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NYU Summer Intensive in Musical Theatre Conducting

Ted Sperling, renowned Broadway musical director, will lead a select group of students in a remote intensive training seminar devoted to the art of musical direction for theatre. High priority will be devoted to conducting technique through daily masterclasses, both with the baton and without, to instill confidence leading an orchestra and cast. The art of collaboration will be explored with guest artists including directors, choreographers, arrangers, actors, copyists, and programmers. A survey of Broadway musical styles as they developed through the last 100 years will also be part of the curriculum. 

Program Dates

July 19-30, 2021

Application Deadline

June 1, 2021

Costs and Fees

Application fee: $55
Tuition: $1200

Intended For

High school through adult

Audition Requirements

  • Resume that includes your experience working as conductor/music director, as well as any other pertinent musical qualifications. 
  • Video recording: Conducting video no longer than 10 minutes. We appreciate that some may not have a conducting video from a live performance. This will not impact your acceptance. Videos of you conducting to a recording are acceptable. Material can be from a show or from a classical work.
  • Optional recording of you as an instrumentalist or singer. Can be video or audio.


Summer 2021 Application

The 2021 summer programs application is open. Start your application today!


Costs and Fees

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212 998 5438

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