Advanced Certificate in Tonmeister Studies

Advanced Certificate in Tonmeister Studies

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

This advanced certificate in Tonmeister Studies prepares you for a career in music production, artistically and technically. You can also choose to complete this advanced certificate as part of a dual-degree option with an MM in Music Technology

What You'll Learn
  • Speciailized Tonmeister technology
  • Ear training for audio engineers
  • Advanced audio production

See the curriculum for this advanced certificate.

How You'll Learn

You will develop a specialization in Tonmeister Studies through courses in technology and theory, and an internship.

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.

Dual Degee Option

As a student in the Advanced Certificate, you have the opportunity to enhance your degree and earn an a master's degree in Music Technology.

Notes for Prospective Students

You 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.

Degree Details