Graduate Program - Music Technology

MM in Music Technology and Advanced Certificate in Tonmeister Studies

Degree: Master of Music in Music Technology and
Advanced Certificate in Tonmeister Studies

Format:
Full-time

Credits:
54

Start Date:
Fall semester

Application Deadline:
January 6

Tonmeisters supervise both the technical and artistic personnel during the production of music and/or sound recordings or live sound/ broadcasting.

Tonmeisters currently work in many areas of music and sound production including record production, radio, film, education, and product design. Producing classical music is the primary focus, although other genres of acoustic and electro-acoustic music apply to the field including modern classical, jazz, world, rock, and folk music.

If you'd like to specialize in producing recordings and live broadcasts of music, this dual-degree program allows you to earn a master of music in Music Technology and an advanced certificate in Tonmeister Studies in only three years. You can also pursue the advanced certificate as a standalone option

What you'll learn
  • Speciailized Tonmeister technology
  • Ear training for audio engineers
  • Perspectives on the psychology of music

See a sample course sequence for this dual degree.

How you'll learn

This program will prepare you for music production as a whole, artistically and technically.
You will learn the fundementals of Music Technology MM in Music Technology and develop a specialization in Tonmeister Studies.

Program benefits for international students

If you’re an international student, you may be able to work in the United States after graduation for an extended period of time. Most students studying on F-1 visas will be eligible for 12 months of Optional Practical Training (OPT) off-campus work authorization. F-1 students in our program may also be eligible for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) OPT extension, allowing you to extend your time in the United States to pursue degree-related work experience for a total of 36 months or 3 years. For more information on who can apply for this extension and how, see NYU’s Office of Global Services: STEM OPT.

How to apply

Candidates entering the dual degree must demonstrate a substantial background in music theory, recording technology, electronics, and acoustics. If your primary instrument is not piano, you must demonstrate basic piano skills and be able to read and transpose directly from a concert score. An entrance portfolio of recorded works and an interview will be required to demonstrate technical know-how, prior music production experience, and commitment to the recording arts.

See more information on admissions requirements.