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Summer Institute of Music Technology (SIMT)

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. 

Program Dates

June 27 - July 8, 2022

Application Deadline

April 15, 2022

Costs and Fees

$55 (Non-Refundable Application Fee)
$3,464 (Tuition) 
$1,168 (On-Campus Housing $808, Required Meal Plan $360)
Scholarships and Financial Aid Available

Intended For

High School Students

Topics include:

  • Production Strategies & Recording Techniques
  • Controllerism & Electronic Music Performance
  • Physics of Sound
  • The Science of Hearing
  • Improvisation with technology
  • Mixing & Mastering
  • Microphones
  • DIY Synth and Audio Circuit Building 
  • Musical Collaboration Methodologies

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Audition Requirements

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.

Summer 2022 Application

The 2022 summer programs application is open. Start your application today!


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Costs and Fees

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Housing Information

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International Student Information

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Contact Us

Program Administration
Summer Programs
212 998 5438

Academic Content
Spencer Shafter
Associate Director for Music Technology Summer Programs

Dr. Agnieszka Roginska
Music Associate Professor