ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The Spring Future Music Moguls Saturday workshop is FREE of charge and is designed to introduce a select group of talented high school students in 9th - 11th grade to all aspects of the contemporary music business. Tisch recruits and encourages applications from students from all backgrounds, including those from lower socio-economic backgrounds and those from groups underrepresented within the music industry.
Students who participate in Future Music Moguls not only learn about the creative process behind making songs, but they're also exposed to the exciting behind-the-scenes business decisions that help music wind up in the ears 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 exposed to career guidance 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.
Qualities of an ideal candidate may include:
- a strong interest and/or participation in the music industry
- high academic achievement
- a strong ability to communicate and willingness to collaborate
- innovative or forward-thinking
- a self-starter, drive and passion
- competency and maturity
- a firm commitment to completing the entire workshop
I participated in both the FMM and SHS programs at the Clive Davis Institute (CDI). My experiences at CDI were amazing. I left both programs with a clear understanding of 1) how the music industry works and 2) the various creative processes involved in music creation. The professors were great because they were also mentors. Their advice was some of the best that I have received. I also believe the utilization of guest speakers during both programs was extremely beneficial. These were opportunities to study people who were active in the industry and to network. The guest speakers included music publishers, A+R’s, managers, etc. Some of my best memories were made at CDI. I remember on the last day of the program being spontaneously invited into an engineering session with Jim Anderson, the man whose Grammy was displayed outside of the room. That is the magic of CDI. Profound experiences manifesting out of nowhere.
— Derek Uceta, Future Music Moguls, 2023
Our Future Music Moguls courses are taught by working industry leaders and mentors.
Spring 2024 Important Dates
This program meets weekly on Saturdays, February 3, 2024 through May 11, 2024.
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. You may be contacted for additional application materials.
The spring 2024 application is closed.
Effective May 2023, NYU no longer requires COVID-19 vaccinations. However, staying up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations, including booster shots, remains strongly recommended for the health and safety of the student and the campus community—and students are welcome to wear masks anytime they choose. More information about COVID-19 protocols at NYU, including updates, is available on the NYU COVID-19 Information website.
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.