SummerStrings@NYU: Audition Preparation Workshop

Summer Programs

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. 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: June 25 - July 13, 2018

Application Deadline:

Priority: March 5, 2018
Final: March 19, 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)
$1,800 (Tuition per Session)
$1,275 (On-Campus Housing and Required Meal Plan per Session)
$120 (Programming Fee)
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Intended For:

High School (16 years and older)
Graduate Students

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
  • Four 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!


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212 998 5438

Academic Content
Stephanie Baer
String Studies Director

Cyrus Beroukhim
Associate Music Professor