Undergraduate Student Spotlights

Morgan McGrath

Music Business

Dream study abroad location:
Japan
Favorite Book (please include author):
"2001: A Space Odyssey" by Arthur C. Clarke
My hidden talent:
I cook a mean Thanksgiving turkey
Three things I have with me at all times:
Candy, Kleenex, Duane Reade Card
When I hear the word "genius," I think of:
The first six Van Halen records
My favorite study spot at NYU:
Coles Science Library on the 9th floor of Bobst
Most adventurous thing I've ever done:
Played goalie on my high school lacrosse team
Community service I am most proud of:
Playing "Taps" on my trumpet when needed at military funerals in my hometown
Childhood ambition:
To succeed R.L. Stine as the author of Goosebumps...and to play basketball with Michael Jordan
Guilty pleasure:
Listening to Bon Jovi with my Mom
My favorite thing about NYC:
Being able to access so many different cultures, cuisines, and types of music all in one place
Most influential person during my college career at NYU:
Two people: Professor Alfred Bishai and Professor Sam Howard-Spink
Biggest challenge:
Transferring into NYU
Dream job when I graduate:
Traveling the world studying international musical styles and music businesses

Background Information

Where you grew up:
Born in Brooklyn, New York, moved overseas to Jakarta, Indonesia, and Singapore and eventually ended up in Chappaqua, New York
Honors, Awards, and Achievements:
Dean's List, Representative on the Music Business Ambassador's Board
Community Service and Other Activities:
Volunteer at TWIGS Thriftree Thrift Shop in Mount Kisco, NY to benefit Mount Kisco Medical Center, Volunteer at Catholic Youth Retreat Centers and Summer School Teacher