SUMMER 2024 UPDATE
Steinhardt's Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions is taking the summer off! Our acclaimed Summer Programs and Workshops will not be offered in 2024 as we plan for more compelling and varied offerings in 2025 and beyond. Please sign up now to receive information about Summer 2025 as soon as it is available. Thank you.SUMMER 2025
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. Sessions are 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 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.
Submit a recording (either audio or video), that demonstrates your playing in any, or all, of the areas mentioned above. This can include: orchestral excerpts, solo performances, ensemble performances, a compilation of drum set styles, or a compilation of hand drum styles.
The recordings that are submitted will be used for placement, rather than acceptance into the program. NYU Steinhardt Broadway Percussion Seminar participants will be sent a portion of a Broadway show to prepare for one of the Seminar sessions with the percussionists who developed the books. Show assignments will be made based on your placement recording, experience level, previously performed shows and repertoire, and your given interest in a specific area of Broadway percussion (drum set, Latin percussion, or general percussion).
Acceptance to the NYU Steinhardt Broadway Percussion Seminar is on a rolling admissions basis – we encourage you to apply early to secure your spot. Once the seminar is filled to capacity, it will be closed for further applications.