SummerStrings@NYU: Audition Preparation Workshop

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SummerStrings@NYU: Audition Preparation Workshop

College Audition Workshop for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors
Graduate School/Competition Workshop for college/graduate students

The NYU Summer Strings Audition Workshop is open to today’s most talented and promising young musicians, offering intensive training for entrance auditions, orchestral auditions and competitions. Chamber music is central to the workshop, and students receive regular coachings in addition to private lessons. The intensity of the schedule and exacting performance standards make SummerStrings most appropriate for serious, dedicated musicians ages 15-25. Other ages will be considered on a case by case basis.

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. Performance psychologist Noa Kageyama, also known as the “Bulletproof Musician,” will direct workshops on centering, mental practice and discovering your ideal formula for audition preparation.   Faculty will assist you in preparing solo Bach, concerti, orchestral excerpts, showpieces and etudes.

SummerStrings is pleased to offer Alexander Technique sessions to correct posture and teach bodily self-awareness. Participants who struggle with persistent bad habits have the opportunity to learn a ground-breaking method of overcoming them in as little as an hour. A select few participants will also have the opportunity to make a fully edited recording in NYU’s’s state-of-the-art James L. Dolan Studio.

Upon completion of the course, you will have a clearer understanding of the audition process that will enable you to achieve your goals!

Both programs include:

  • Two private lessons and two chamber coachings per week
  • Two hours of daily chamber music rehearsal 
  • Daily master classes and seminars on a series of topics ranging from building confidence through audition strategies to developing one’s musical voice through improvisation and freedom of expression
  • At least three hours of daily practice time
  • Performance opportunities at bi-weekly student performances and chamber music recitals
  • Evening and weekend activities that often include NY Philharmonic concerts, Broadway plays, Yankees and Mets games, sightseeing in New York City and visits to museums

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!

Violin: Cyrus Beroukhim, James Buswell, Gregory FulkersonPeter Herresthal, Laura Hamilton, Christiane Pors

Viola: Stephanie Baer, Ronald Carbone, Wendy Richman

Cello: Marion Feldman, Caroline Stinson, Carol Ou

Alexander Technique: Edward Malave

Improvisation: Justin Hines

Performance Pyschology: Noa Kageyama (The Bulletproof Musician)

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 24, 2018
Move Out Date: July 14, 2018

Costs and Fees
 US StudentsInternational Students
Application Fee (paid at the end of Acceptd application) $55 $55
Tuition Cost $1,800 $1,800
Housing and Meal Plan (if on-campus) $1,275 $1,275
Programming Fee $120 $120
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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