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.
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.
How to apply:
The application link and instructions, as well as the deadlines and notification timelines, can be found on the "How to Apply" page.
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.
Direct Costs Billed by NYU
Participants will be billed for the cost of the graduate course following the standard per-credit rate for NYU Steinhardt Graduate Study Tuition and Fees. In addition, study abroad courses have a supplemental Housing & Activity Fee that covers the cost of housing abroad, program activities and visits, group transportation in-country, and international health insurance. Students can expect to be billed:
- Steinhardt Graduate Tuition (6 credits) - TBC
- Steinhardt Graduate Registration and Services Fees - TBC
- Housing & Activity Fee - TBC
- GeoBlue International Health Insurance - Included
Estimated Direct Cost Total - TBC
Tuition, Registration, and Housing & Activity fees will be due based on Bursar's Payment Schedule for the current term.
Students are responsible for purchasing transportation and airfare to/from the program location. 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: Kayak, Google Flights, and Student Universe for student rates.
In addition to airfare, participants should budget for: daily meals (except for included welcome and farewell meals); transportation to and from the airport; passport and/or visa fees (if applicable); vaccination costs (if applicable); and other personal incidentals.
Students are encouraged to budget for study abroad programs based on individual needs. You may use online budgeting tools such as Numbeo, Expatistan, and Budget Your Trip to budget for your ideal study abroad experience.
NYU Steinhardt offers several graduate study abroad scholarships and maintains a list of additional external funding opportunities.
Study Abroad Budget Worksheet
Download and use this Study Abroad Budget Worksheet to estimate the cost of your study abroad experience.
PLEASE NOTE: This spreadsheet lists possible expenses and may not be all-inclusive of program costs. In addition, your costs may fluctuate based on changes in currency exchange rates, airfare, varying personal lifestyles, etc. While this is a good tool for reviewing study abroad expenses, the results should be considered to be an estimate of the total cost of participation.
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
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.
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.