Building the next generation of musical theater producers and practitioners.
The NYMF Student Leadership Program (SLP) provides training and mentoring to students interested in careers in musical theater. NYMF accepts applications each spring from both undergraduate and graduate students, ultimately selecting a group of student leaders. They are assigned roles of producer, director, music director, casting director, marketing director, or stage manager – depending on their areas of interest – under the mentorship and supervision of Festival staff.
NYMF provides both a production budget and the Festival’s technical resources to underwrite an original concert devised and assembled by the SLP team. In addition to the students serving on the creative team, the concert is entirely written and performed by their peers.
NYMF strives to include students from as many schools as possible in the SLP and gives students the chance to forge meaningful relationships with their peers at other institutions. Recent SLP participants have hailed from Harvard University, New York University, Stanford University, Pace University, University of Notre Dame, and several other institutions.
APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2017 STUDENT LEADERSHIP PROGRAM (SLP) ARE CLOSED.