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NYU SummerStrings 2022

During these unprecedented times, it is important to keep in our lives that which makes us happy––Music!

NYU Steinhardt Strings is committed to cultivating a space for collaboration, community, and creativity. This summer we are offering both an in-person and a virtual version of our workshop. 

We look forward to seeing you either in-person this summer!

Program Dates

In-Person Workshop (NYC Campus): June 27-July 8, 2022


Application Deadlines

Priority Deadline: April 1, 2022
Final Deadline: Extended to May 20, 2022 *for commuting students only

Costs and Fees

Non-Refundable Application Fee: $55
$1,800 (In-Person Tuition)
$1,168 (Housing $808, Required Meal Plan $360) *In-Person Workshop Only
$100 (Evening/Weekend Activity Fee)
Scholarships: Limited, through application

Intended For

String performers ages 12+

Participant Information (In-Person Workshop)

  • Two private lessons per week
  • Daily interactive seminars on confidence-building and developing one’s musical voice 
  • Daily masterclasses with regular opportunities to perform for renowned faculty
  • Live faculty chamber concert and solo student performances
  • Daily string orchestra rehearsals culminating in a performance
  • Regular chamber music readings
  • Activities and excursions throughout New York City

Typical day:

9-12 Practice/Lessons
12-1 Lunch
1-2 Technique and Performance Class
2:15-3:30 Creativity and Improvisation Seminars/Masterclasses
3:30-4 Break
4-5:15 String Orchestra
Evening: Chamber Readings

More Information

NYU SummerStrings is an intensive workshop for today’s most talented and promising young musicians. We offer the highest level of training for entrance auditions, orchestral auditions, and competitions. Our SummerStrings 2022 workshops welcomes serious violinists, violists, cellists, and bassists ages 12+.

SummerStrings will give you the skills that you need to forge ahead with confidence! Under the guidance of our renowned faculty members, many of whom have won major competitions and orchestral auditions, you will spend your days putting together the elements needed for successful performances.

During both workshops, faculty will assist you in preparing your solo repertoire in lessons and masterclasses. The in-person workshop will also include group activities focused on refining your technique, overcoming old habits quickly, and exploring your musical voice through improvisation and creative expression. Participants will play together daily in a string chamber orchestra and evening chamber music readings. Enjoy university led excursions and activities throughout New York City including Broadway musicals, baseball games and museums.

Audition Requirements

Submit 1 audio or video file with two contrasting movements or works from the solo repertoire.




Cyrus Beroukhim

Music Associate Professor of String Studies

Elizabeth Faidley

String Summer Faculty

Stephanie Baer

Music Associate Professor of String Studies and Director of String Studies

Carol Ou

Music Artist Faculty

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

String Studies Contact 
Professors -  Stephanie Baer, Cyrus Beroukhim
String Studies Program Administrator - Jess Bauer