Summer Programs

NYU Broadway Percussion Seminar

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.  There will be sessions 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/Summit 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.

The students will have the opportunity to attend two Broadway shows, offering the opportunity for each participant to experience to sit in a live Broadway pit, during an actual Broadway show! They will also dine with the Broadway percussionists after a matinee performance.

Dates: June 11 - June 15, 2017

Application Deadline:

Priority: April 11, 2017
Final: April 29, 2017

Costs & Fees:

$55 (Non-Refundable Application Fee)
$850 (Tuition)
$410 (On-Campus Housing and Required Meal Plan)
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Intended For:

High School (16 years and older)
Undergraduate
Post-College and Graduate Students
Continuing Professionals

Past Broadway Seminar presenters have included: John Clancy and Jon Epcar (Spiderman), Charlie Descarfino (Porgy and Bess), Javier Diaz (Guys and Dolls and Tarzan), Wilson Torres (In the Heights), Dan Haskins and David Ratajczak (Mary Poppins), Pablo Rieppi (West Side Story), Erik Charlston (How to Succeed in Business), James Saporito (NYC Ballet and Tony Awards), Valerie Naranjo and Tommy Igoe (The Lion King), Kory Grossman (Broadway's Super Sub), Ben Herman (Film Recording), and many more.

View a complete list of current NYU Percussion faculty. Throughout the week, you will have the opportunity to meet and work with several percussionists and contractors who are actively pursuing careers on Broadway. A typical session will cover a variety of topics, including: an overview of the show and book, setup issues, use of technology and video monitors, artist background, subbing on Broadway, pay-scale for Broadway musicians, and many others. Artists will perform excerpts from their book, and hands-on participants will be sent a portion of a show to prepare and perform for the percussionists in a masterclass setting. Participants are typically sent 4 - 6 pieces from one show to prepare.

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Contact Us

Program Administration
Summer Programs
212 998 5438
mpap.summer@nyu.edu

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Jonathan Haas
Percussion Studies Director
212 992 9466
jonathan.haas@nyu.edu

Sean Statser
Percussion Faculty
212 992 9466
sjs512@nyu.edu