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Music Professor Robert Honstein with Students in Paulson Center at Piano

Summer Piano Intensive


Piano Studies at NYU Steinhardt (Manuel Laufer, Director) welcomes young pianists and their teachers to engage with our renowned Artist Faculty and Guest Artists. The 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. Instruction is offered for Young Professionals (experienced artists and students focused on pursuing performance careers, conservatory auditions, and competitions) as well as Emerging Artists (younger or less experienced performers seeking guidance and inspiration). We also welcome Auditors at all levels in search of professional and personal enrichment.

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.

Program Dates

July 24 – August 4, 2023

Application Deadline

April 22, 2023

Costs and Fees

$55 (Non-Refundable Application Fee)
$1,845 (Participant Tuition)
$816 (Auditor Tuition)
$100 (Evening/Weekend Activity Fee)
$1,214 (On-Campus Housing $844, Required Meal Plan $370)

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

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       
  • 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 2024 Application


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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