NYU Broadway Percussion Seminar

Summer Programs

NYU Broadway Percussion Seminar

Hosted by the NYU Steinhardt Percussion Studies Program the Broadway Percussion Seminar offers classes with special guest percussionists, contractors, and conductors from the world of Broadway.  There will be sessions presented on drum set, percussion, mallet percussion, timpani, and Latin percussion, by the percussionists who developed the Broadway books!

For high school, college, and professional percussionists, the NYU Broadway Percussion Seminar/Summit is a five-day intensive study of the skills, experience, and know-how of the world of Broadway percussion. Panel discussions will be held with leading percussionists, conductors, and contractors who are actively pursuing musical careers on Broadway.

The students will have the opportunity to attend two Broadway shows, offering the opportunity for each participant to experience to sit in a live Broadway pit, during an actual Broadway show! They will also dine with the Broadway percussionists after a matinee performance.

Past Broadway Seminar presenters have included: John Clancy and Jon Epcar (Spiderman), Charlie Descarfino (Porgy and Bess), Javier Diaz (Guys and Dolls and Tarzan), Wilson Torres (In the Heights), Dan Haskins and David Ratajczak (Mary Poppins), Pablo Rieppi (West Side Story), Erik Charlston (How to Succeed in Business), James Saporito (NYC Ballet and Tony Awards), Valerie Naranjo and Tommy Igoe (The Lion King), Kory Grossman (Broadway's Super Sub), Ben Herman (Film Recording), and many more.

View a complete list of current NYU Percussion faculty. Throughout the week, you will have the opportunity to meet and work with several percussionists and contractors who are actively pursuing careers on Broadway. A typical session will cover a variety of topics, including: an overview of the show and book, setup issues, use of technology and video monitors, artist background, subbing on Broadway, pay-scale for Broadway musicians, and many others. Artists will perform excerpts from their book, and hands-on participants will be sent a portion of a show to prepare and perform for the percussionists in a masterclass setting. Participants are typically sent 4 - 6 pieces from one show to prepare.

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

Housing
  • 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: June 10, 2018
Move Out Date: June 16, 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
Programming Fee  $80 $80
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.

Scholarships will not be provided to attendees of this summer workshop.


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