Steinhardt Music Summer Programs
Train with world-class musicians this summer at NYU!
NYU Steinhardt’s Music Summer Programs offer students ages 16 and older the opportunity to train with the renowned music faculty at NYU Steinhardt’s Music department.
Through 1-2 week intensive workshops, students hone their craft through group and private lessons, as well as masterclasses taught by guest instructors representing the best of the New York performing arts world.
Choose from one 16 musical disciplines to advance your technique, explore academic and career pathways in music, and connect with talented musicians from around the world.
How to Apply
Eligible applicants will be 16 years of age or older with demonstrated interest and experience in the musical discipline of the program to which they’re applying.
Most program applications include an audition component which you can submit online.
Explore program details and learn more about individual application requirements at the links provided below.
Music Summer Programs are offered as 1-2 week workshops throughout the summer. Explore program details and learn more and apply at the links provided below.
Broadway Percussion Seminar
Program Dates: June 11-15
Hosted by the NYU Steinhardt Percussion Studies Program, the Broadway Percussion Seminar offers classes with special guest percussionists, contractors, and conductors from the world of Broadway. Sessions are presented on drum set, percussion, mallet percussion, timpani, and Latin percussion, by the percussionists who developed the Broadway books!
For high school, college, and professional percussionists, the NYU Broadway Percussion Seminar is a five-day intensive study of the skills, experience, and know-how of the world of Broadway percussion. Panel discussions will be held with leading percussionists, conductors, and contractors who are actively pursuing musical careers on Broadway.
Jazz and Improv Composers Workshop
Session 1: June 25 - July 7
Session 2: July 9 - July 21
The NYU Steinhardt Summer Jazz Improv and Composers Workshop combines cutting-edge jazz education with master classes and workshops by the finest jazz musicians in New York City. This workshop offers courses covering a wide range of subjects tailored to the needs of intermediate to advanced students. Along with world-renowned jazz studies faculty, the workshop will include daily interaction with jazz musicians from around the world.
Summer Strings (Virtual and On-Campus Sessions)
In-Person Workshop (NYC Campus): June 26-July 7, 2023
NYU SummerStrings is an intensive workshop for today’s most talented and promising young musicians. We offer the highest level of training for entrance auditions, orchestral auditions, and competitions. Our SummerStrings 2023 workshops welcomes serious violinists, violists, cellists, and bassists ages 12+.
SummerStrings will give you the skills that you need to forge ahead with confidence! Under the guidance of our renowned faculty members, many of whom have won major competitions and orchestral auditions, you will spend your days putting together the elements needed for successful performances.
NYU Steinhardt Strings is committed to cultivating a space for collaboration, community, and creativity. This summer we are offering both an in-person and a virtual version of our workshop.
Program Dates: July 24-28
Each member of two world-renowned quintets, Manhattan Brass and Boston Brass, will lead online master classes. There will be two sessions per day for a total of 10 in a five-day period. Every topic imaginable will be covered that pertains to practicing, concert preparation, breathing techniques, networking, and sight reading just to name a few. Both ensembles will focus on success in the music world.
Summer Institute for Woodwind Studies
Program Dates: June 26 - June 30
Spend a week studying, collaborating, and performing with our esteemed woodwind faculty and students from around the globe! Our 5-day program, designed for high school and undergraduate students, will be packed with activity! Throughout the week students will participate in private lessons, daily studio classes, special topics masterclasses, and chamber music projects. Masterclass topics will include recording and production, careers in the music industry, "singing" through your instrument, reed making, and more. The program will culminate with a special concert showcasing student chamber music projects.
The Summer Institute for Woodwind Studies accepts students who study flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, and horn.
Program Dates: July 10 - 13
Broadway Winds, which is geared toward advanced high school and college-level woodwind players, allows students to perform, study, and collaborate with NYU Steinhardt faculty and industry professionals who have dedicated their careers to the art of woodwind doubling. This year’s sessions, which will be held virtually from the comfort of your home, will include overviews of individual shows, woodwind orchestration, paths to a successful career, doubling challenges, and equipment for doublers.
Throughout the four-day intensive, students will prepare and participate in virtual masterclasses led by woodwind doublers of current Broadway shows.
Program Dates: July 24 – August 4, 2023
Piano Studies at NYU Steinhardt (Marilyn Nonken, Director) welcomes young pianists and their teachers to engage with our renowned Artist Faculty and Guest Artists. Our Summer Piano Intensive includes private lessons and coachings on a daily basis, seminars and workshops, concert events, and exciting performance opportunities on campus and off. Our Intensive is designed for young artists and college-age students focused on pursuing performance careers; high school students preparing for conservatory auditions and competitions; and teachers seeking professional enrichment and inspiration.
Participants may opt to take private lessons or audit the proceedings. No matter which fee structure you choose, you’ll be encouraged to attend the events that most appeal to your aspirations.
Featured Artist Faculty for Summer 2023 include Marilyn Nonken, Eduardus Halim, Manuel Laufer, Jeffrey Swann, Adam Tendler, and Kyle Walker.
