See the Broadway Percussion Seminar at a glance:
- Priority Application Deadline: March 29, 2014 (learn How to Apply)
- Final Application Deadline: May 2, 2014
- Program Dates: June 15 - June 19, 2014
- Required Student Orientation: June 15, 2014, 3 p.m.
- Housing Dates: June 15 - June 21, 2014
- Tuition: $850
- Percussion Studies: http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/music/percussion/
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 into the world of Broadway percussion. Panel discussions will be held with leading percussionists, conductors and contractors who are actively pursuing musical careers on Broadway. In addition, students will attend two Broadway shows, offering the opportunity for each participant to experience a live broadway pit, during an actual broadway show! Dinner will be served after the matinee performance, with the show's percussionists in attendance.
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.
For a complete list of current NYU Percussion faculty, please click here.
Below are all costs associated with the Broadway Percussion Seminar:
- Tuition: $850
- Application Fee: $50; nonrefundable and paid at the end of the 2014 Summer Application
- Housing & Meal Plan (optional): $354 shared room with 10 meals and 30 Dining Dollars per week - see the Housing & Meal Plan page for more information
There is NO AUDITION required to participate in the NYU Broadway Percussion Seminar.
If you are planning on attending the Seminar as a hands-on participant, then you are required to submit a placement recording. Hands-on participants will be sent a portion of a Broadway show to prepare for one of the Seminar sessions with the percussionists who developed the books. Show assignments will be made based on your placement recording, experience level, previously performed shows and repertoire, and your given interest in a specific area of Broadway percussion (drum set, Latin percussion, or general percussion).
Submit a recording (either audio or video), that demonstrates your playing in any, or all, of the areas mentioned above. This can include: orchestral excerpts, solo performances, ensemble performances, a compilation of drum set styles, or a compilation of hand drum styles.
Acceptance to the NYU Broadway Percussion Seminar is on a rolling admissions basis. As soon as your application is completed, you will receive your acceptance notification. Once the seminar is filled to capacity, it will be closed for further applications.
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