Summer Institute for Woodwind Studies

Summer Programs

Summer Institute for Woodwind Studies

Spend a week in New York City at New York University performing, collaborating, and creating music with renowned NYU faculty and music industry professionals.  Your daily routine will consist of a variety of musical activities including focus on auditon coaching, chamber music, electronic media, lessons, and masterclasses. Our Summer Institute for Woodwinds offers participants the opportunity to work on performance in addition to enhancing various skills of today’s successful musicians need.

The audition workshop will give you the skills you need to forge ahead with confidence! Under the guidance of NYU string faculty members, many of whom have won major competitions and orchestral auditions, you will spend your days putting together the elements needed for a successful audition. Faculty will assist you in preparing solo Bach, concerti, orchestral excerpts, showpieces and etudes. You will learn sports psychology techniques to help deal with performance anxiety such as centering, mental practice and the perfect formula for audition preparation.  

Program Dates: July 15 - July 21, 2018

Application Deadline:

Priority: May 14, 2018
Final: May 28, 2018
Late applications will be accepted after the final deadline for students who are not in need of on-campus housing.

Costs & Fees:

$55 (Non-Refundable Application Fee)
$850 (Tuition per Session)
$425 (On-Campus Housing and Required Meal Plan)
International Applicant/Student Fee Information

Intended For:

High School
Graduate Students

New Program Offerings!
Dr. Paul Cohen's Summer Saxophone Institute, formerly of New York Summer Music Festival, is moving to the 2017 NYU Summer Institute for Woodwind Studies! This program will take place along with the Institute for Woodwind Studies, giving saxophone students the opportunity to collaborate with woodwind students and faculty participating in the program. 

Instruments Accepted:
This year the Summer Institute for Woodwind Studies will be accepting students who study flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, and horn. 

Throughout the week, students participating in the Woodwind Institute will be exposed to an array of chamber music and small ensemble performance opportunities in New York City. Each student will participate in masterclasses with focus on their primary instrument. The program will conclude with a participant concert in the historic Loewe Theater.

This year's faculty will include:

Barbara Oldham, Artisitc Director of Quintet of the Americas 

Esther Lamneck, Director of Woodwind Studies

Gina Cuffari, NYU Steinhardt Bassoon Faculty

Kaitlyn Walker, Program Assistant of Woodwind Studies

Leonard Hindell, Former Member of the NY Philharmonic and Artist Faculty at NYU 

Matt Sullivan, Director of Double Reed Studies

Paul Cohen, NYU Steinhardt Saxophone Faculty

Pavel Vinnitsky, NYU Steinhardt Clarinet Faculty

Soo-Kyung Park, NYU Steinhardt Flute Faculty 

Tim Ruedeman, NYU Steinhardt Saxophone Faculty

Todd Nichols, Artistic Director and Conductor of Eastern Wind Symphony

Tom Cuffari, Sacred Heart University Adjunct Instructor

9:00am - 9:30am Morning Meeting
9:30am - 10:30am Individual Applied Lessons/Practice Time
10:30am - 11:30am Chamber Music Coaching
11:30am - 12:30pm Artist Series Masterclass
12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm - 3:00pm Guest Artist Seminar (Ex. Broadway Doubling, Yoga for Musicians, Musical Marketing)
3:00pm - 4:00pm Chamber Music Coaching
4:00pm - 5:00pm New Music Ensemble/Practice Time
5:00pm Dinner
7:00pm Evening Activity (Ex. Facutly Concert, Student Performances, Showroom Visit)

Minimum age allowed in NYU on-campus housing for a MPAP Summer Program is 15 years old.

  • Housing is not required, students may commute and will not be charged for housing/meal plan. Residential students will be housed in Weinstein Hall.
  • Summer housing application instructions are provided to admitted students only.
Meal Plan
  • Students staying in housing are required to have a meal plan (automatically assigned to student accounts when assigned a room in a residence hall).
  • 10 meals and 30 Dining Dollars per week (if desired, admitted students can increase meal plan)

Move In Date: July 15, 2018
Move Out Date: July 21, 2018

Costs and Fees
 US StudentsInternational Students
Application Fee (paid at the end of Acceptd application) $55 $55
Tuition Cost $850 $850
Housing and Meal Plan (if on-campus) $425 $425
Health Insurance Not Applicable $355 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).

$150 Enrollment deposit:
  • Accepted applicants will make an enrollment deposit of $150 in order to confirm their attendance to their NYU MPAP Summer Program. Payment instructions are provided within the initial acceptance email.
$500 Housing deposit:
  • 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: 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. 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.

All fees, tuition and housing costs are charged to the students eSuites (online student billing system and personal account) via the NYU Bursars Office. Read instructions on accessing the eSuites account.

For information, see the Summer 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.

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