Classical Voice Intensive
Program Dates: July 10 - 21
The Vocal Performance Program offers a two-week intensive in which students explore and engage in classical vocal performance from multiple perspectives. In a world of ever-changing parameters, the arts remain one of our greatest comforts, vehicles of expression, and peace of mind for both individuals and the community. At no other time has this been more apparent, and so then, is the need to elevate our capacity to learn and to express ourselves through the arts. We invite you to participate in our summer workshop with our renowned faculty; experience private lessons and small group classes in Vocal Technique, Lyric Diction, Repertoire, Interpretation, and how to put all these things together in song.
Experience masterclasses in auditioning, music theatre, vocal physiology, career decisions, using technology, and exploring the rich history of the singers that paved the way. Take a live or virtual tour of the Met and Opera Houses Europe and celebrate your time with us by performing in the concert on the last day - open to all via technology. Don't miss out on this opportunity - we are looking forward to your application.
Summer Musical Theatre Workshop
Program Dates: July 24 - August 4
Explore the techniques of music theatre performance from the perspective of an actor, singer, and dancer from the convenience of your home. The workshop consists of one-on-one instruction (voice lessons and coachings), as well as group instruction in dance, acting and song analysis. A series of guest artists will provide workshops and masterclasses in addition to lectures on topics related to voice science and the performing arts business.
The workshop will culminate with a final showcase where you will perform the material you have been working on during your voice lessons and classes.
Contemporary Vocal Workshop
Program Dates: July 31 - August 11
Learn about vocal technique, vocal function, and basics of vocal anatomy and physiology, while employing the tools learned in group classes and masterclasses. Guest instructors currently working in the field will join in providing you with both theoretical and practical content about the music industry, equipping you to succeed as a performer.
The workshop will culminate with a final virtual showcase where you will perform the material you have been working on during your voice lessons and classes.
Scoring for Film, TV, Advertising or Video Games
The NYU Steinhardt Screen Scoring program is dedicated to creating a generation of composers that thrive in all aspects of the modern media scoring industry. We oﬀer four exciting back-to-back summer workshops in film, television, videogame, and advertising, all in the epicenter of the global music and film industries, New York City.
As a participant in these workshops, you will be mentored and critiqued by industry professionals every step of the way. Depending on your interests and focus, you can choose to apply to any combination of our workshops. You can even attend all four (Film, TV, Advertising, and Video Games), and spend an exciting month in NYC immersed in screen scoring.
Program Dates: June 19 – 30
The workshop is an intensive two-week seminar dedicated to the art and craft of creating words and music and the ideal marriage of both. Spearheaded by GRAMMY®-nominated songwriter Phil Galdston and featuring a faculty of acclaimed songwriters expert in a wide variety of musical genres, the workshop will provide in-depth presentations and hands-on exploration of a wide variety of skills, tools, and strategies essential for working songwriters. It features extensive collaboration, peer review, and crucial information about the rights of songwriters.
Musical Theatre Conducting
Program Dates: July 10 - 21, 2023
Ted Sperling, renowned Broadway musical director, will lead a select group of students in a remote intensive training seminar devoted to the art of musical direction for theatre. High priority will be devoted to conducting technique through daily masterclasses, both with the baton and without, to instill confidence leading an orchestra and cast. The art of collaboration will be explored with guest artists including directors, choreographers, arrangers, actors, copyists, and programmers. A survey of Broadway musical styles as they developed through the last 100 years will also be part of the curriculum.
Kodály Summer Institute
Program Dates: July 3 - 21
The NYU Steinhardt Kodály Summer Institute is open to students as a noncredit summer course. Students may also take the course for 3 graduate credits (different application process, email email@example.com for more info). Students who enroll in the summer master's degree program may take all three levels of the NYU Steinhardt Kodály Summer Institute toward fulfillmen of degree requirements, ending with both a master's degree in Music Education and Kodály certification (contact Dr. Jason Thompson, Director of Music Education, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Music Business Summer Institute: What Makes a Star?
Program Dates: July 10 – 21
What is A&R? Artist Branding? The 360 deal? Music Supervision? How do you create, market, and distribute music in the current music industry environment? These are just a few of the questions that will be answered in this two-week summer institute held at NYU Steinhardt. By participating in class sessions, going on field trips, attending concerts, and interacting with music industry professionals you will be given an overview of the current music industry, challenge your ideas, and create innovative ways to discover, create, or develop future “stars” in the music industry.
Music Therapy Summer Intensive
July 10 - 14
July 17 - 18
Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy is a clinically oriented, music-centered specialization applicable to many approaches in music therapy. Our training is unique in its comprehensive focus on the technical application of music, and the development of clinical/musical resources, especially improvisation. We offer a variety of opportunities for professional development: Nordoff-Robbins Certification training for professional music therapists, summer conference for Board-Certified therapists and educators, workshops for students, clinical supervision, and informational visits.
The two workshops offered to students are: Introduction to Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy for High School Students and Introduction to Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy: Foundations, Improvisational Resources, and Clinical Applications.
Contact email@example.com or call 212-998-5151 to learn more about the Center’s programs.
1-2 week workshops take place from June - August, 2023
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