Summer Programs

NYU Summer Songwriters Workshop

Program Dates: June 13 - June 24, 2016

(Residential Students Move-in: June 12, Move-out: June 25)

Priority Application Deadline: April 1, 2016

Final Application Deadline: April 15, 2016


Intended For: High School Students, Undergraduates, Graduate Students, and Professionals

Program Description & Faculty

Summer Songwriters Workshop Level I (basic) & Level II (advanced)

An intensive seminar dedicated to the art of songwriting. 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 master classes with prominent members of the music community, one-on-one sessions with faculty, detailed presentations on a wide variety of skills, tools, and strategies essential for working songwriters, and interviews with renowned practitioners of the art.

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Program Costs and Fees

Below are all costs associated with the Summer Songwriters Workshop:

    • Tuition: 2016
      • Participant: $1,550
      • Auditor: $475
    • Application Fee: $55; nonrefundable and paid at the end of the 2016 Summer Application
    • Housing & Meal Plan (optional): $788 shared room with 10 meals and 30 Dining Dollars per week
    • International Students have additional Visa and/or participation fees
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).

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Application Information

A completed application consists of:

  1. A 2016 MPAP Summer Application
  2. Correctly uploaded audition materials in Get Acceptd and a $55 application fee (paid at the end of Acceptd)

*If you are an international student please go to the Application for International Students Website for application details.

Your application will be reviewed once your application is complete and not beforehand. 

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Audition Requirements

  • Please submit a recording and lyrics of 3 songs to which you have significantly contributed. Please describe your contribution to each song submitted.

Audition Details (Click Here)

Housing Information

Move in: June 12th, 2016
Move out: June 25th, 2016

Important Housing Information (Click Here)

International Students

Please follow this short check list as a guide of the necessary steps needed to take as an international student. 
    1. Complete the 2016 MPAP Summer Programs Application 
      With indication of housing need and financial need (if that would apply to your situation) 
    2. Submit proof of English language proficiency

Important International Student Details (Click Here)

Program Contacts

Program Administration                     

MPAP Summer Programs
35 West 4th Street, Suite 1077
New York, NY 10012
(p) 212 998 5438

Academic Content 

Phil Galdston
Faculty Songwriter-in-Residence
35 West 4th Street, Suite 1077
New York, NY 10012 
(p) 212 992 9460