Summer Piano Intensive

Summer Programs

Summer Piano Intensive

The NYU Summer Piano Intensive brings serious young professionals and gifted student pianists to study and perform in America’s cultural capital, at one of the world’s most esteemed universities. The Intensive offers instruction and mentoring appropriate for young artists and college-age students focused on pursuing performance careers, as well as advanced high school students preparing for conservatory auditions and competitions.

The two-week session features daily private lessons with following NYU Steinhardt Artist Faculty members:

Marilyn Nonken - Upon her New York recital debut, Marilyn Nonken was heralded as "a determined protector of important music" (New York Times). Since then, she has been recognized a "one of the greatest interpreters of new music" (American Record Guide). In 2015, Fanfare proclaimed: “Her voicings are exquisite, her pedaling throughout is a model to be studied, and, when necessary, her virtuosity is equaled only by the insight and passion with which every piece is imbued.” 

Her repertoire comprises the complete piano music of Schoenberg, Boulez, and Murail, as well as works by pioneers of the New York School, New Complexity, and spectral music. Her nearly 30 CD releases include Morton Feldman: Triadic Memories (Mode), Voix Voilées: Spectral Music for Piano and Tristan Murail: Complete Piano Music (Metier), Olivier Messiaen: Visions de l’Amen (Bridge), and Jason Eckardt: Subject (Tzadik). She has collaborated with composers associated with the spectral attitude, such as Tristan Murail, Hugues Dufourt, Jonathan Harvey, and Michael Levinas, and composers who have written for her include Drew Baker, Richard Carrick, Jason Eckardt, Joshua Fineberg, Michael Finnissy, Elizabeth Hoffman, Michael Kuehn, Arlene Sierra, Christopher Trapani, and Nina C. Young.
A student of David Burge at the Eastman School, Marilyn Nonken received a Ph.D. in musicology from Columbia University. Her writings have been published in Tempo, Perspectives of New Music, Contemporary Music Review, Agni, Current Musicology, Ecological Psychology, the Journal of the Institute for Studies in American Music, Music and Medicine, and the Journal of Hand Therapy. She has contributed chapters to “Perspectives on the Performance of French Piano Music," “Messiaen Perspectives 2: Techniques, Influence, and Reception” (both Ashgate), and the forthcoming "Oxford Handbook of Spectral Music." Her monograph, "The Spectral Piano: From Liszt, Scriabin, and Debussy to the Digital Age" (Cambridge) was published in 2014. Marilyn Nonken is a Steinway Artist.

Eduardus Halim is the inaugural holder of the Sascha Gorodnitzki Chair in Piano Studies at NYU Steinhardt. Since his 1987 Lincoln Center debut, Halim has appeared with such orchestras as Baltimore Symphony, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, Hongkong Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Malaysian Philharmonic, Russian National Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Shanghai Philharmonic, Singapore Symphony. He has given recitals in New York at Alice Tully Hall, 92nd Street Y, Washington at the Kennedy Center, Wigmore Hall in London. Other career highlights include a performance of the Beethoven's Chorale Fantasy conducted by Jahja Ling at Carnegie Hall and recitals of Granados's Goya-inspired piano suite "Goyescas" at the Frick Collection in New York, the Gardner Museum in Boston and Arizona's Scottsdale Center for the Arts among others. His awards and honors include the Young Concert Artist International Auditions as well as the Avery Fisher Career Grant.

Mr. Halim's recordings include Presenting Eduardus Halim: A Program of Piano Transcriptions on the Arabesque label, and two discs devoted to Granodos and Chopin on the Reservoir Studio Productions label. Of the Chopin album, Stephen Wigler of wrote, "Anyone who misses Vladimir Horowitz would be wise to investigate this all-Chopin recital by Eduardus Halim, the last of the master's students. He is a born Chopinist .... Rather than call him his master's disciple, it would be better to call him his successor." Eduardus Halim Plays Chopin was named one of the top classical instrumental CDs by

Mr. Halim's distinctive approach to the piano is matched by a charismatic personality that has captured the attention of the media. He has been profiled by The New York Times (Arts & Leisure), The New York Times Magazine, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Piano Quarterly, and Clavier.

