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NYU Broadway Percussion Seminar

Percussion Summer Programs

This workshop will be conducted remotely for Summer 2021.

Hosted by the NYU Steinhardt Percussion Studies Program (Jonathan Haas, Director) and for high school, college, and professional percussionists, the Broadway Percussion Seminar is a four-day intensive study of the skills, experience, and know-how of Broadway percussion. Exclusive sessions will be presented via the Zoom platform on drum set, percussion, mallet percussion, and Latin percussion, by the percussionists who developed the Broadway books. While we are not able to gather in person on Broadway this year, we're thrilled to bring you this content online and offer unprecedented access to the finest musicians in the business and a side of Broadway that few people ever get the chance to see!

The Broadway Percussion Seminar is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet and work with top percussionists, contractors, and conductors working on Broadway. Throughout the week sessions will cover a variety of topics including: the drum set and percussion books for multiple Broadway shows, setup and technical advice, use of the most up to date technology, candid and sage advice for creating a career as a Broadway musician, subbing on Broadway (Super-Sub!), and a unique session with Local 802 musicians union leadership. Participants will be sent a variety of materials for their personal study, such as scores, pit recordings, and conductor videos. We're also excited for our newest session called “The Virtual Broadway Pit,” where we will watch video of a show being played in the pit, with the percussionist offering real-time narration and insight.

Program Dates

June 13 – June 16, 2021

Application Deadline

May 25, 2021

Costs and Fees

$55 (Non-Refundable Application Fee)
$300 (Reduced Tuition)

Intended For

High School (16 years and older)
Post-College and Graduate Students
Continuing Professionals

Past Broadway Percussion Seminar presenters include: Valerie Naranjo (The Lion King), Josh Samuels (Beetlejuice), Joe Passaro and Clint de Ganon (Beautiful), John Clancy and Jon Epcar (Spider-Man), Javier Diaz (Ain’t Too Proud), Wilson Torres (In the Heights), Andy Blanco (West Side Story), Charlie Descarfino (Porgy and Bess), Erik Charlston (How to Succeed in Business), James Saporito (NYC Ballet and Tony Awards), Members of Stomp and Blue Man Group, Kory Grossman (Broadway's Super Sub), Ben Herman (film recording), and many more.

Join us (virtually) for this year’s Broadway Percussion Seminar and we look forward to "seeing” you at NYU!

View a complete list of current NYU Steinhardt Percussion faculty.

No scholarships are available for NYUBPS.

Audition Requirements

No audition required, but you are welcome to submit a video or audio recording demonstrating your skills sets in percussion, drum set, or Latin percussion. This can include video of previous musical performances.

Summer 2021 Application

The 2021 summer programs application is open. Start your application today!


Costs and Fees

Costs, payment procedures, scholarships, and financial aid details for our summer programs.

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Cancellations and Refund Policy

Updated for 2021 in response to COVID-19 and NYU’s move to remote learning.

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Contact Us

Program Administration
Summer Programs
212 998 5438

Academic Content 
Jonathan Haas
Percussion Studies Director
212 992 9466

Sean Statser
Percussion Faculty
212 992 9466