Undergraduate Program - Music Business

Undergraduate Music Business Supplemental Application Package

NYU_Music_Business_Cover_Sheet_Fall_2017.doc

Music Business Supplemental Application Package for Freshman and Transfer Students

Application to the Steinhardt Music Business undergraduate program includes a required supplemental application package. No performance audition is required. All applicants must demonstrate music potential, as the degree is a bachelor of music in Music Business. It is not necessary to be a performer to be admitted to the Music Business program, but upon graduation, you will have gained significant music skills.

In addition to the Music Business supplemental application package, all applicants must complete New York University’s Application for Undergraduate Admissions.

Deadlines for Music Business Supplemental Application Package
November 1: Early Decision I
January 1: Early Decision II and Regular Decision
March 1: Internal NYU transfers (including change of majors within Steinhardt)
April 1: External Transfers

Please note: the Music Business Program only admits freshmen and transfers for the Fall term.

Freshman Applicants
Transfer Applicants

Freshman Applicants: Music Business Supplemental Application Package

The Music Business Supplemental Application Package for Music Business consists of a cover sheet, résumé, two essays, and a short video. You will upload these items to Acceptd, a company created for this purpose. Begin this process at:

Please prepare and upload the following items:

1. Cover Sheet
Complete and upload this cover sheet document.

2. Short Video
Create and upload a short video with the components noted below. The video helps the Music Business faculty assess your ability to carry a tune and stay on pitch; the faculty do not use it to evaluate your vocal quality and you do not have to worry about any special lighting or production qualities. It is not necessary to be a performer to be admitted to the Music Business program.

Components for Video:

  • Give your name, home city, and state.
  • Sing a cappella (without accompaniment of any kind) a one-octave major scale, ascending and descending, in any key.
  • Sing a cappella (without accompaniment of any kind) one verse and one chorus of any one of these well-known songs:  "New York, New York," OR "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," OR "When You Wish Upon a Star."

  • Sing any part of any song you like, and talk briefly about why you chose that song.

Optional

If you wish, you may submit a short video recording of one of your recent musical performances, uploaded to Acceptd, along with your other Music Business Supplemental Application materials. Please keep in mind that this is not a requirement, and many successful applicants do not include this. If you do include this optional video, please give your name, home city, and state at the beginning of the video.

3. Résumé
Create and upload, as a .pdf document, a one-page résumé in standard business format that shows your business and leadership accomplishments and activities. Please include any part-time and volunteer jobs you have had.

4. Two-Part Essay
Create and upload, as a .pdf document, two essays:

Essay Topic 1 (350 words minimum, 400 words maximum)
Here is a typical course list for your first year as a Music Business student at NYU. This first-year foundations curriculum will prepare you for success in the rest of your time at NYU. Please write about ways you foresee that these foundations courses will connect with each other and with the future music industry. In your answer, consider career areas that you are specifically interested in.

Course Area

Number of Courses

Music Theory and Aural (Listening) Skills

2

Algebra and Calculus or Calculus I (liberal arts)

1 or 2

Keyboard Training

2

Business Structure of the Music Industry + Music Business

2

Writing the Essay (liberal arts)

2

Private music lesson or music technology class

1

Economics (liberal arts)

1 or 2

Essay Topic 2 (350 words minimum, 400 words maximum)

One of the ways that most people learn about and listen to music is radio. Radio now takes many forms: over-the-air AM and FM, satellite radio, Internet radio, and websites and apps such as TuneIn, Pandora, and Beats1 are all examples.
 
Describe two specific and different music radio outlets that are available where you live now (this can be anywhere in the world), by identifying the content (i.e., programming) and the revenue sources that support the radio outlet (such as advertising, subscription, government funding, etc.) Compare and contrast the two radio services. Comment on at least one artist whose recent visibility on radio is particularly interesting as a reflection of current consumer behavior.

Please do not send letters of recommendation or other supplementary materials.

Thank you for applying!

Transfer Applicants: Music Business Supplemental Application Package

Transfers from within NYU
We recommend that you have a cumulative 2.7 GPA or better prior to declaring a major in Music Business in order to make satisfactory academic progress within the major.

Internal Transfers at NYU, but Not Steinhardt
In addition to submitting the Music Business Supplemental Application Package detailed below, please use the Internal Transfer application if you currently attend New York University and wish to be considered for transfer to another school or college at NYU. 

Internal Transfers Already in Steinhardt
In addition to submitting the Music Business Supplemental Application Package detailed below, please submit a Steinhardt Change of Major form with the student information section filled out to:

Shanieka Brooks
Music Business Program Academic Adviser
35 West 4th Street, Suite 1077
New York, NY 10012

External Transfers
In addition to submitting the Music Business Supplemental Application Package detailed below, please use this application if you wish to transfer to NYU from another academic institution.

Music Business Supplemental Application Package

The Supplemental Application Package for Music Business consists of some documents and a short video. You will upload these to Acceptd, a company created for this purpose.  You may begin this process at:

Please prepare and upload the following items:

1. Cover Letter
Please upload, as a .pdf document, a one-page cover letter, addressed to the Music Business Program Admissions Committee, that includes:

  • Your name and the name of the college or university you are attending
  • Your academic major
  • The number of university semesters you have completed
  • The reason you want to leave your current institution and enroll in the NYU Music Business program

2. Short Video
Create and upload a short video with the components noted below.The video helps the Music Business faculty assess your ability to carry a tune and stay on pitch; the faculty do not use it to assess your vocal quality and you do not have to worry about any special lighting or production qualities.  It is not necessary to be a performer to be admitted to the Music Business program.

Components for Video:

  • Give your name, home city, and state.
  • Sing a cappella (without accompaniment of any kind) a one-octave major scale, ascending and descending, in any key.
  • Sing a cappella (without accompaniment of any kind) one verse and one chorus of any one of these well-known songs:  "New York, New York," OR "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," OR "When You Wish Upon a Star."

  • Sing any part of any song you like, and talk briefly about why you chose that song.

Optional

 If you wish, you may submit a short video recording of one of your recent musical performances, uploaded to Acceptd, along with your other Music Business Supplemental Application materials. Please keep in mind that this is not a requirement, and many successful applicants do not include this. If you do include this optional video, please give your name, home city, and state at the beginning of the video.

3. Résumé
Create and upload, as a .pdf document, a one-page résumé in standard business format showing your business and leadership accomplishments and activities.  Please include any part-time and volunteer jobs you have had.

 

Please do not send letters of recommendation or other supplementary materials.

Thank you for applying!