|Program Dates: June 19 - June 30, 2017|
This program is intended for:
- High School, Undergraduate, Post-College and Graduate Students
- Continuing 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.
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.
A maximum of 40 participating songwriters will be accepted into two levels of the Songwriters Workshop (Level I: basic; Level II: advanced). During the eight days of workshop sessions, they will hone their craft through:
• 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.
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 Songwriters Workshop.
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 Songwriters Workshop
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.
Students interested in financial aid should complete and submit the Scholarship Application that is sent to you once you complete the application process.
MPAP Summer Programs