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Contemporary Vocal Workshop

During these two weeks, you will receive one-on-one training with renowned instructors and have the chance to explore performance techniques. You will learn about vocal technique, vocal function, and basics of vocal anatomy and physiology, while employing the tools learned in group classes and masterclasses. Various guests currently working in the field will join in providing you with both theoretical and practical content about the music industry, equipping you to succeed as a performer.

You will have the opportunity to share the work done throughout the two weeks with your instructors via various performance tasks related to each course and workshop and receive feedback from the instructors. The workshop will culminate with a final showcase where you will perform the material you have been working on during your voice lessons and classes.

The workshop will be generally conducted Monday through Friday from 10-6pm, with a lunch break from 1:10-2:20pm. Voice lessons will take place in the morning and you will alternate between a morning time when you will be in lesson or taking songwriting classes, and other days when you will have an hour-and-a-half-long block of time to work on the projects for the workshop.

Program Dates

August 1 - August 12, 2022

Application Deadline

May 15, 2022

Costs and Fees

$55 (Non-Refundable Application Fee)
$2,730 (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

Josh Bailey

Special Programs Administrator (MPAP)

Phil Galdston

Director of Songwriting, Music Professor of Songwriting

Errik Hood

Associate Director of Vocal Performance; Coordinator of Lyric Theatre

Justin John Moniz

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 Assistant Professor of Music Business

Vanessa Williams

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

Audition Requirements

Please prepare two contrasting songs of your choice from the contemporary repertoire. Selections can include any genres you'd like: pop, rock, country, classical, jazz, musical theatre, R&B, etc. Please upload the two selections as two separate videos. You may choose to showcase the contrast in your selections by: 

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

Your video should count with the collaboration of a live musician (pianist, guitarist, etc.) However, due to the current circumstances, applicants who do not have a video submission of their song selections pre-recorded with a live pianist may submit recordings using tracks for summer 2021 submissions.

Summer 2022 Application

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Contact Us

Program Administration
Summer Programs
212 998 5438

Academic Content 
Justin John Moniz
Vocal Performance
Workshop Director