Sound Thinking NYC

Sound Thinking NYC is a free program especially designed to open doors for young women to explore careers in the music industry.

Sound Thinking NYC is a CUNY-CAT initiative with multiple levels of student engagement focused on increasing opportunties in the music industry for underrepresented groups, particularly women. All students who are interested in supporting gender equity in music are encouraged to apply. Summer Intensive graduates will be invited to Sound Thinking NYC 2018-19 school year events and will be offered opportunities for paid internships and credited College Now Courses in their 11th and 12th grade year.  

Sound Thinking NYC empowers young people as they explore how to turn a passion for music into a possible profession in New York City's thriving music industry. Program participants will learn about the tools, technologies, and career paths that power songs, concerts, theaters and film. The program includes opportunities for students to visit recording studios, learn about the science and physics of sound, and meet fellow students and people in the music industry that share their passion.

The program begins with a three-week Sound Thinking NYC Summer Intensive, July 9th-27th (for details or to apply, see the Summer Intensive tab; to share offline, download the flyer). All graduates of the Summer Intensive will be invited to:

  • participate in a series of events during their 11th grade school year;
  • apply for paid summer internships before they start 12th grade; and
  • apply to take free college credit courses at CUNY during their senior year of high school.

Applications are now open through May 4th for the Sound Thinking NYC Summer Intensive. The Summer Intensive is offered to any New York City student who will be entering 11th grade in fall, 2018.

 

Funded by the Mayor's Office for Media and Entertainment (MOME) as part of a series of initiatives targeting the under-representation of women in entertainment, Sound Thinking NYC is a free program offered by the Creative Arts Team (CAT) at the City University of New York (CUNY), in partnership with NY Is Music, a coalition of music industry leaders.

 

Sound Thinking NYC is open to all academically eligible students, without regard to race, gender, national origin or other characteristic protected by law.

 

STUDENT APPLICATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2018

Sound Thinking NYC Summer Intensive is a free three-week long program that especially opens doors for young women in high school to explore careers in the music industry.

Adressing gender equity in the music industry is a core part of this summer program that includes hands-on activities in music production and workshops that develop leadership skills. All students who are interested in supporting gender equity in music are encouraged to apply. Summer Intensive graduates will be invited to Sound Thinking NYC 2018-19 school year events and will be offered opportunities for paid internships and credited College Now Courses in their 11th and 12th grade year.

 

The Sound Thinking NYC Summer Intensive is a free program that runs from July 9th to July 27th, 2018, and is for current 10th grade students who will be entering 11th grade in fall 2018.

CAT's training and rehearsal spaces, at 101 W. 31st Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10001, will be the home base for this three-week, full-day (9am-3pm) summer program.

During the Sound Thinking NYC Summer Intensive, you will:

  • go behind the scenes to learn about the tools, technologies, and career paths that power songs, concerts, theatres and film;
  • visit recording studios to learn about what audio engineers and producers do - you'll be introduced to the science and physics of sound;
  • learn about the design of sound for Broadway theatres and live concerts - from wires to microphones to computer programs and mixing boards; 
  • learn about the new technologies, businesses and platforms that are distributing music over the internet and beyond; and
  • build leadership skills and explore strategies for fulfilling goals in life, including career exploration and college readiness. 

Sound Thinking NYC leverages your passion for music as you explore how to turn that passion into a possible career. You'll be introduced to the varied opportunities and career paths available in NYC's thriving music industry - such as audio engineering, music production, sound design, and audio technology - directly from professionals in the business, all with a cohort of carefully selected, motivated fellow students.

Applicants will be notified whether they are accepted into Sound Thinking NYC on or after May 11th. Fifty applicants will be selected for the 2018 Summer Intensive.

  • Accepted students will attend free of charge
  • Metrocards for the three-week period and lunch will be provided.
  • All Summer Intensive graduates will be invited to attend school year events and to apply for paid internships for summer 2019.
  • All Summer Intensive graduates will have opportunities to enroll in free college courses, for college credit, during their senior year of high school.

