June 17-26, 2013 at New York University
Application deadline: April 22, 2013
Greenwich Village, New York City
Artistic Director, Phil Galdston, NYU Songwriter–in-Residence
Executive Producer, Ron Sadoff, Director of Film Scoring and Songwriting
An intensive seminar dedicated to the art of songwriting. Spearheaded by GRAMMY®-nominated songwriter Phil Galdston and featuring a faculty of acclaimed songwriters expert in a wide variety of musical genres, the workshop will provide in-depth master classes with prominent members of the music community, one-on-one sessions with faculty, detailed presentations on a wide variety of skills, tools, and strategies essential for working songwriters, and interviews with renowned practitioners of the art.
• BARRY EASTMOND: one of the most prolific R&B/Pop songwriter/producers, with songs and production on over 60 gold, platinum, and multi-platinum albums and sales of over 80,000,000 records.
A maximum of 15 participating songwriters will be accepted into the Songwriters Workshop. During the eight days of workshop sessions, they will hone their craft through:
• targeted songwriting assignments
• song analysis, collaborations
• demo recording technique
• daily professional and peer-to-peer critiques of their work in-progress.
To help participants develop their songs and grasp the essential principles of the production of demonstration recordings, top-tier studio musicians (a male and female singer, a guitarist, and keyboard player/programmer) will be on-call and NYU’s James Dolan Studio, a professional-quality multitrack digital and analog recording facilities will be available.
Integral aspects of the record business will be highlighted through roundtables and panels comprised of producers, engineers, record executives, and film music supervisors. Major industry organizations such as ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, and the SCL will be present.
The Workshop is also open to auditors, and while they will not participate, they will be able to attend all critiques, performances, events, and gatherings.
Check-in: Sunday, June 16. Check-out: Thursday, June 27. All participants will be housed in unadorned dormitory bedrooms in multi-bedroom suites. Each suite typically has two or three bedrooms. Each bedroom has two or three beds and is furnished with a bed, desk, dresser and closet/wardrobe for each guest. If a resident is assigned to a single bedroom, he or she will not be assigned a roommate in their bedroom. Each individual suite has a bathroom shared by all occupants of the suite. There are no kitchens in our facilities used for short-term housing. NYU Summer Housing does not provide in-room telephone, television, or internet connectivity to short-term guests. Linens are provided; guests should bring their own towels. Click here for more specific housing information.
A great benefit of the NYU Summer Songwriters Workshop is the chance for students to experience life in New York City and Greenwich Village. The cost of living in the city is high. The activities fee students pay for the workshop covers only the primary cost of participating in the evening and weekend events and does not cover personal expenses. Students should budget for enough money to last the entire time they will be participating in the workshop. Students are encouraged to discuss expenses and decide upon a budget with their families prior to arriving in New York City.
The Workshop is open to songwriters who demonstrate a strong sensibility for the art and craft of song.
Please submit three songs (mp3 format with a PDF of the lyrics and/or lead sheets), signed statement of authorship, and a one-page resume to email@example.com.
Space is limited and participants are encourage to apply as early as possible. After completing the online application and paying the application fee, please send your songs and resume to Dr. Sadoff per his information below. Please state whether you are a participant or auditor in your correspondence.
Application deadline: April 22, 2013
Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by May 16, 2013.
APPLICATION FEE: $50
PARTICIPANT TUITION: $1,200
AUDITOR FEE: $425.00
NYU HOUSING is available: estimated $672 - $882 for housing and meals.
c/o New York University, Songwriters Workshop
35 W. 4th Street, Suite 1077, New York, NY 10012
SCHOLARSHIPS: Generous grants from the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the ASCAP Foundation, BMI, and SESAC will make it possible for seven students to receive full scholarships to the Workshop. All applicants are automatically considered for scholarship and do not need to fill out any additional forms.