Sound Thinking NYC Exposition Launches

NYC education event aims to open doors for students, especially young women, interested in music production careers.
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2019-05-21-soundthinking

New York, NY (May 22, 2019)—The Creative Arts Team at the City University of New York, the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment and New York is Music have announced the first annual Sound Thinking NYC (STNYC) Career and College Exposition.

The event is an opportunity for students to explore college and career paths in the music industry. It will take place on Wednesday, June 1, 2019 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Viacom (1515 Broadway at 44th Street).

The STNYC Expo provides a platform for middle and high school students and their families to learn directly from educators, artists and music professionals about building careers in the music industry. The expo will feature demonstrations and interactive labs on topics that range from music production to sound recording. Not only can students talk directly to experts in the field, they can also step up to an open mic to put their performance skills to the test or lay down a recording in the Sound Thinking Listening Booth.

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Launched in 2018, STNYC is a free program designed to open doors for female high school students interested in exploring career paths in the music industry, especially in music production. STNYC offers a curriculum that focuses on leadership training, goal setting, workforce development and college readiness. The program is open to all high school students who want to explore careers and address issues of diversity and gender equity in the music industry. The program is one of MOME's many initiatives designed to address the underrepresentation of women in the entertainment industry.

The STNYC Expo is part of a full roster of programming this June during the third annual New York Music Month (NYMM), an initiative of the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment in partnership with New York is Music. Save the Music Foundation is a partner in presenting the STNYC Expo. STNYC is a year-round education program of the Creative Arts Team at the City University of New York and the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, in partnership with New York is Music.

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STNYC Expo 2019 includes universities and colleges, such as the Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema Studies, Hunter College, NYU's Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, as well as high-profile businesses and organizations in the music industry that include Downtown Music Publishing, Songtrust, Google Play Music, the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), Lincoln Center and BRIC Arts Media.

Sound Thinking NYC • www.soundthinkingnyc.org

New York Music Month • www.nymusicmonth.nyc