The Summer Arts Institute (SAI) 2020

The Summer Arts Institute (SAI) is a tuition-free, month-long summer arts intensive program, serving NYC public school students entering grades 8 through 12. This public-private partnership, hosted by Frank Sinatra School of the Arts with the support of key arts leaders, including Tony Bennett, was designed to increase access to advanced arts training to prepare students for college and career success in the arts. Now in its 18th year, SAI continues to provide approximately 400 students the opportunity to study dance, theater, vocal music, instrumental music, visual art, or film.

Student feedback from summer 2018 was universally positive, and suggests that SAI is having a positive impact on participating students: 83% of program participants noting that they grew creatively as artists, and 75% noting that they learned new information regarding community and cultural resources. Going forward, SAI will continue to provide a high-quality, rigorous, and culturally relevant arts programming to students of all five boroughs, free of charge.

The 2020 Summer Arts Institute will take place from July 6 – July 31, 2020 at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts. The program meets Monday-Friday from 9 AM – 3 PM.

Please complete this application in its entirety by 10 p.m. on Friday, February 14, 2020.  Admission to the Summer Arts Institute is by application and audition.

Juilliard Pre-College Program

The Juilliard Pre-College Division is a program for students of elementary through high school age who exhibit the talent, potential, and accomplishment to pursue a career in music.

The division offers a complete curriculum of music instruction that requires a considerable amount of time and commitment on the part of the students. Recognizing the importance of early development and discipline in the music field, the School provides an atmosphere where artistic gifts and technical skills can flourish.

The curriculum includes weekly lessons in the major field, chamber music, and classes in music theory and ear training. Additional electives are offered in areas such as composition, music history, conducting, and other specialized topics.  Students are given ample opportunities in solo, chamber, and orchestral concerts.

Juilliard’s proximity to leading Lincoln Center performing arts organizations such as the Metropolitan Opera, New York Philharmonic, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and Jazz at Lincoln Center provides further enrichment to dedicated music students.


For more information, contact  (212) 799-5000, ext. 241 OR visit follow the link.


The NY All-City Marching Band

The NYC – All City Marching Band is made up of students from public High Schools in all five boroughs of New York City. (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, Staten Island)
We are the official marching band of the City of New York and perform in numerous parades throughout NYC including any parade by a championship winning New York sports team. Past performances have included field shows, parades, athletic events, concerts in the park, and the All-City Music Showcase at NYU.

All rehearsal are held at the Grand Street Campus located at 850 Grand Street, Brooklyn. (15 minutes from Union Square on the L train)

Auditions for the ACMB are held each year in June.

Any student interested in the marching band experience that does not play an instrument is welcome to join the COLOR GUARD!

The color guard is a corp of dedicated students that use colorful flags, costumes, and dance moves to add visual excitement and appeal to the music the band plays.

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Music In Common


Music In Common, Inc. is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to strengthen, empower, educate, and connect communities through the universal language of music.

By producing publicly accessible concerts, school programs, and multimedia productions with an interest in underserved communities and communities in conflict, Music in Common (MiC) provides a platform for the exchange of ideas and collaborations that can lead to positive social change.



In October 2005,musician, writer, and producer Todd Mack organizedan informal backyard jamin honor of his friend and band mate Danny Pearl, the late Wall St. Journal reporter. Fueled by a resonating belief in the power of music to connect people, that backyard jam has grown into an internationally touring non-profit organization with innovative community-building programs that serve as a call to action in communities around the world. To date, MiC has served thousands of people in more than 200 communities across the US, Middle East, and Far East and operates multiple programs locally, nationally, and internationally.



Community Concerts– By bringing together diverse groups of artists and audiences, MiC community concertsare a living demonstration of the power of music to connect people.MiC concerts are powerful and healing experiences, generating a sense of community and hope and often serve as a call to action for individuals and communities to discover common ground. MiC Community Concerts include FODfest, Meeting of the MiCs, andRaise the MiC.

Youth Initiatives– With a focus on 21st Century Skills and community building, MiC youth initiatives inspire young people to see beyond the walls in front of them and empower them to create the world they envision.MiC youth programsimmerse students in an environment that demandsmutual respect, effective communication, and collaboration. MiC programs equip young people with the skills they need toconstructively manage day-to-day issues of bullying,intolerance, and cultural tensions in the classroom and beyond. Music andmultimedia are a healthy means for self-expression, and students gain confidence,self-awareness, and a greater appreciation for commonalities among others with whom they mightnot typically interact. MiC youth initiatives include the MiC Immersion Program, JAMMS, and the MiC Youth Summit.

International Tours – Since 2009, MiC has produced nearly a dozen international tours in the Far East and Middle East that incorporate community concerts and youth programs, creating impactful peer to peer diplomacy and cross-cultural ambassadorship. MiC has worked extensively throughout Israel and the West Bank to deepen understanding between Jews, Christians, and Muslims, Israelis and Palestinians, providing a platform for people to discover common ground even when and where none was thought to exist.

