Broadway Winds

Summer Programs

Broadway Winds

Broadway Winds, which is geared toward advanced high school and college-level woodwind players, will allow students to perform, study, and collaborate with NYU faculty and industry professionals who have dedicated their careers to the art of woodwind doubling. Sessions will include overviews of individual shows, woodwind orchestration, paths to a successful career, and equipment for doublers. Upon acceptance, students will receive a number of pieces from current Broadway shows to prepare for our guest clinicians.

The week culminates with participants attending a Broadway show from two perspectives: in the audience and IN THE PIT

Rick Heckman is currently the Reed 1 player at Anastasia on Broadway. As a multi-instrumentalist, he regularly plays oboe, English horn, clarinets, saxophones and flutes. Rick is is equally at home on the concert stage, in a Broadway pit, and in the recording studio. He is a veteran of over 35 Broadway shows, including the original productions of If/Then, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Catch Me If You Can, and Billy Elliot, to name a few.

Rick can be heard on dozens of Original Broadway Cast albums, and has recorded with Barbra Streisand, Jewel, Hem, The American Symphony, The Harmonie Ensemble, Audra MacDonald, and many others. He was also heard on the soundtrack of NBC TV’s “Smash”. In addition, he has performed in concert with Barbra Streisand, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Natalie Cole, Barry Manilow, Audra MacDonald, Bernadette Peters, and Johnny Mathis. Other credits include performances with The New York Philharmonic, The New York City Ballet, New York Pops, Orchestra of Saint Luke's, American Symphony, and numerous TV and movie soundtracks and jingles.

Steve Kenyon currently plays Reed 1 at Mean Girls on Broadway. He has led ensembles performing his original music at the Blue Note (NYC), Birdland, Carnegie Hall and live on WNYC radio. He plays often with The NY Philharmonic; also Philadelphia Orchestra, NYC Ballet, American Symphony, NY Pops, NJSO, Philip Glass, NY Saxophone Quartet, Maria Schneider, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Prairie Home Companion, Chuck Mangione, Blood Sweat and Tears, Aretha Franklin, Natalie Cole. Commissions for: Pit Stop Players, Synchronicity, Triton Brass Quintet, International Double Reed Society, NJCU. Some of his work is published by 3-2 Music.

He has performed in dozens of Broadway shows, City Center Encores! and Broadway albums. Other recordings include his Quartet’s CD Fidel’s Nightmare, and albums with Audra McDonald, NewYorkestra, Gil Evans Project, Barbara Cook, Gotham Jazz Orchestra, Tony Trishka, Judy Collins, Maury Yeston. TV: Tony Awards, Kennedy Center Honors, Live from Lincoln Center, Today Show, Letterman, Smash. Films: Hollywoodland, Hail, Caesar!, Maggie’s Plan, What Just Happened.

Ed Matthew is in the orchestra of the Broadway production of The Phantom of the Opera. He was a member of the Broadway orchestras for the revival of Meredith Willson's The Music Man and for the Lincoln Center premiere of Jason Robert Brown’sParade, as well as the off-Broadway Fermat's Last Tango by Joshua Rosenblum. Before joining the Phantom orchestra in 2003, he had the pleasure of subbing in many Broadway pits.

Outside the pit, he has served as guest-principal clarinetist with Tafelmusik, Philharmonia Baroque, Pacific MusicWorks, the American Classical Orchestra, Clarion Music Society, Grand Harmonie, ARTEK, and Musica Angelica. He is a member of the Staunton Music Festival, the Pit Stop Players, the Grenser Trio, Bläser Band, and the New York Clarinet Quartet. His recording of Passages, a clarinet concerto by Gary William Friedman, is on the 150Music label. He can also be heard on the RCA Victor, Original Cast Records, PS Classics, and Naxos labels. He was a founding member of Arizona's award-winning wind quintet Quintessence.

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 22, 2018
Move Out Date: July 28, 2018

Cost 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.

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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