Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions

Summer Programs

SummerStrings@NYU: Audition Preparation Workshop

Program Dates: June 27 - July 15, 2016

(Residential Students Move-in: June 26, Move-out: July 16)

Priority Application Deadline: March 1, 2016

Final Application Deadline: March 5, 2016

Starting January 15th, 2016, the MPAP Summer Programs Application will be open for all 2016 applicants. If you would like to be alerted when the application is available, please visit the following page to signup for the NYU Steinhardt Summer Programs mailing list:

Intended For: High School, Undergraduates and Graduate Students

Program Description & Faculty

  • College Audition Workshop for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors
  • Graduate School/Competition Workshop for college/graduate students
The NYU SummerStrings Audition Workshops are open to today’s most talented and promising young musicians, offering intensive training for many types of string auditions. There are two concurrent workshops held over three weeks: one for high school students preparing for college auditions and the other for college and graduate students preparing for competitions and/or graduate school auditions. The intensity of the schedule and exacting performance standards make SummerStrings most appropriate for serious, dedicated musicians ages 15-25.

Program Details (Click Here)

Program Costs and Fees

Below are all costs associated with the Summerstrings@NYU Workshop:

    • Tuition: $1,800
    • Application Fee: $50; nonrefundable and paid at the end of the 2016 Summer Application
    • Housing & Meal Plan (optional): $1,182 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 tuition 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).

Costs and Fees Details (Click Here)

Application Information

A completed application consists of:

  1. A 2016 MPAP Summer Application
  2. Correctly uploaded audition materials in Get Acceptd
  3. A $50 application fee. 

*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. 

Application Details (Click Here)

Audition Requirements

The College Audition Workshop is open to high school sophomores and juniors. The Graduate School/Competition Audition Workshop is open to current college students. Both programs have limited enrollment so register early to ensure your space! 

Audition Details (Click Here)

Housing Information

Move in: June 26th, 2016
Move out: July 16th, 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                          

Stephanie Baer
String Studies Director
35 West 4th Street, Suite 1077
New York, NY 10012 


Cyrus Beroukhim
Associate Music Professor
35 West 4th Street, Suite 1077
New York, NY 10012