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Welcome to the New York Summer Music Festival. A truly multifaceted training institution, NYSMF offers you unparalleled opportunities in musical instruction and performance. At the same time, we are proud to provide all of the fun and camaraderie of a summer music festival, where you can enjoy daily recreational activities and form new friendships that will last a lifetime.
NYSMF students participate daily in more than 50 ensembles and classes, including professional-level orchestras, bands, choirs, jazz ensembles, chamber music groups, and much more. We also offer a wide variety of courses in music history, music theory, beginning classes for composition, guitar and piano, and uniquely creative opportunities in composition, commercial voice over and jazz improvisation. Every student performs in every two-week session, and there are more than 50 concerts performed at NYSMF each summer.
Our outstanding faculty comes from the world’s finest musical institutions, including the Curtis Institute of Music, the Juilliard School, the Manhattan School of Music, the Eastman School of Music, and the Peabody Institute. These internationally recognized artists are experts in fostering a nurturing, intimate, and professional atmosphere, in which our students will experience the highest level of musical training.
Through our exciting Visiting Artist Series, our students have once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to work with truly legendary artists in master classes, workshops, and special concerts at no extra charge. Past artists include musicians of the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Vienna Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and many more of the world’s finest performing organizations.
Since our premiere season in 2006, NYSMF has presented nearly 500 public performances (including Yankee Stadium!), featuring thousands of talented young musicians from all over the United States and more than 30 nations. We hope you will join us for another successful season this summer!
Special Thanks to our Corporate Sponsors that have helped make our visiting Artist Program so successful!