Facilities and Resources


NYU features state-of-the-art teaching facilities, each configured for digital and multi-media instruction. The Noah Greenberg Collection of Musical Instruments (containing the collection of the New York Pro Musica Antiqua) forms the nucleus of the department's ensemble for the performance of early music, the Collegium Musicum. The Affelder Collection of World Musical Instruments serves as a source for the performance collection of the World Music Ensembles and also as a repository of rare and important instruments for study and classroom use. The NYU Waverly Labs for Computing and Music provide digital resources for research and composition.

NYU Music Resources

Many resources are available for student use, including the Bobst Library, which houses an important collection of music, books, periodicals, videos/DVDs, and microfilms of relevance to musical study. The Avery Fisher Listening Center in the Bobst Library offers students and faculty access to recorded sound sources. Our students can take part in ensembles resident in the Music Department, those sponsored by the NYU Center for Music Performance, and those sponsored by the Steinhardt School of Education Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions.

Local Music Resources

In addition to the resources within the University, the New York City area presents limitless cultural facilities, among them the New York Public Library, the Pierpont Morgan Library, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Center for Traditional Music and Dance, CityLore, World Music Institute, and many other performing institutions active in the city. No single city in the world offers comparable or access to a such a stunningly diverse range of expressive culture.