• Brass

      • Take the Next Step

      • Contact Us

        Admission Contact
        College of Performing Arts
        Welcome Center | Office of Admission
        72 Fifth Avenue
        New York, NY 10011
        212.229.5150 or 800.292.3040

    • Bachelor of Music in Instrumental Performance

      The four-year undergraduate Instrumental Performance BM program embraces cutting-edge classical music instruction while providing a foundation of high-level technical training. It prepares students for real-world opportunities with the arts in a variety of settings: traditional, entrepreneurial, and cross-disciplinary.

      • Degree Bachelor of Music (BM)
      • Duration 4 years (126-132 credits)
      • Start Term Fall or Spring

      View upcoming deadlines

      Program Details

      Over the course of the four-year program, students complete coursework in the following areas of study. Please see the academic catalog for the current detailed program curriculum.

      • Private Lessons
      • Techniques of Music (Music Theory, Ear Training, Dictation, Piano)
      • Small and Large Ensembles
      • Performance Courses and Electives
      • Guided Electives (Courses in Arranging, Composition, Entrepreneurship, Improvisation, Pedagogy, Technology)
      • Liberal Arts Courses (Music History in Context, Electives at The New School)

  • Take The Next Step

Submit your application


To apply to any of our Bachelor's programs (Except the Bachelor's Program for Adult Transfer Students) complete and submit the Common App online.

Graduates and Adult Learners

To apply to any of our Master's, Doctural, Professional Studies Diploma, Graduate Certificate, or Associate's programs, or to apply to the Bachelor's Program for Adult and Transfer Students, complete and submit the New School Online Application.