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Contemporary Vocal Workshop

The NYU Contemporary Vocal Workshop is a two-week program devoted to the intensive study and performance of contemporary vocal music. Participants receive one-on-one training and group instruction with our world-renowned roster of faculty artists. The program’s workshop and masterclass series includes sessions on vocal technique, vocal health and wellness, song interpretation, dance, vocal improvisation, chart writing, songwriting, music business, and much more. Participants will also network with industry professionals throughout the program. 

The workshop will culminate in a final public performance where each participant will perform a solo number. All artists will be accompanied by a professional band. The Contemporary Vocal Workshop is led by Dr. Justin John Moniz (Program Director) and Prof. Jamon Maple (Associate Director).

Program Dates

July 31 - August 11, 2023

Application Deadline

May 12, 2023

Costs and Fees

$55 (Non-Refundable Application Fee)
$2,730 (Tuition) 
$100 (Evening/Weekend Activity Fee)
$1,214 (On-Campus Housing $844, Required Meal Plan $370)
Scholarships and Financial Aid Available 

Intended For

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

Contemporary Vocal Ensemble


The workshop generally runs Monday through Friday from 10-6pm, with a break for lunch. Students rotate through individual voice lessons, coachings, and small group workshops. Most days will also feature a special masterclass with an industry professional on a specialized topic. Participants will also venture off-campus on evenings and weekends to attend live performances across NYC.


Contemporary Vocal Phone

Audition Requirements

Please prepare two contrasting songs of your choice from the contemporary vocal repertoire. Selections may include: pop, rock, country, classical, jazz, musical theatre, R&B, hip-hop, etc. Please upload the two selections as two separate video files. You are encouraged to consider:

  • Selecting songs in different styles that will allow you to demonstrate contrasting vocalisms
  • Selecting songs in similar styles that showcase different aspects of your voice
  • Selecting a ballad versus an uptempo where you may demonstrate the ability to sing sustained/legato lines versus singing a patter song or a song with a moderate to fast tempo.

Your performance should utilize the collaboration of a live musician (a pianist, guitarist, etc.), if possible. Self-accompanied selections are also acceptable. Pre-recorded tracks are an appropriate substitution when the utilization of live musicians is not possible.


Summer 2023 Application


Summer Faculty

Josh Bailey

Special Programs Administrator (MPAP)

Phil Galdston

Director of Songwriting, Music Professor of Songwriting

Errik Hood

Music Assistant Professor of Vocal Performance and Director, Program in Vocal Performance

Justin John Moniz

Music Associate Professor of Vocal Performance; Associate Director of Vocal Performance & Coordinator of Vocal Pedagogy

Jamon Maple

Music Adjunct Faculty

Lauren Kinhan

Music Adjunct Faculty

Yuma Sung

Music Adjunct Faculty

Judy Tint

Clinical Associate Professor of Music Business

Vanessa Williams

Summer Workshop Faculty, 2020-2021 NYU Steinhardt Dean’s Scholar-in-Residence

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

Academic Content 
Justin John Moniz
Vocal Performance
Workshop Director