The Teaching Artist: An Interview with Meghan Crosby (MA ’18)

A graduate of Steinhardt’s educational theatre program, Meghan Crosby brings the art of social justice storytelling to school children in New York City. Meghan Crosby (MA ’18)  is a teacher, playwright, director, and choreographer. She earned a master’s degree from NYU Steinhardt in Educational Theatre K-12 Certification Track, and an MFA in playwriting and dramaturgy […]

At NYU Steinhardt, Music Finds An Ally in Congressman Jerrold Nadler

In this divisive political season, one thing is clear:  no one is against music.  This was the message that Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler of the House Judiciary Committee brought to NYU Steinhardt at a special meeting for members of The Recording Academy and students of NYU Steinhardt’s Music Business Program. Held in the historic Provincetown Playhouse on […]

UK Opera Director, Garth Bardsley, Joins NYU Steinhardt’s Vocal Performance Faculty 

English opera director, Garth Bardsley, has been appointed as a visiting associate professor in NYU Steinhardt’s Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions’ Program for Vocal Performance.  In this newly created role, Bardsley will complement and strengthen artistic practice within the opera studies track. An award-winning director from the United Kingdom, Bardsley has a unique interdisciplinary […]

Creating a Path for Others: DJ Cuppy (MA ’16) on Her Scholarship Program for African Students with Disabilities

D.J. Cuppy (MA ’16), (Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola), is a world-famous entertainer and a graduate of NYU Steinhardt’s Music Business Program.  A music producer and songwriter, she released her first compilation, House of Cuppy (2014), pioneering a fresh new sound she called Neo-Afrobeats. A year later, Cuppy followed her album’s success with an eight-country tour, Cuppy Takes Africa, now a […]

500 Harmonicas for Climate Change

David Schroeder (left), director of NYU Steinhardt’s Program in Jazz Studies, gave community members 500 harmonicas to perform his original composition, The Oceans, with the jazz group, Combo Nuvo, on the United Nations’ International Day of Peace, September 21, 2018. The concert, in Washington Square Park, was an expression of solidarity and concern about climate change […]

On Mentorship and the Road:  An Interview with Judy Tint, Musician and Lawyer

Judy Tint, clinical assistant professor of music business, has more than twenty five years of experience as an attorney, consultant, and producer in the entertainment industry.  A graduate of Columbia Law School, she serves as a Governor of the Recording Academy’s New York Chapter and travels regularly to Capitol Hill to advocate for artists’ rights. […]

Steinhardt Alumna, Heni Koenigsberg (’74), Wins Tony Award for The Band’s Visit

Heni Koenigsberg (BS 74), a Broadway producer and graduate of Steinhardt’s educational theatre program, has won a Tony Award for The Band’s Visit, which was awarded Best Musical.  This is the fifth Tony Award, and a five-year winning streak, for Koenigsberg, who won last year in the Best Revival of a Musical category for Hello, […]