The Celebration of Music and Performing Arts in the Steinhardt School will highlight the work of faculty and students April 30 through May 4.
"A Jubilant Song" is an evening of choral music performed by NYU Steinhardt's Vocal Performance Chorale under the direction of Paul Speiser. The eclectic program includes pieces by Brahms, Dello Joio, Gershwin, and Sondheim, among others. The Chorale will be joined by special guest Chandrika Tandon, whose album, Om Namo Narayanaya: Soul Call, was nominated for the 2011 Grammy Award for the Best Contemporary World Music Album.
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.