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Carlos Chirinos

Carlos Chirinos

Music and Global Health Associate Professor and Director NYU Music and Social Change Lab

Music and Performing Arts Professions

Carlos Chirinos’ work explores innovation and creativity in emerging global music industries, looking at the role of music in public health, international development and social change. He has been a key consultant for radio and music projects in Europe, Africa and Japan, with funding from the World Bank, USAID, IDRC, the Wellcome Trust and Toyota Foundation. He was awarded the Director’s Teaching Prize at SOAS, University of London in 2009.

Carlos received an award from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Department of Defense, and USAID, to develop Africa Stop Ebola, a global music campaign to raise awareness about Ebola in West Africa that was featured in the New York TimesThe GuardianBBC and CNN.

Professor Chirinos has collaborated with the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, curating music performances to engage the Latin community living in New York City. In 2019, he hosted the artist, actor and politician Rubén Blades as the inaugural Dean's Academic in Residence at NYU Steinhardt.

Born in Caracas, Venezuela, he studied clarinet and saxophone before relocating to London, UK to work as International Business Development Manager for an independent South American record label. He was the founder of SOAS Radio, a digital radio station at SOAS, University of London, where he taught in the departments of Music and Development Studies. Carlos is also a composer, producer and performer.

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Programs

Music Business

Study with industry leaders and learn the necessary skills to thrive in a fast-paced industry.

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Courses

Artists and Repertoire Seminar Music Business

Examination of the processes of AandR (Artists and Repertoire), production, and manufacturing. Criteria for music evaluation and genre categories are analyzed. The role of the studio for the producer and the artists.
Course #
MPAMB-GE 2201
Units
3
Department
Music and Performing Arts Professions

Music Innovation and Social Change

An in-depth analysis of how music artists, songs, and concerts create contemporary media narratives about health, equality, and social change through public service announcements and advocacy campaigns in the public and non-profit sectors. We investigate the impact of the work of music celebrities’ promotion of social change to the general public, and use interdisciplinary approaches in music, informal education, and entertainment to evaluate innovation and social enterprise in the music industry.
Course #
MPAMB-GE 2208
Units
3
Department
Music and Performing Arts Professions

The Global Music Industry: Popular Music, Culture and Society

This course explores the role of New York and London as gateways to music genres from around the world.
Course #
MPAMB-UE 1224
Units
4
Department
Music and Performing Arts Professions
Liberal Arts Core