Mr. Halim received his master of music degree at the Juilliard School, where he was a student of Sascha Gorodnitzki and Rudolf Firkusny. Subsequent study with Vladimir Horowitz was recounted in the Harold C. Schonberg biography of Horowitz in the chapter entitled “Last Pupil,” Horowitz, His life and Music – the chapter is devoted to the extraordinary relationship between mentor and pupil.

Eteri Andjaparidze has gained international acclaim as one of the most multifaceted artists and insightful pedagogues. She has performed on concert stages around the globe in solo and collaborative recitals and as a guest soloist with major orchestras including the London Symphony, Monte-Carlo Philharmonic, Montreal Symphony, Oregon Symphony, Quebec Symphony, Beijing and Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestras, Russian State Symphony, Moscow State Philharmonic, Moscow Radio Symphony, Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Georgian State and Tbilisi Symphony Orchestras, under the baton of Franz-Paul Decker, James DePreist, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Valery Gergiev, Djansug Kakhidze, Michel Plasson, Vladimir Spivakov, Yuri Temirkanov, and Pascal Verrot. 

Andjaparidze is teaching on the piano faculties at NYU Steinhardt and Mannes School of Music in New York City. She has conducted master classes worldwide and served as Head of the Keyboard Programs and Professor of Piano at DePaul University in Chicago, the State University of New York, the Moscow and Tbilisi State Conservatoires and as Visiting Professor at Xi’an and Foshan Conservatories in China.
Andjaparidze has collaborated in a wide variety of chamber ensembles with instrumentalists and singers. Her innovative endeavor PianoTheatre has included special stage productions such as Spectral Scriabin, La boîte à joujoux by Claude Debussy, L'histoire de Babar by Francis Poulenc, La Voix humaine by Francis Poulenc/Jean Cocteau, Peter and the Wolf by Sergei Prokofiev, and They Got Music: Rachmaninoff and Gershwin.
A Steinway Artist, Andjaparidze is founder and artistic director of an artistic/educational program AmerKlavier, the first piano performance studio named to the International Steinway Artists roster. 

Yoojung Kim - A student of Nikolai Demidenko and Ruth Nye, Yoojung Kim (“…intensely poetic and dramatic…with a diamond clarity and precision," Sutton Coldfield News) made her debut with the Korean Symphony Orchestra at age eleven. She has since performed with the Prague Symphony Orchestra, Budapest Chamber Orchestra, North Hungarian Symphony Orchestra, and Wiener Mozart Orchestra, among others, and been presented in recital at London's Wigmore Hall, Vienna's Konzerthaus, and Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall and Merkin Hall in New York. Awarded The Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother Scholarship for her studies at the Royal College of Music, Yoo Jung Kim received a PhD degree in Piano Performance from NYU Steinhardt.

Manuel Laufer - Manuel Laufer has appeared as recitalist, concerto soloist, and chamber musician in North America, South America, and Europe, at venues including Merkin Hall, (le) Poisson Rouge, Bang on a Can, June in Buffalo, and Festival Atempo. As a collaborative pianist he has participated in the Songfest Professional Program, Franz-Schubert-Institut at Baden-bei-Wien, and Orford Arts Centre Summer Academy. Before joining the adjunct faculty at NYU Steinhardt, he served as a collaborative staff pianist at the University of California, Irvine. Manuel is currently adviser to Festival ATEMPO (Caracas and Paris) and Artist Faculty at the Blueridge International Chamber Music Festival (North Vancouver).

Special Guest Artist

Robin McCabe - University of Washington

Master Class & Lecture Faculty

Karen Beluso - Steinway & Sons

Julie A. Choi - Trustee, the Juilliard School, Pointr, Nurole, and CBK Partners

Jed Distler - Curator, Between the Keys

Jeffrey Swann - NYU Steinhardt Artist Faculty

The emphasis of the NYU Summer Piano Intensive is on personal, artistic, and technical development. Students receive daily lessons with artist faculty. Daytimes are devoted to master classes, practice time, and faculty presentations. Evenings and weekends feature additional classes and performance opportunities, as well as chances to explore the sights, tastes, and sounds of historic Greenwich Village.

Students will also be encouraged to explore the intellectual offerings of NYU, one of the premier universities in the world, and meet with admissions officers to learn more about the application process and life as an NYU student.

