ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Future Music Moguls is a 14-week workshop designed to introduce 18 talented high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors to all aspects of the contemporary music business each spring. Free to participants, the program is held at The Clive Davis Institute's facilities on Saturdays between February and May. The workshop focuses its recruitment efforts on underrepresented groups, particularly students from lower socio-economic backgrounds in the New York tri-state area.
Students who participate in Future Music Moguls not only learn about the creative process behind the writing and recording of hit songs, but they're also exposed to the exciting behind-the-scenes business decisions that help music wind up in the hands of audiences around the world. With a strong emphasis on current issues and rising trends in the distribution and delivery of music, students learn about music entrepreneurship and are introduced to issues in financial literacy that can be applied to a wide range of future activities, music related or otherwise.
QUALITIES OF AN IDEAL CANDIDATE
Participants in the workshop develop the leadership skills necessary for success in any field by engaging in exercises and practices in concept development and execution, decision-making and consensus building, collaboration and communication, and are expected to adhere to industry standards of punctuality and professionalism.
An ideal candidate may demonstrate:
- a strong interest and/or participation in music or the music industry
- high academic achievement
- a strong ability to work as a team member and willingness to collaborate
- a firm commitment to completing the entire workshop
The Future Music Moguls program was not just an introduction to learning about the music business, it was an introduction to an amazing university. The program opened my eyes to infinitely more aspects of the music business. I was excited every week, waiting for Saturday to come. Walking into NYU each weekend was an adventure; we all worked so well together, and we plan to continue working together to create more music. Huge thanks to New York University and The Clive Davis Institute, for offering high school students this life-changing opportunity.
— Alec Druth, Future Music Moguls, 2015
The spring 2018 application is now open!
Application Deadline: Monday, November 27, 2017 at 5:00pm ET.
The program meets on Saturdays in the spring. Exact dates are to be announced.
Join us on Saturday, September 23, 2017 for the Future Artists Open House. More details will be announced soon!
More dates and deadlines are available on the Tisch Special Programs Admissions Calendar.
How to Apply
Please read through the Spring Future Artists Program Requirements Page to learn how to apply.
Applicants must complete all below components of the application in order to be considered for admission:
Future Music Moguls Application
If you have any questions about the program or the application process, please contact the Clive Davis Institute at 212.992.8400 or email@example.com