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Czech Republic: Tonmeister Technology

This study abroad course is not offered at this time. To view a list of our current study abroad offerings, please visit our January, Spring Break, and Summer pages. Should you have questions, please send them to

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

Prague, Czech Republic

Travel Dates


Application Deadline


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:

  • MPATE-GE 2311.099 (Class #XXXX): Tonmeister Technology 1 (3 credits) 
  • MPATE-GE 2312.099 ( Class # XXXX): Tonmeister Technology II (3 credits)

Elective 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 this course may be applied towards their program requirements and degree completion.

Sample syllabus and itinerary forthcoming


Paul Geluso, Music Assistant Professor of Music Technology


Estimated Direct Cost Total - TBD

PLEASE NOTE: Students are responsible for purchase of transportation and airfare to/from program location. All students participating in the program are required to live in NYU-provided housing. Students are responsible for their own accommodations 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 are encouraged to budget for study abroad programs based on individual needs using available online resources. Tuition, Housing, and Activity fees will be due based on the Bursar's Payment Schedule for Summer 2020.

Bursar’s Payment Deadline Dates

Learn about scholarship 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:

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.

Student 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.