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NYU's Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music Announces Major Faculty Expansion

November 17, 2011

In May, New York University’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at the Tisch School of the Arts announced that with the gift of an additional $5 million from its namesake, Clive Davis, the newly elevated Institute would recruit additional working professionals as faculty, expand the size of the incoming freshman class from its original 25 students to 48, increase scholarships, and support programs to find the brightest young talent.  Today that expansion is underway.

In recent days, the Institute awarded scholarships totaling $75,000 to a group of their neediest students.  Last month, the Institute recently unveiled a third new state-of-the art production studio and teaching space located off campus in the Gramercy neighborhood of New York City, in accordance with plans to expand and increase enrollment.  The new studio, scholarships, and additional faculty to be hired will accommodate additional students and help further realize the Institute’s ongoing expansion.

The Institute is now looking for multiple stellar industry professionals to teach undergraduate courses in music related areas, including History & Criticism, Music Journalism, Emerging business and technology, Entrepreneurship, Marketing & Development, Event performance, and Music Production.   These positions would be for the fall 2012 term.

"The additional faculty will mark our ongoing commitment to a diverse curriculum and will allow for our continued growth in the arts community,” said Jeffrey Rabhan, chair of the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music.  “Our goal is to continue to expand our roster of top-notch professional faculty who are immersed in the music industry’s innovations.  We hope to have a number of outstanding applications by the December 2, 2011 deadline.”

Candidates will develop and teach courses in their areas of expertise. Non-teaching responsibilities will include curriculum development, departmental & University service and student advisees. Ideal candidates should have experience in the contemporary music industry and/or related fields.  Prior teaching and international experience are a plus.

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The Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music is the first of its kind to provide professional business and artistic training toward a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. The undergraduate program is designed to provide professional training for students who aspire to succeed as creative entrepreneurs in the music industry.  Since it opened its doors in 2003, the program has been a leader in training aspiring music entrepreneurs.  It has been on the cutting edge of music education, offering innovative courses like “The History of Def Jam,” “Emerging Music Trends,” and “Branding.”  The program bears the name of its chief patron and advisor, Clive Davis.


This Press Release is in the following Topics:
Tisch School of the Arts, Faculty

Type: Press Release

Press Contacts:
Robert Polner | (212) 998-2337
Robert Polner | (212) 998-2337

NYU's Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music Announce Major Faculty Expansion

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