Program Dates: June 27 - July 8, 2016
Program Dates: July 18 -- July 29, 2016
Intended for: High School Students
How do record labels discover new talent? What is the expanded role of the music manager in the current music industry environment? How does an artist brand themselves using social media? Why is it important to perfect your live performances? These are just a few of the questions that will be answered in this 10 day Music Business Summer Institute.
By participating in class sessions, attending concerts, visiting major venues or music industry sites and interacting with industry professionals you will walk away with a brief overview of the current music industry, challenge your ideas about the future of the industry and create innovative ways to discover, develop and market the future “stars” in the music industry.
Applicants do not need to be musicians to apply. Just possess a genuine desire to learn about what it takes to have a long term career as a musician, singer-songwriter, manager, producer, concert promoter, executive or entrepreneur in the music industry.
*Applicants must be 16 years of age or older in order to be considered for this program.
Program Details (Click Here)
What Makes a Star? Projected Topics to Be Covered:
A. The Music Business
- The Music Business and its Sub-Systems
- Overview of the Structure of a Record Label
- The Role of the Songwriter and Music Publisher
- Understanding Copyright and Music Licensing
B. Getting the Talent Ready for the Marketplace
- Artist Development in the 21st Century /Branding
C. Promoting and Marketing the Talent- 8 hous
- Promotion and Marketing of an artist in the 21st Century
- Developing a Marketing Plan,
D. Live Performance and Touring
E. Global Markets
F. Careers in the Industry
Class Sessions and Activities will be held daily from 10:00 am-4:00 pm with a break for lunch. Evening activities are scheduled after 6:00 p.m.
Shirley A. Washington, JD, MBA
Summer Faculty Coordinator/Instructor
Kevin Haden, BM, MA
Session I:Priority Application Deadline: April 25, 2016
Final Application Deadline: May 9, 2016
Program Dates: June 27 - July 8, 2016
Residential Students Move-in: June 26, 2016 Move-out: July 9, 2016
Mandatory Orientation: June 26, 2016
Session II:Priority Application Deadline: May 16, 2016
Final Application Deadline: May 30, 2016
Program Dates: July 18 - July 29, 2016
Residential Students Move-in: July 17, 2016 Move-out: July 30, 2016
Mandatory Orientation: July 17, 2016
Below are all costs associated with the What Makes A Star? Program:
- Tuition: $1,800
- Application Fee: $55; nonrefundable and paid at the end of the 2016 Summer Application
- Housing & Meal Plan (optional): $788 shared room with 10 meals and 30 Dining Dollars per week
- See the Housing & Meal Plan page for more information
- International Students have additional Visa and/or participation fees
Costs and Fees Details (Click Here)
|US Students||International Students|
|Application Fee (paid at the end of Acceptd application)||$55||$55|
|Housing and Meal Plan (if on-campus)||$788||$788|
|Health Insurance||Not Applicable||$280 Comprehensive Plan|
Enrollment deposit: $150
- Accepted applicants will make an enrollment deposit of $150 in order to confirm their attendance to their NYU MPAP Summer Program. (payment instructions provided within the initial acceptance email)
Housing deposit: $500
- If staying in on-campus housing, students are required to pay a $500 deposit to reserve a space in housing.
- The housing deposit is a portion of the housing charges, and is NOT a separate or added fee.
- The housing deposit is applied to any housing charges on your bill. Any excess balance remaining will be applied to tuition fees or refunded to the student.
Please note: the Application Fee, Enrollment Deposit and Housing Deposit are not refundable.
Paying the remaining balance:
After paying the deposit(s), students are responsible for paying the remaining balance prior to the start of the program. *While the remaining tuition may be posted immediately after deposits are made, the remaining housing bills are not sent until 2 weeks prior to the start of the program.
All fee's, tuition and housing costs are charged to the students eSuites (online student billing system and personal account) via the NYU Bursars Office. Instructions on making payment(s) are provided to accepted students by MPAP Summer Programs in communications sent to enrolled students' personal and NYU email accounts.
For information about financial aid and scholarships, see the Finances page.
A completed application consists of:
- A 2016 MPAP Summer Application
- Correctly uploaded audition materials in Get Acceptd and $55 application fee (paid at the end of Acceptd)
*If you are an international student please go to the Application for International Students Website for application details.
Your application will be reviewed once your application is complete and not beforehand.
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Current NYU students should not follow these steps and should review the application procedure listed under Information for Current NYU Students.
Please visit the Application Information page for a more detailed explanation of the application process.
- Students will be required to submit a letter of recommendation from a Principal, Vice-Principal, Private Teacher or Guidance Counselor who can address the student’s academic performance and any extracurricular activities they are involved in and why they think the student is a good candidate for the What Makes a Star? Program.
- This letter should be sent directly to the Attention of the Faculty Coordinator at email@example.com
Audition Details (Click Here)
Note: Audition requirements are different for each program depending on program director specifications. All audition materials are uploaded via "Get Accetpd" within the second portion of the MPAP Summer Programs Application (further instructions regarding application found here).
Session I: Session II:
Move in: June 26th, 2016 Move in: July 17th, 2016
Move out: July 9th, 2016 Move out: July 30th, 2016
Important Housing Information (Click Here)
Please note, admitted students in need of on-campus housing will be sent the housing application after accepting their spot within their program. Housing requires a deposit of $500 towards your total housing charges that is to be paid as completion of the housing application.
*The meal plan is mandatory for students who stay in on-campus housing.
|Housing:||$468 (shared room in Weinstein Hall)|
|Meal Plan:||$320 (10 meals and $30 dining dollars per week)|
- Complete the 2016 MPAP Summer Programs Application
- With indication of housing need and financial need (if that would apply to your situation)
- Submit proof of English language proficiency
Important International Student Details (Click Here)
- If admitted into your program the next step is to obtain the required F-1 or J-1 student visa. You must:
- Complete the I-20/DS-2019 Application that is emailed directly to you (including processing fee reciept)
- Follow instructions provided by the Office of Global Services (OGS) until visa completion
- Once on campus, international students must attend the international student check-in. Exact date/time/location is provided at student orientation.
- At NYU, health insurance is required for F-1 and J-1 students. International students are automatically enrolled in a one month Summer Term health insurance policy at $270.
If you are an international student and you are interested in applying for the MPAP Summer Programs, please visit the International Students page.
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