|Program Dates: July 24 - August 4, 2017|
This program is intended for:
- High School, Undergraduate, Post-College and Graduate Students
- Continuing Professionals
The NYU Summer Piano Intensive brings serious young professionals and gifted student pianists to study and perform in America’s cultural capital, at one of the world’s most esteemed universities. The NYU Summer Piano Intensive offers instruction and mentoring appropriate for young artists pursuing concert careers, serious college-age students focusing on careers in performance, and advanced high school students preparing for conservatory auditions and competitions.
The two-week session features daily private lessons with following NYU Steinhardt Artist Faculty members:
Eduardus Halim - The last student of legendary pianists and pedagogues Vladimir Horowitz, Sascha Gorodnitzki, and Rudolf Firkusny, as well as a renowned performer. “Halim may be the most charismatic pianist to come along since Van Cliburn.” (New York Times)
Marilyn Nonken - A widely recorded performing artist, student of new music pioneers David Burge and Leonard Stein, and a specialist in music of the 20th and 21st centuries, she has performed at venues including Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, and festivals such as the Festival d’Automne and the William Kapell International Piano Festival and Competition. “One of the greatest interpreters of new music.” (American Record Guide)
Gila Goldstein - A renowned performer and recording artist, who studied in Israel and in New York with Neuhaus disciples Nina Svetlanova and Victor Derevianko. Performed at venues as Lincoln Center in NY, South Bank Center in London, Musée de Louvre in Paris and Beijing Concert Hall, and festivals such as Progetto Martha Argerich in Lugano and the American Liszt Society. “Her technique is fierce and fiery as the color of her hair” (Pianist magazine, London, UK)
Yoo Jung Kim - A student of Nikolai Demidenko and Ruth Nye, a student of Claudio Arrau, Yoojung Kim (“…intensely poetic and dramatic…with a diamond clarity and precision," Sutton Coldfield News) made her debut with the Korean Symphony Orchestra at age eleven. She has since performed with the Prague Symphony Orchestra, Budapest Chamber Orchestra, North Hungarian Symphony Orchestra, and Wiener Mozart Orchestra, among others, and been presented in recital at London's Wigmore Hall, Vienna's Konzerthaus, and Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall and Merkin Hall in New York. Awarded The Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother Scholarship for her studies at the Royal College of Music, Yoo Jung Kim received a Ph. D degree in Piano Performance from NYU Steinhardt.
Manuel Laufer - Manuel Laufer has appeared as recitalist, concerto soloist, and chamber musician in North America, South America, and Europe, at venues including Merkin Hall, (le) Poisson Rouge, Bang on a Can, June in Buffalo, and Festival Atempo. As a collaborative pianist he has participated in the Songfest Professional Program, Franz-Schubert-Institut at Baden-bei-Wien, and Orford Arts Centre Summer Academy. Before joining the adjunct faculty at NYU Steinhardt, he served as a collaborative staff pianist at the University of California, Irvine. Manuel is currently advisor to Festival ATEMPO (Caracas and Paris) and Artist Faculty at the Blueridge International Chamber Music Festival (North Vancouver).
The emphasis of the NYU Summer Piano Intensive is on personal, artistic, and technical development. Students receive daily lessons and duo coachings with Artist Faculty, and daytimes are devoted to master classes, practice time, and faculty presentations. This year's Artist Master Classes include Jeffrey Swann and Deirdre O'Donohue and evening events will include a special visit from the legendary classical piano recording engineer Joe Patrych. Evenings and weekends feature additional classes and performance opportunities, as well as visits to galleries, museums, and concert halls.
Students will also be encouraged to explore the intellectual offerings of NYU, one of the premier universities in the world, and meet with admissions officers to learn more about the application process and life as an NYU student.
Applying to the non-credit program consists of two steps:
1. Online Application: You must first complete our online admissions application at 2017 MPAP Summer Application in order to submit your auditions admission materials.
2. Audition Submission & Supplemental Material Upload: After you submit your application successfully, you will be sent an email link to the audition admissions website GetAcceptd. You will be required to submit a $55 application fee.
*Please note: You must have your application number available in order to successfully begin the audition submission step (provided when completing the online application - step 1).
International Students: Please also see special instructions for international applicants to the Summer Piano Intensive.
Current NYU students: If you are currently attending NYU and wish to apply to a summer program, you should not follow these steps and should instead review the application procedure listed under Information for Current NYU Students.
Online application guide:
|Starting an Application||
What to expect when completing the online application:
|Proof of English Proficiency (International Students Only)||
The audition or supplemental materials submission portion of the application is completed in a third party website called GetAcceptd.
Audition Submission & Supplemental Materials guide:
Summer Piano Intensive
What to expect when completing the online application:
|How to complete||
*Minimum age allowed in NYU on-campus housing for a MPAP Summer Program is 15 years old.
|Total Housing/Meal Plan Cost||
|US Students||International Students|
|Application Fee (paid at the end of Acceptd application)||$55||$55|
|Housing and Meal Plan (if on-campus)||$820||$820|
|Health Insurance||Not Applicable||$280 Comprehensive Plan|
Accepted students will confirm their attendance once they have paid the enrollment deposit (detailed instructions provided in acceptance email). Residential students will have successfully registered for housing once they have paid the housing deposit and completed the housing application (sent via email after student confirms their attendance).
Enrollment deposit: $150
- Accepted applicants will make an enrollment deposit of $150 in order to confirm their attendance to their NYU MPAP Summer Program. (payment instructions provided within the initial acceptance email)
Housing deposit: $500
- If staying in on-campus housing, students are required to pay a $500 deposit to reserve a space in housing.
- The housing deposit is a portion of the housing charges, and is NOT a separate or added fee.
- The housing deposit is applied to any housing charges on your bill. Any excess balance remaining will be applied to tuition fees or refunded to the student.
Please note: the Application Fee, Enrollment Deposit and Housing Deposit are not refundable.
Paying the remaining balance:
After paying the deposit(s), students are responsible for paying the remaining balance prior to the start of the program. *While the remaining tuition may be posted immediately after deposits are made, the remaining housing bills are not sent until 2 weeks prior to the start of the program.
All fees, tuition and housing costs are charged to the students eSuites (online student billing system and personal account) via the NYU Bursars Office. Instructions on accessing the eSuites account can be found here.
*Please note: Payment by credit card is not accepted by the Bursar's office to pay remaining balances, please contact the Bursars Office directly for questions about payment.
For information, see the Finances page.
- All communications and admission decisions are provided via email (email account used when application was created).
- Many program directors make admission decisions on a rolling basis once a completed application is received. However, applicants can expect to receive a final admissions decision email no later than two weeks after the final application deadline date.
Scholarships are not available in conjunction with this program.
MPAP Summer Programs