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Summer Institute of Music Production Technology (SIMPT)

The Summer Institute of Music Production Technology (pronounced "SIMP-T") is designed for rising high school juniors and seniors who play a musical instrument or sing. Students in this program will focus on all of the aspects of contemporary music production. The focus will be on recording music performed by the students, with an emphasis in the art and science of the tools and techniques of the field. To broaden the scope of young producers, several supplemental topics will also be discussed, such as sound effects editing, experimental music and the latest research in music technology.

Program Dates

Session 1: June 29 – July 10, 2020
Session 2: July 13 – July 24, 2020

Application Deadline

April 1, 2020

Costs and Fees

$55 (Non-Refundable Application Fee)
$3,396 (Tuition)
$898 (On-Campus Housing and Required Meal Plan)
$80 (Programming Fee) 
Scholarships and Financial Aid Available

Intended For

High School Students

Topics Include:

  • Mastering
  • Mixing
  • Microphones
  • Hearing
  • Physics of Sound
  • Field Recording
  • Sound Effects Editing
  • DIY Recording Studios

Daily activities include morning lectures and workshops taught by NYU Steinhardt Music Technology faculty, guided labs and tutorials as well as afternoon collaborative production time led by current music technology students, where students will work together to record and produce an album.

The groups will then present their finished work in a live concert at the end of the program. Students will leave the program with a deeper appreciation of the art and science of music production as well as a new collection of work to add to their artistic portfolios. The concert will also be filmed and videos of the concert and closing events will be sent to the students home addresses after being professionally edited.

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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 (instruction are provided in regards to having the recommender uploading it themselves). Optional but highly recommended: Please submit one audition video of the applicant playing a musical instrument or singing from sheet music or audio recording showing your instrument/voice recording and mixing skills.

Summer 2020

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Costs and Fees

Costs, payment procedures, scholarships, and financial aid details for our summer programs.

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All you need to know about NYU summer program housing including rates, meal plans, services, and check-in/out.

International Student Information

An application checklist and information on English proficiency testing, visas, and health insurance for students from outside the United States.

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