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Summer Piano Intensive

Piano Studies at NYU Steinhardt (Marilyn Nonken, Director) welcomes young pianists and their teachers to engage with our renowned Artist Faculty and Guest Artists. Our Summer Piano Intensive includes private lessons and coachings on a daily basis, seminars and workshops, concert events, and exciting performance opportunities on campus and off. Our Intensive is designed for young artists and college-age students focused on pursuing performance careers; high school students preparing for conservatory auditions and competitions; and teachers seeking professional enrichment and inspiration.

Participants may opt to take private lessons or audit the proceedings. No matter which fee structure you choose, you’ll be encouraged to attend the events that most appeal to your aspirations.

Featured Artist Faculty for Summer 2022 include Marilyn Nonken, Eduardus Halim, Jeffrey Swann, and Manuel Laufer.

Program Dates

July 25 – August 5, 2022

Application Deadline

April 30, 2022

Costs and Fees

$55 (Non-Refundable Application Fee)
$1,809 (Participant Tuition)
$800 (Auditor Tuition)
$1,168 (On-Campus Housing $808, Required Meal Plan $360)
$100 (Evening/Weekend Activity Fee)

Intended For

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


Marilyn Nonken

Professor of Music and Music Education; Chair, Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions

Eduardus Halim

Music Professor of Piano Studies, Sascha Gorodnitzki Faculty Chair in Piano Studies

Manuel Laufer

Director, Program in Piano Performance

Offerings Include

  • Happy Hour! With current students and faculty    
  • Daily lessons     
  • Four hand/duo piano coachings 

Artist Faculty Presentations Include     

  • Jeffrey Swann: Preparing for Auditions and Competitions    
  • Eduardus Halim: Horowitz and the Romantic Tradition     
  • Marilyn Nonken: Exploring Diversity in Concert Programming    
  • Manuel Laufer: The Collaborative Pianist  

Supplemental Offerings from Performing Arts Professions     

  • The Secret Sauce – Understanding Performing Arts Organizations     
  • Music Therapy and the Healing Power of Music    
  • Collaborating with Composers    
  • The Inside Scoop: Applying to NYU

Audition Requirements

Submit a video with two works from the solo repertoire from contrasting periods (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, 20th-century, and Contemporary) and a letter of recommendation from your current teacher.

Summer 2022 Application

The 2022 summer programs application is open. Start your application today!


COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement & Safety Measures

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, NYU has in place ongoing public health measures and requirements to ensure the safety of all University community members.

Costs and Fees

Costs, payment procedures, scholarships, cancellation/refund policy, and financial aid details for our summer programs.

Housing Information

All you need to know about NYU summer program housing including rates, meal plans, services, and check-in/out.

International Student Information

An application checklist and information on English proficiency testing, visas, and health insurance for students from outside the United States.

Contact Us

Program Administration
Summer Programs
212 998 5438

General Inquiries 
Marilyn Nonken, PhD
Director of Piano Studies