Sound Thinking NYC

Now Accepting Applications for Sound Thinking NYC's 2021 Summer Intensive!

The STNYC summer program will be running VIRTUALLY, and in two sessions:

SESSION 1: July 5 - July 23 ~ Applications due by: Monday, June 7th

SESSION 2: July 26 - August 13 ~ Applications due by: Monday, July 5th

Visit the SUMMER tab for details, or click here for the flyer.

 

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Read about STNYC on Billboard.com!

Sound Thinking NYC is a program of the CUNY Creative Arts Team and The Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME), in partnership with NY Is Music.

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Catch up with the STNYC team and students in our Monthly Newsletters:
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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 program of the CUNY Creative Arts Team and the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, in partnership with NY is Music. STNYC includes multiple levels of student engagement focused on increasing opportunities 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 2020-21 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 their passion for music into a possible profession in New York City's thriving music industry. Addressing gender equity and building leadership skills in the music industry is a core part of this summer program that includes hands-on activities in music production and field trips to venues and sound production studios.

Now in its fourth year, the program began with a three-week Sound Thinking NYC Summer Intensive, in July 2020 (for details or to apply, see the Summer Intensive tab). All graduates of the Summer Intensive will be invited to:

  • participate in a series of events during their 10th, 11th or 12th grade school year;
  • apply for paid summer internships for the following summer; and
  • apply to take free college credit courses at CUNY during their junior and/or senior year of high school

 

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 is a free program offered by the CUNY Creative Arts Team (CAT) and the Mayor's Office for Media and Entertainment (MOME), in partnership with NY Is Music, a coalition of music industry leaders.

 

Now Accepting Applications for Sound Thinking NYC's 2021 Summer Intensive!

The STNYC summer program will be running VIRTUALLY, and in two sessions:

SESSION 1: July 5 - July 23 ~ Applications due by: Monday, June 7th

SESSION 2: July 26 - August 13 ~ Applications due by: Monday, July 5th

Click here for the flyer

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Read about STNYC on Billboard.com!

Sound Thinking NYC Summer Intensive is a free three-week long program that especially opens doors for young women and men 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 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 for current 9th, 10th & 11th grade students in NYC who will be entering 10th, 11th or 12th grade in the fall.

Due to current circumstances, the program will now be a three-week, full-day (hours TBD) virtual intensive, with a mandatory orientation (date TBD).

During the Sound Thinking NYC Summer Intensive, participants:

  • 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 and 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.

 

Sign up here to receive updates about the program!

 

Catch up with the STNYC team and students in our Monthly Newsletters:

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Sound Thinking NYC ~ Spring 2021 After-School Program

The STNYC Spring After-School program is a FREE 12-week program will run from March 4th to June 3rd and is open to current 9th, 10th or 11th grade NYC public school students. 

Applications due February 24th ~ flyer available here

About the Spring 2021 After-School Program:

Cohort-members participate in workshops focusing on sound engineering and production, music business and management, as well as leadership and communication skill-building using CAT's applied theatre strategies for engaging in topics around equity, critical thinking, self-efficacy, community-building, and professional growth. Cohort-members will also receive opportunities to engage with music industry professionals through mentorship and panels.

Due to current circumstances, the program will be run virtually on Zoom. Details will be sent to students via email once admitted to the program.

Accepted students will attend free of charge. STNYC Spring After School graduates will be invited to enroll in the 2021 school year STNYC programming, including weekend workshops, music performances, and opportunities to enroll in free college courses for credit, while still in high school. STNYC Spring After School graduates will also be offered opportunities to apply for paid internships in the music industry in the Summer of 2022.

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

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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 the fall.

 

Catch up with the STNYC team and students in our Monthly Newsletters:
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Issue 7

Now in its fourth year, Sound Thinking NYC is expanding its programming. Through a new 10 week Mentorship Program, STNYC connects music industry professionals and Sound Thinkers. The mentors and mentees meet once a week, during which time the mentors support the young people with personalized guidance on achieving their career goals.

Download the mentoring flyer here.

Additionally, the Sound Thinking staff facilitates bi-weekly leadership workshops focusing on networking, resume building, self promotion, and other career skills.

This program is specifically for Sound Thinkers who have completed a minimum level of requirements. To learn more or get involved, please contact Julia Nickerson, Mentorship Coordinator, at julia@creativeartsteam.org.

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 high school students. A wider group of students and families will participant in Sound Thinking NYC programs designed for the public.

 

Catch up with the STNYC team and students in our Monthly Newsletters:
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Issue 4
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Issue 7

Established 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) and the The Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME), 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 Anne del Castillo, 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

Sound Thinking NYC extends our thanks to the following organizations for their contributions to our mission:

SOUND THINKING NYC INDUSTRY ROFESSIONALS AND COMPANY PARTNERS

B&H

Big Mouth Records LLC

Blue Man Group Tech Department

Broadcast Music Inc.

Broadway’s “The Prom”

D’Angelico

Dangertown Media

Downtown Music Publishing

Downtown Music Studios

Charming Disaster

City Winery NYC

Collective Entertainment

COSYND

CUNY K16 Initiatives, College Now Program 

Eljuri

Elsewhere

Fermenta Entertainment

Flavorlab

Genius

Google Play Music at Google

David Grohl

GSI Studios

JioSaavn

Kobalt Music Group

Le Poisson Rouge

Little Underground Management

Main Drag Music 

Manoville Records

MONOLisa Studios  

Mother Feather

Okayplayer & OkayAfrica.com

The Orchard

Oya Productions

Platinum Sound Recording Studios

The Press House

Primary Wave

RCA / Sony

Republic Records 

Reverb Gives

Revive Music Group 

Sam Ash Music

Songtrust

Sony Music Entertainment

Sunnyvale

The Syndicate

Viacom

 

SOUND THINKING NYC PARTNERS (NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS)

ASCAP

Audio Engineering Society - AES NY Pro Audio Conference

BMI

BRIC Arts Media

Delacort Theatre

Gender Amplified

Girls that Beatz Lower Eastside Girls Club

Guitar Mash

Harvest Works Hudson Theatre

Lincoln Center Education

Manhattan Theatre Club

Music Business Association

The National Jazz Museum in Harlem

NY Music Month

The Public

The Recording Academy, New York Chapter

Save the Music Foundation

SESAC

Sound Girls

Women in Music
 

CUNY

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