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 28, 2019
Move Out Date: August 10, 2019

  • Move In for programs will take place on the Sunday before the start of the program. Move Out will be on the Saturday after the last day of the program. Students must check out by 11am.  

Costs and Fees
 US StudentsInternational Students
Application Fee (paid at the end of Acceptd application) $55 $55
Tuition Cost $1,809 $1,809
Housing and Meal Plan (if on-campus) $874 $874
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.

Current NYU Students please see page here for information on how to apply!


 Check List | Mandatory Health Insurance | Have Questions?

 As an international student, it is in your best interest to apply early! This will allow enough time between being admitted to a program and the start of the program to complete all international applicant steps via the NYU Office of Global Services and obtain the required F1 Student Visa from your countries consulate or embassy.

As such, International students must complete the 2-step 2018 MPAP Summer Programs Application in full by the Priority Application Deadline that correlates with your program of interest or by the Final Application Deadline if your program does not require a Priority Application Deadline.

Note: International student application requirements vary for programs occurring abroad (i.e. programs not on Washington Square Campus)

International Applicant Information

Proof of English Proficiency (Required to Complete Application Step-1)

International students must provide English language proficiency. 

English Language Testing Requirements:

If English is not your native language, you may be asked to show your proficiency by taking one of the following tests (results must be from the last two years):

  • TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based Test)
  • IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
  • PTE Academic (Pearsons Test of English Academic)
  • CAE or CPE (Cambridge English: Advanced of Proficiency)
Who is exempt from English language proficiency testing?

Exemption will be given in the following circumstances:

  • If your native language is English;
  • If you are an applicant from the following country: Australia, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, New Zealand, or Singapore;
  • If you have been studying in a school or college/university where the sole language of instruction is English for at least 3 full years at the time of your application; or
  • If your education has been completed entirely in schools/colleges/universities where the language of instruction is English.

*If you are UNABLE to submit your proof of English language using one of the formats listed above, you must email detailing your reason why and be sure to include the name of the program you are applying for.  We will contact you to discuss alternative options.*

I-20/DS-2019 and Visa Information

NYU requires students enrolling in courses (this includes summer students) to be at a ststus that would allow study such as a F-1 or J-1 visa. The NYU Office of Global Services (OGS) can assist you in obtaining an I-20 or DS-2019 to process your F-1 or J-1 visa. Once you have completed a program application, you will receive instructions for submitting the I-20/DS-2019 documentation. Contact OGS with specific visa related questions at You must be enrolled as a full-time student. All MPAP Programs are full-time and zero credit courses. 

* International students are NOT permitted to study on a B-1 (tourist) visa

Please Note: International students currently studying in the US (at NYU or at another academic institution) who currently are in a F-1 or J-1 visa status are not required to submit additional visa documentation in order to enroll in summer courses at NYU. Unless they need to transfer their SEVIS record to NYU.  Please contact OGS directly if this is the case.

International Student Check-In

Upon arrival in the United States, all international students must attend an International Student Check-In with the NYU Office of Global Services (OGS) in order to be in compliance. Prior to the start of your program, you will receive information from OGS about your scheduled check-in date and time.  

Mandatory Health Insurance

  • At NYU, Student Health Insurance is required for F-1 and J-1 students.
  • International students are automatically enrolled in a Summer Term health insurance policy at a flat rate (comprehensive plan), but students have the option to downgrade to the basic policy if eligible.
    • To downgrade your Health Insurance plan, you must  contact the NYU Student Health Center to see if you are eligible. For more information, visit the Student Health Center website.

Have Questions?

If you are in need of further assistance please contact the NYU Office of Global Services (OGS) with specific visa related questions at, and be sure to include that you are applying to one of the "Steinhardt MPAP Summer Programs" and your full name. You can also contact MPAP Summer Programs at or 212 998 5438.

Auditing the 2019 Piano Intensive

Interested students, professionals and the general public who may not qualify for or do not wish to Participate in the 2019 Summer Piano Intensive now have the opportunity to audit the workshop. 

  • On-Campus Housing is NOT provided to Auditors
  • Application and audition NOT required, but auditors must register via the online registraiton form (link below)
  • Auditing Fee: $750 (full two weeks)

Auditors Registration Link:  REGISTER NOW

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