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composition-program-photo-smallComposition Program, Sessions I and II

NYSMF Resident Composer Daniel Ott heads this program for all young student composers. More than 300 original works have been premiered since its inception. For a full description of the NYSMF Composition Program, and its additional application requirements, click here.


electric-stringsYamaha Silent Electric Strings, Sessions I and II

Since its founding 2006, NYSMF has been honored by Yamaha with the annual loan of five unique instruments: the Yamaha Silent Electric Strings. Our students have the freedom to use them in any way they please, including jazz ensembles, chamber music quintets, and more. For a full description of NYSMF’s special Yamaha Silent Electric String Program, click here.


saxClassical Saxophone Institute, Session I

NYSMF’s Classical Saxophone Institute is led by Dr. Paul Cohen of the Manhattan School of Music. This intensive program provides ensemble work, individual instruction, and access to Dr. Cohen’s collection of rare and antique saxophones – one of the largest and most complete collections in the world. For a full description, click here.


guitar-instituteClassical Guitar Institute, Session I

NYSMF proudly announces the second summer of the Classical Guitar Institute. Serious guitar players will fing this program a perfect home for challenging daily technique, ensemble, and performance studies. For a full description of NYSMF’s exciting Classical Guitar Institute, click here.


IMG_4838International Flute Institute, Session II

NYSMF offers this program for outstanding young flute players from all over the world. Open to just 20 students annually, the NYSMF IFI exposes its participants to teachers and artists from around the globe in daily master classes, lessons, ensembles, and more. For a full description of the NYSMF International Flute Institute, click here.


euphonium-tubaEuphonium & Tuba Institute, Session II

NYSMF offers to serious euphonium and tuba player participation in the most comprehensive euphonium and tuba gathering this summer. Participants will be immersing themselves in their instruments for two jam-packed weeks. For a full description of the NYSMF Euphonium & Tuba Institute click here.


double-reedDouble Reed Institute, Session II

The NYSMF Double Reed Institute (DRI) allows oboists and bassoonists the unique opportunity to enjoy the benefits of an advanced program with dedicated classes and performances in the Double Reed Institute Consort where they’ll be coached by the guest artists and faculty. For a full description of the NYSMF Double Reed Institute click here.