The Summer Institute of Music Technology (SIMT) at Steinhardt is a 2-week intensive program designed for rising high school juniors and seniors who wish to explore and deepen their understanding of music and audio technology. Designed for student musicians and producers alike, the course explores studio production techniques for recorded music, electronic music production, music and audio hardware development, and much more. Students will interact with and learn from NYU Steinhardt Music Technology faculty as well as a roster of guest artists and workshop leaders with backgrounds in studio recording, live electronic music performance, computer music and programming, mixing and mastering, and collaborative music-making. Students attending the program will also interact with current Music Technology student staff and hear from alumni of the department's undergraduate and masters programs. SIMT includes informative lectures and masterclasses in focused areas of music and audio technology, but principally will challenge students to work both independently and collaboratively to create new and original musical works by combining their pre-existing knowledge with newfound technologies and techniques. SIMT is designed to provide students with a detailed tour of the ever-expanding world of music and audio production technology, and is especially well-suited for students wishing to pursue relevant fields in higher education.
June 27 - July 8, 2022
April 15, 2022
$55 (Non-Refundable Application Fee)
$1,168 (On-Campus Housing $808, Required Meal Plan $360)
Scholarships and Financial Aid Available
High School Students
- Production Strategies & Recording Techniques
- Controllerism & Electronic Music Performance
- Physics of Sound
- The Science of Hearing
- Improvisation with technology
- Mixing & Mastering
- DIY Synth and Audio Circuit Building
- Musical Collaboration Methodologies
Recommendation letter (required): Recommenders should be chosen from people most familiar with your former or current studies, musical interests, or work. Friends, family members, or guardians should not write the letters of recommendation. Examples of people who should write letter of recommendation include teachers of music and/or music technology related subjects, guidance counselors, work, or internship supervisors.
The required recommendation letters are to be submitted within your application directly (instructions are provided in regards to having the recommender uploading it themselves). Optional but highly recommended: Please submit an audio file of an original composition showing your electronic music production skills and creativity.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, NYU has in place ongoing public health measures and requirements to ensure the safety of all University community members.
Costs, payment procedures, scholarships, cancellation/refund policy, and financial aid details for our summer programs.
All you need to know about NYU summer program housing including rates, meal plans, services, and check-in/out.
An application checklist and information on English proficiency testing, visas, and health insurance for students from outside the United States.