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Czech Republic: Tonmeister Technology

Study the art of recording live music in Prague, the vibrant Eastern European home to world-class musicians, famous concert halls, churches, and the film music recording industry. The Tonmeister courses offered in Prague this summer will focus on producing classical, electro-acoustic, jazz, world, and folk music in acoustic spaces. Immersive sound technologies will be explored as well by capturing music performances in 5.1 surround sound and 3D. 


Prague, Czech Republic

Travel Dates:

May 31 - June 27, 2020 (Tentative)

Application Deadlines
  • Priority Deadline: December 1, 2019
  • General Deadline: February 1, 2020*
    *Admission continues thereafter on a space-available basis.
Who Can Participate:
  • NYU graduate students
  • NYU undergraduates who have:
    • 96+ earned credits
    • related coursework
    • approval from the faculty director as well as their adviser
  • Non-NYU graduate students and professionals who are not enrolled at an academic institution

Note: This program is for students with formal training in music and/or sound engineering 

Related Areas of Study:
  • Music Composition
  • Music Technology  

This is not a complete list. We value diverse perspectives in our programs and encourage students from other majors and professions.


Students register for both Summer courses below for a total of 6 points:

  • Tonmeister Technology I (TBD) (3 points) - class number and section to be announced
  • Tonmeister Technology II (TBD) (3 points) - class number and section to be announced

Elective offered through the Program in Music Technology.   

Important Note: All program applicants are encouraged to meet with their academic adviser to determine if and how this course may be applied towards their program requirements and degree completion.




Paul Geluso, Music Assistant Professor of Music Technology


2020 Graduate Tuition: $1,795 per point plus registration and services fees.

NYU students: this course counts toward your Summer course load and tuition.

Tuition will be due based on the Bursar's Payment Schedule for the Summer term.

Bursar’s Payment Deadline Dates 

Learn about Scholarship Opportunities

Other Costs:

2020 Housing and Activity Fees have yet to be finalized.  Participants can expect costs to be similar to 2018;

2018 Housing Fee: $ 1,100

2018 Activity Fee: $ 1,100


Housing and Activity fees are billed through the Bursar and will be due in accordance with the Summer 2020 Bursar billing schedule. 

International airfare to and from the program location is not included in the program fee. Students must purchase their own round-trip tickets and are responsible for their own accommodation for travel beyond the program dates.

Students will be notified when to book flights. We recommend comparing tickets on multiple sites to ensure the best fare. Past participants have used the following flight search engines: KayakHipmunkVayamaGoogle Flights and Student Universe for student rates.


Students will reside in shared-occupancy accommodations arranged by Global Affairs.

Your accommodation arrangements are included in your Housing and Activity Fees.

Group accommodation dates correspond with the program dates listed above.

Flight, Travel, and Visa Information:

Flight: Students book their own travel to coincide with program dates. 

Passport: All program participants are required to have a valid passport, which must be valid at least six months beyond the program end date.

Visa: No visa is required of holders of the passport from the U.S. and the British Commonwealth (e.g., Canada, the UK) to enter Prague for this program. To confirm visa requirements and application instructions, visit the "Prague Visitor Visa" link below. All other passport holders should check with their respective visa requirements.

Helpful linksUS State Department, Prague Visitor Visa, Lonely Planet Guide, 

Weather: Temperatures during June in Prague range from an average low of 52ºF to an average high of 70ºF. Visit the Prague Weather website to learn more about local weather conditions in the Czech Republic.