A new scholarship program was announced in 2011, along with a collaboration between the Songwriters Hall of Fame and NYU Steinhardt’s Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions. The NYU Steinhardt Songwriting Scholar Award is presented to a music composition student whose work holds great potential for success in the field, and embodies the art, craft, individuality and qualities of communication of the best songwriting.
About the NYU Steinhardt Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions
Established in1925, the 1,600 students majoring in renowned music and performing arts programs today are guided by 400 faculty. The degree programs—baccalaureate through doctorate—share the School’s spirit of openness and innovation that encourages the pursuit of high artistic and academic goals. This unique vision takes many forms. In 1968, the Department merged with the New York College of Music. Since that time, 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).