The Celebration of Music and Performing Arts in the Steinhardt School will highlight the work of faculty and students April 30 through May 4.
The week-long festival of performances will be kicked off with an NYU Symphony Orchestra concert. Maestro Gerald Steichen will lead the Symphony on a program that features Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5, as well as works by the winners of NYU Steinhardt’s Film Score and Orchestral Composition Competitions. The Film Scores will be performed to film and are presented in collaboration with Tisch Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film and Television Student Animation and Live-Action Films.
NYU Steinhardt’s Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions was established in 1925. In 1968, the Department merged with the New York College of Music. Since that time, Steinhardt Music and Performing Arts Professions has functioned as NYU's "school" of music and developed into a major research and practice center in music technology, music business, music composition, film scoring, music performance practices, performing arts therapies, and the performing arts-in-education (music, dance, and drama). Today, 1,600 students majoring in these renowned music and performing arts programs are guided by 400 faculty in degree programs—baccalaureate through doctorate—which are marked by an integration of performance, research, technology, and practice.