Students sing around a piano with a guitar accompanist

Summer Music Program Scholarship

15 Fully Paid Scholarships to be Awarded

Long Island High School for the Arts is awarding 15 fully paid scholarships to our four-week Summer Arts Academy! All students with a passion for music— whether it be singing, playing an instrument, or producing music —are encouraged to apply for this invaluable opportunity.

These scholarships are provided with funding support by The Joel Foundation.

The programs will take place from June 27-July 26, 2024, (9 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday-Friday) at Long Island High School for the Arts, 239 Cold Spring Road, Syosset. Interested and eligible students should apply using the form below. Applications are due no later than Friday, May 24th.

Requirements to apply:

  • Currently in 8th-10th grade
  • Attend a high school in Nassau or Suffolk county
  • Have an interest/passion for music

Program Description

LIHSA’s Summer Arts Academy will offer aspiring young musicians a one-of-a-kind opportunity to develop their skills as artists and performers.  Each student will be guided to work in solo and ensemble work that point them to their highest potential, instill a sense of confidence, and allow them to shine.  Our 4-Week program is designed for individuals with varied levels of music and performance ability who want to elevate their existing talent while making lifelong friends from all over Long Island. 

Part 1: Audition

Applicants must submit a musical solo selection of approximately 2 minutes in length from any genre of music (including pieces composed by the applicant). Students are encouraged to pick a style of music that reflects their musical interests and best showcases their abilities.

Vocalists should be accompanied by live piano or an instrumental track. No acapella singing.  Musicians should submit a video of them playing any genre of music as a solo.  It is suggested that it not mimic a popular performer’s style, but rather display originality and technical proficiency.  A video is required so that the committee can see style and technique.


Applicants must upload their audition requirements as an unlisted YouTube video and share the link no later than Friday, May 24th, 2024.   Videos submitted in other formats and late submissions will not be considered.

For questions, email Mr. Jerry Nobile at