MM in Piano Performance

What You'll Learn
  • Performance practices involving a repertoire spanning three centuries
  • Pedagogical traditions that shape our approach to the instrument
  • Educational perspectives on the art of performance

See the curriculum and requirements for this degree. 

How You'll Learn

The advanced certificate in Piano Performance and Pedagogy is comprised of private lessons with NYU Steinhardt's artist faculty, elective courses in performance practice and music education, and The Art of the Piano: Pedagogy and Practice, a two-semester course designed specifically for the certificate program, culminating in a public recital.

Degree Details
Notes for Prospective Students

Basic competence in music history and theory is a prerequisite for all graduate degree programs in music. Entering graduate students are required to take advisory exams in both areas prior to arrival; placements will be determined by interpreting the exam results in light of your educational background and the degree program for which you are enrolled. Remedial courses cannot be used to meet degree requirements.

See more information on admissions requirements and how to apply.