Multimedia Productions– MiC reaches a global audience by distributing a wide array of multimedia projects via the internet and social networking. MiC’s message of tolerance and unity counters the exploitive use of multimedia and the internet to propagate hate and violence. Video clips can be viewed on our youtube channel.



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Teen Reviewers and Critics (TRaC Program)

The Teen Reviewers and Critics (TRaC) Program is a FREE after-school opportunity for teens to explore the arts in NYC. Participants spend ten weeks attending cutting-edge theater, dance and music performances; visiting artist studios, galleries, and museums; mastering NYC’s subway system; learning the art of discussion and critical writing; producing media content; and so much more!

To apply and see more information, visit 

7eventywo: Teen Arts Space

– For 22 years, Church Street School has provided process–oriented arts education to Tribeca and Lower Manhattan.
– Developed by Church Street School faculty and alumni, 7eventytwo expands Church Street School’s arts and music education program to the under–served teenagers of New York City.
-7evenytwo is a safe place for young people to meet art professionals, filmmakers and artists, and open a dialogue with them, coming together to speak about art and emerging identity.

– 7eventywo is a teen arts space for 13–18 year olds to collaborate creatively on innovative arts and music projects.
– A new paradigm in teen arts education, 7eventytwo’s members have unlimited access to monthly concerts, film screenings, rehearsal space, and workshops.
– Our workshops center on exposure and self-investigation. Through learning new processes and working with new materials, kids find ways to connect to each other and themselves.


We will focus on fine-tuning the actor‘s main instrument the body through the practice of yoga. Using different vocal resonators through yoga postures prepare to explore the infinite imagination one has when shaping characters. The first hour of class will be guided yoga practice, focusing on on breath movement and sound. The last half hour will focus on the integration of the practice into theater studies by studying scenes, monologues, vocal resonators and different methods of character development.
*All experience levels welcome in both Theatre and Yoga.
Visit galleries and produce work in dialogue with contemporary artists! Build a portfolio for art school by gaining technical experience in drafting. Gain insight into your work and develop your artistic voice through group critique.
*This workshop includes one session of life drawing from a nude model.
Using digital photography as a springboardwe will explore new practices in digital and analog image making thru visiting artist talks, in class shooting excercises and culminating in our own shoot in a fully equipped shooting studio.

Write songs, learn covers, silk screen t-shirts and other merch, and at the end of the workshop play a live show with other bands at 7eventytwo. By playing in groups we will challenege each other and ourselves to be better artists.
*All experience levels welcome.


– Membership is $500 per semester and includes one 8-week workshop and unlimited access to events.
– Events $8 for non–members
– Individual –week workshops are $450

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Arts Connection

What is High 5?
Through ArtsConnection’s High 5 program, teens ages 13 to 18 buy $5 tickets to the best of New York City dance, music, theater and visual arts events year round. Tickets to museums are two for $5 every day. We also have theater, dance, symphonies, Hip-Hop, film and spoken work, so check out our Event Calendar for a complete listing of events and to purchase tickets.

To learn more, check out this website:

New York Pops

Music Lessons! New York Pops offers FREE music lessons on Saturdays throughout the school year, to talented junior high students citywide. Lessons are offered as part of the Department of Education’s Borough-Wide Band and Orchestra Program, which aims to teach students who wish to study music but whose schools have limited resources.

This is an opportunity for students to learn and perform in an interactive group setting. At the end of the year, 20 students are selected to perform on the Carnegie Hall stage with The New York Pops at the orchestra’s gala concert.

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Brooklyn Phil Youth Orchestra

The Brooklyn Phil Youth Orchestra (BPYO) offers innovative ensemble training to dedicated, young students throughout Brooklyn and New York City. Deeply committed to the musical, intellectual and social growth of our young musicians, we offer an intensive yet positive rehearsal environment in which all students are engaged at a high level and encouraged to excel.

Our focus on exceptional musical training, which features master classes with Brooklyn musicians and mentoring with Brooklyn Phil Artistic Director and Alarm Will Sound conductor Alan Pierson, unites young musicians from varied backgrounds into a cohesive artistic unit. Our exceptional staff, led by BPYO Music Director Nicole Federicci, works with students at every rehearsal, providing them the mentoring they need to experience significant personal growth through music-making.

The BPYO has a place for all students with any level of experience. Each audition is heard and evaluated by one or more of our staff.

String auditions for 2012-2013 will be held during the following dates and times:
October 14, 21, 28
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Brooklyn Phil Office, 20 Jay Street, Suite M16, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Students should be prepared to perform two pieces of music  as well as one scale in any key. The music portion of the audition will be followed by a short interview with parent and student.

To schedule an audition, or to acquire more details on this program, please contact us at 718-488-5700 or

Rehearsals will begin on November 5, 2012.

The Brooklyn Phil Youth Orchestra standard tuition fee is $500.00 annually (if provided as a one-time payment) or $49.00 monthly per student. The BPYO places a high priority on making sure all interested children can participate in the program. To that end, merit scholarships and financial aid are available for qualified students.

If you have any questions about merit scholarships or tuition financial assistance, please contact us at 718-488-5700 or