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NYU SummerStrings 2023

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

June 26 -July 7, 2023


Application Deadlines

April 15, 2023

Costs and Fees

$55 (Non-Refundable Application Fee)
$1,800 (In-Person Tuition)
$100 (Evening/Weekend Activity Fee)
$1,214 (Housing $844, Required Meal Plan $370) 
Scholarships: Limited, through application

Intended For

String performers ages 12+
(minimum age qualified for on-campus housing: 15+)

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 2023 workshop welcomes serious violinists, violists, and cellists ages 12+. Please note that participants must be at least 15 at the start of the program to stay in the residence halls.

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.

The in-person workshop will 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 tango ensemble, 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.




Ani Kalayjian

Music Adjunct Faculty

Stephanie Baer

Music Associate Professor of String Studies and Director of String Studies

Cyrus Beroukhim

Music Associate Professor of String Studies

Joohyun Kate Kim

Music Adjunct Faculty

Leonardo Suarez Paz


Summer 2023 Application


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