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NYU will no longer be offering this woodwind performance summer workshop in 2023.

Broadway Winds, which is geared toward advanced high school and college-level woodwind players, allows students to perform, study, and collaborate with NYU Steinhardt faculty and industry professionals who have dedicated their careers to the art of woodwind doubling. This year’s sessions, which will include overviews of individual shows, woodwind orchestration, paths to a successful career, doubling challenges, and equipment for doublers. Throughout the four-day intensive, students will prepare and participate in masterclasses led by woodwind doublers of current Broadway shows.The week culminates with participants attending a Broadway show from two perspectives: in the audience and IN THE PIT!

Past Broadway Winds presenters have included Rick Heckman (Anastasia), Ed Matthew (The Phantom of the Opera), Dave Noland (SpongeBob SquarePants), Dan Willis (Kinky Boots), Mark Thrasher (Aladdin), and Steve Kenyon (Mean Girls).


Program Dates


Application Deadline


Costs and Fees

$55 (Non-Refundable Application Fee)
$850 (Tuition)
$607 (On-Campus Housing $422, Required Meal Plan $185)
Scholarships and Financial Aid Available 

Intended For

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

Sample Schedule

9:00am - 1:00pm
Broadway Masterclass, Aladdin, Mark Trasher

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Lunch break

2:30pm - 5:00pm
Panel #1
Pit Etiquette
Getting a Gig

Audition Requirements

Please prepare a piece or a few excerpts of your choosing for a minimum of two instruments with which you are proficient and for which you are aiming to be accepted into the program. These excerpts should clearly display many facets of your musicality (e.g. dynamics, styles, articulations). Playing on Broadway requires musicians to play in many styles and deal with many different situations. The goal of this audition is to prove to the panel that you have the versatility it takes to excel in the field. Good luck — we look forward to hearing your video submissions.


Steinhardt's Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions is taking the summer off! Our acclaimed Summer Programs and Workshops will not be offered in 2024 as we plan for more compelling and varied offerings in 2025 and beyond. Please sign up now to receive information about Summer 2025 as soon as it is available. Thank you.


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Contact Us

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212 998 5438

Academic Content 
Kaitlyn Walker
Administrative Director
Summer Institute for Woodwind Studies