Program Dates: June 19 - June 30, 2017
(Residential Students Move-in: June 18, 2017 & Move-out: July 1, 2017)
Final Application Deadline: April 1, 2017
Intended For: High School Students, Undergraduates, Graduate Students, and Professionals
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.
Program Details (Click Here)
Artistic Director, Phil Galdston, Master Teacher in Songwriter, Faculty Songwriter–in-Residence
MAIA SHARP: songwriter, recording artist, and producer; songs recorded by Paul Carrack, Cher, The Dixie Chicks, Art Garfunkel, Lisa Loeb, Edwin McCain, Keb' Mo', Bonnie Raitt, Trisha Yearwood, and on her own solo albums.
PHIL GALDSTON: GRAMMY®-nominated, award-winning songwriter/producer whose work has appeared on over 70,000,000 recordings and in countless film and television projects. First Faculty Songwriter-in-Residence in NYU's history and first member of its songwriting faculty.
BARRY EASTMOND: one of the most prolific R&B/Pop songwriter/producers, with songs and production on over 60 gold, platinum, and multi-platinum albums and sales of over 80,000,000 records.
BILLY SEIDMAN: songwriter and guitarist for artists like Ashford & Simpson, Patti Austin, and David Sanborn. Developed and leads the BMI New York Songwriting Workshop and workshops for the Songwriters Hall Of Fame.
Priority Application Deadline: TBA
Final Application Deadline: TBA
Program Dates: TBA
Residential Students Move-in:TBA Move-out: TBA
Mandatory Orientation: TBA
What to expect:
• targeted songwriting assignments
• detailed analysis of the tools used by the great songwriters
• daily professional and peer-to-peer critiques of their work in-progress.
To help participants develop their songs and grasp the essential principles of the production of demonstration recordings, top-tier studio musicians and NYU’s James Dolan Studio, a professional-quality multitrack digital and analog recording facilities will be available.
Integral aspects of the record business will be highlighted through roundtables and panels comprised of producers, engineers, record executives, and film music supervisors. Major industry organizations such as ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, and the SCL will be present.
The Workshop is also open to auditors, and while they will not participate, they will be able to attend all critiques, performances, events, and gatherings.
Below are all costs associated with the Summer Songwriters Workshop:
- Participant: TBA
- Auditor: TBA
- Application Fee: $55; nonrefundable and paid at the end of the 2017 Summer Application
- Housing & Meal Plan (optional): $820 shared room with 10 meals and 30 Dining Dollars per week
- See the Housing & Meal Plan page for more information
- International Students have additional Visa and/or participation fees
Costs and Fees Details (Click Here)
|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|
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:
For those who are planning on staying on campus, students will have successfully registered for housing when they have completed the housing application and paid the housing deposit.
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 fee's, tuition and housing costs are charged to the students eSuites (online student billing system and personal account) via the NYU Bursars Office. Instructions on making payment(s) are provided to accepted students by MPAP Summer Programs in communications sent to enrolled students' personal and NYU email accounts.
For information about financial aid and scholarships, see the Finances page.
A completed application consists of:
- A 2017 MPAP Summer Application
- 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.
APPLY NOW (Click Here)
Current NYU students should not follow these steps and should review the application procedure listed under Information for Current NYU Students.
Please visit the Application Information page for a more detailed explanation of the application process.
- 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)
- The format of audio recordings should be: .mp3, .mp4A, or .AAC
- A song entitled "My Song" that is submitted should be labeled YOURNAME_My_Song.mp3 (or mp4A or AAC).
- The format of all the additional documents should be: .pdf, .doc, or .docx
- PLEASE NOTE: The quality of the recording and/or performance is irrelevant. This is a songwriting workshop, and not a performance workshop.
Note: Audition requirements are different for each program depending on program director specifications. All audition materials are uploaded via "Get Accetpd" within the second portion of the MPAP Summer Programs Application (further instructions regarding application found here).
Move in: TBA
Move out: TBA
Important Housing Information (Click Here)
Please note, admitted students in need of on-campus housing will be sent the housing application after accepting their spot within their program. Housing requires a deposit of $500 towards your total housing charges that is to be paid as completion of the housing application.
*The meal plan is mandatory for students who stay in on-campus housing.
|Housing:||$488 (shared room in Weinstein Hall)|
|Meal Plan:||$332 (10 meals and $30 dining dollars per week)|
- Complete the 2017 MPAP Summer Programs Application
- With indication of housing need and financial need (if that would apply to your situation)
- Submit proof of English language proficiency
Important International Student Details (Click Here)
- If admitted into your program the next step is to obtain the required F-1 or J-1 student visa. You must:
- Complete the I-20/DS-2019 Application that is emailed directly to you (including processing fee reciept)
- Follow instructions provided by the Office of Global Services (OGS) until visa completion
- Once on campus, international students must attend the international student check-in. Exact date/time/location is provided at student orientation.
- At NYU, health insurance is required for F-1 and J-1 students. International students are automatically enrolled in a one month Summer Term health insurance policy at $270.
If you are an international student and you are interested in applying for the MPAP Summer Programs, please visit the International Students page.
MPAP Summer Programs