Students are able to experience and understand the process of creating a commercially viable recording from start to finish in a real studio with musicians, songwriters, producers, mixers, and mastering engineers.
Music Business major Matthew Tung said, “Nashville was definitely one of my most life-changing experiences in the NYU Music Business Program. Not only do you get to bond with people who are equally passionate about music, but you also get to network with industry professionals such as A&R executives, Grammy Award-winning producers, and engineers. The experience was a big step into my future endeavors, as it opened my eyes to the multitude of opportunities pertaining to the industry itself.”
“Most young creators are making music on their computers today, at least initially, which is fine. Our program demonstrates what is involved in making a truly organic and commercial level recording,” said Professor Dodes.
The curriculum allows students to participate and lead the process working with the artists, studio personnel and guest practitioner instructors. Students who are interested in pursuing a career in A&R, production, and mixing will be able to get a real understanding of these career areas and be better prepared to articulate their goals when pursuing jobs in these fields.
Dodes expounded, “students get to meet and hear from various industry executives and creators during their time in Nashville as well as experiencing the history and culture of Nashville and the music community there. And don't forget the hot chicken!”