Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions

Summer Programs

NYU Summer Study in Music Theatre

Program Description | Costs | Apply and Audition | For More Information

Starting January 15, 2016, the MPAP Summer Programs Application will be open for all 2016 applicants. Please note, that although we accept applications on a rolling basis, each program has specific individual deadlines.  Make sure to refer to the deadlines posted below. The 2016 Summer Study in Music Theatre will take place on June 27 - July 14, 2016  



Intended for: All levels 

See the Summer Study in Music Theatre at a glance:

  • Program Dates: June 29 - July 16, 2015
  • Priority Application Deadline: April 27, 2015
  • Final Application Deadline: May 11, 2015
  • Required Student Orientation: June 28, 2015 at 3pm
  • Housing Dates: June 28 - July 18, 2015
  • Tuition: $2,667
  • Please note that performance-based and need-based scholarships are not offered in conjunction with this program
  • Vocal Studies website 

Program Description

The Vocal Performance Program in Music and Performing Arts Professions offers a three-week intensive workshop during which students explore the techniques of music theatre performance from the perspective of an actor, singer, and dancer. The workshop employs both group and individual instruction, and activities include dance classes, choreography and musical staging rehearsals, acting and song analysis classes, private song coachings, and a series of master classes on subjects related to the field. The workshop culminates with a showcase presentation in which students perform the material they have been working on in class.

Evening activities for the workshop participants include Broadway shows, concerts, and other cultural events around New York. The program fee covers the cost of those events. The only money that students need to bring to the workshop is extra spending money for incidentals.


Below are all costs associated with the Summer Study in Music Theatre: 

  • Tuition: $2,667
  • Programming Fee: $120
  • Application Fee: $50; nonrefundable and paid at the end of the 2015 Summer Application
  • Housing & Meal Plan (optional): $1,143 shared room with 10 meals and 30 Dining Dollars  - see the Housing and Meal Plan page for more information

Please note that there are additional fees for all International Students. For information about financial aid and scholarships, see the Finances page. 

Apply & Audition

In addition to students already enrolled at NYU, the workshop is open to students from other universities and those who have just graduated from high school or completed their junior year. In order to participate in the summer music theatre workshop you must have completed your junior year of high school (a rising senior). There are no exceptions to these rulesIf you would like to be considered for the workshop you must complete the following:

  • Complete a 2015 Summer Application
  • Submit all Audition Requirements and supplemental materials (see Summer Study in Music Theatre)

For More Information

Program Administration                     

MPAP Summer Programs
35 West 4th Street, Suite 1077
New York, NY 10012

Academic Content 

Dianna Heldman
Summer Vocal Studies Director
35 West 4th Street, Suite 1077
New York, NY 10012