The Student Leadership Program is an invaluable opportunity for aspiring young theatre professionals to gain real world experience. Serving as the Marketing Director for two concert series gave me the confidence to network with professionals and taught me responsibility and creativity. Since NYMF, I have gone on to plan the social media agenda for an entire season for a thriving up-and-coming musical theater company.

Fatima Cadet- Diaby, 2014 Student Leader

Student Leadership Program

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, stage manager, casting director, music director, or marketing director – 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 fellow students.

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, The King’s College, the University of Chicago, and several other institutions.

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR 2016. Please check back soon for information on our 2017 program!

NYMF is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for its 2016 Student Leadership Program (SLP). We are seeking a producer, director, music director, marketing director, casting director, and stage manager to produce and curate two concerts of original work as part of the organization’s 13th Festival.

This is a non-paid, part-time position that will require working from home in addition to meetings with the NYMF staff. School credit is available.

We are looking for motivated, imaginative, and outgoing undergraduate and graduate students who want to be a part of an exciting NYMF tradition.

Participants must be team players and should be available from May through July for work on the project. All applicants must either be currently enrolled in school or have graduated within the last year. All applicants, if selected, must be available for rehearsals on weekday mornings July 19th-July 29th and performances on Saturday July 30th & Sunday July 31st.