 

APPLY HERE

Student Applications can be submitted online OR via downloaded form.

If you choose to submit the downloaded form, fill it in on your computer, print it, have your parent/guardian sign it, and mail it to:

CUNY Creative Arts Team
Sound Thinking NYC
101 W. 31st Street, 6th Fl.
New York, NY 10001


    

All applicants are required to have two (2) recommendations, at least one from a teacher.

If you are submitting a recommendation for a Sound Thinking NYC Applicant, please select the online submission or downloadable form below. If you are downloading the pdf, please fill it in on your computer, print, sign and mail it to:

CUNY Creative Arts Team
Sound Thinking NYC
101 W. 31st Street, 6th Fl.
New York, NY 10001

 

Download the flyer to share!

Sound Thinking NYC is open to all academically eligible students, without regard to race, gender, national origin or other characteristic protected by law.

Sound Thinking NYC ~ School Year Program

Sound Thinking NYC includes nine workshops and events across the school year, designed to support young people in exploring how a passion for music can lead to a profession in New York City's music industry.

Five school-year workshops specifically designed for Summer Intensive graduates will support cohort building, mentoring and skill building related to exploring how a young person’s passion for music can lead to opportunities for careers in the music industry.

Four school year events will be designed for families and any student interested in learning more about opportunities in the music industry.

The Sound Thinking NYC School Year calendar of events will be listed in August 2018.

Sound Thinking NYC leverages teenagers’ passion for popular music to introduce them to viable career paths in New York City’s thriving media, entertainment, and technology industries by,

  • Exposing them to key players at the intersections of media, entertainment, and technology industries
  • Sparking excitement and interest in related college and career tracks
  • Supporting participants with learning opportunities that provide pathways to success and the development of leadership skills

Over the next four years, Sound Thinking NYC will deliver a multi-faceted program, providing opportunities for 250 students during their 11th and 12th grade years. A wider group of students and families will participant in Sound Thinking NYC programs designed for the public.

Funded by the The Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) as part of a series of initiatives targeting the under-representation of women in entertainment, Sound Thinking NYC is a free program offered by the Creative Arts Team (CAT) at the City University of New York (CUNY), in partnership with NY Is Music, a coalition of music industry leaders. Sound Thinking NYC includes the Advisory Council listed below. If you or your organization is interested in becoming invloved by offering event sites, volunteer mentors,  presenters, networking opportunties, internship placement, or other opportunties, please contact CAT Executive Director at jeannehouck@cuny.edu

Sound Thinking NYC Advisors include:

 

Sound Thinking NYC Partnerships

The Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME)

The Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment encompasses the key economic and creative sectors of film, TV, theater, music, advertising, publishing, digital content and real estate as it relates to these industries. In total, these sectors account for over 305,000 jobs, and an economic output of $104 billion. Under the leadership of Commissioner Julie Menin, MOME promotes New York City as a thriving center of creativity, issuing permits for productions filming on public property, and facilitating production throughout the five boroughs. It also oversees NYC Media, the largest municipal broadcasting entity in the country including five TV Stations and a radio station with a reach of 18 million households and a 50-mile radius.

 

NY Is Music

Co-founded in 2014 by Justin Kalifowitz, of Downtown Music Publishing, and musician William Harvey, NY Is Music is a coalition of more than 200 music industry stakeholders whose mission is to advance and promote awareness of the importance of music in economic development, culture, and education in New York. 

 

CUNY-CAT

The Creative Arts Team (CAT) at the City University of New York (CUNY) provides drama-based workshops and programs in pre-K-12 schools, colleges and community centers in all five NYC boroughs. CAT has served more than a million youth, and thousands of educators and parents in NYC, throughout the US and around the world, since its founding in 1974. CAT is part of CUNY’s K-16 Initiative under the Office of Academic Affairs

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