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Czech Republic: Tonmeister Technology

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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. 

Paul Geluso

Music Assistant Professor, Director of the Music Technology Program


To be announced.

Program Dates

To be announced.

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 credits:

  • MPATE-GE 2311, Section 099 (Class #TBA) - Tonmeister Technology 1 (3 credits) 
  • MPATE-GE 2312, Section 099 (Class #TBA) - Tonmeister Technology II (3 credits)

These courses are offered through the Music Technology Program in the Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions.   

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


Paul Geluso, Music Assistant Professor of Music Technology


Estimated Direct Cost Total - TBA

View NYU Steinhardt Graduate Study Tuition and Fees set for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Tuition, Housing, and Activity fees will be due based on Bursar's Payment Schedule for the Summer 2022 term.

PLEASE NOTE: Students are responsible for purchasing transportation and airfare to/from the program location. All students participating in the program are required to live in NYU-provided housing.

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: KayakGoogle Flights, and Student Universe for student rates.

Students are encouraged to budget for study abroad programs based on individual needs. You may use online budgeting tools such as NumbeoExpatistan, and Budget Your Trip to budget for your ideal study abroad experience.

Learn about scholarships and funding opportunities.


Students stay in shared-occupancy housing arranged by the Office of 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:

Global Affairs will provide information to participants on pandemic-related travel and entry requirements for their destination. Vaccination is required, and testing may also be necessary for departure to and returning from your program destination.

Flight: Students book their own travel to coincide with program dates. Please keep in mind that flights arriving into Prague typically depart New York a day in advance. All participants are strongly encouraged to purchase refundable flights.

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.

Pre-Departure Resources:

Visit the Steinhardt Study Abroad Resources website and get a head start on preparing for your study abroad program experience.


Visit the Office of Global Affairs Short-Term Graduate Courses Policies page.

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