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Music Internships

Internship site assignments are administered by the NYU staff in Prague. Students are placed in various professional venues, such as concert halls, record companies, recording studios, television and radio stations, theatres, management companies, and other areas of the music industry. Only music business and technology majors are allowed to register for music  internships.

Music Business Internships

Time Commitment: 7-11 hours per week - max. 3 credits

Number of interns: 2

Bohuslav Martinu Institute in Prague was founded in 1995. The aim of the Institute is to gather under one roof all the possible documents written by Bohuslav Martinu as well as all written materials about him so that musicologists, musicians and the public can study his life and work within the context of its period. This was the reason for creating a library containing printed scores, copies of manuscripts, musicology literature of 20th century music and an extensive archive of pictorial documents and records.

As Bohuslav Martinu traveled extensively and lived not only in Bohemia but predominantly in Western Europe and the USA, his handwritten scores, correspondence and other documents are located in a number of public institutions and in the possession of private individuals all over the world. The Bohuslav Martinu Institute set the copying of these documents as its long-term goal. It will be a demanding and arduous task. However, we can presume that after compiling all the material, Prague will have a base for those who want to explore Martinu's work and will be able to provide information to interested parties from all over the world.

The interns will transcribe the interviews about the composer Bohuslav Martinu, do proofreading of the English texts for the website and for the proceedings from the international musicological conferences, transcribe and scan the different English texts on Martinu, search for articles on the internet and in American newspapers, help with the Institute business (make copies, help in the library, print and distribute envelopes, etc).

http://www.martinu.cz/

Time Commitment: 7-10 hours per week - max. 3 credits

Number of interns: 1

Supraphon Music Publishing is the most prominent Czech record label and has a distinguished history. The Supraphon name, (originally used for an electric record player, a technical marvel of its day), was first registered as a trademark in 1932. In the post-war years it was the label of domestic albums produced for export, playing a significant role in helping to spread the fame of Czech classical music recordings during the 1930´s and 40´s. The artistic direction of the firm gave rise to a broad catalog of titles which systematically mapped out the works of Bedřich Smetana, Antonín Dvořák, and Leos Janáček, as well as other giants of both the Czech and the international music worlds. Significant domestic and foreign soloists, chamber ensembles, orchestras and conductors all contributed to its remarkable collection of recordings.

Today, Supraphon is the only former Eastern Bloc music publisher which has maintained its number one position in its domestic market as well as measured up successfully to the ever more competitive international environment. Supraphon continues to build on the best of the company´s tradition. Its publishing activities center on the classical music which made it famous, as evidenced by the major prizes and awards of recent years, including the Grand Prix du Disque de L´Europe de L´Académie du Disque, the Golden Disc Prize of Nippon Columbia, Wiener Flötenuhr Preis der Mozartgemeinde Wien, Cannes Classical Awards, and nominations for Grammy awards, among others.

The intern helps at the export section to organize a large archive of English materials - reviews, articles etc. Also assists with preparation of English publicity materials and correspondence in English.

http://www.supraphon.com/

Time Commitment: 5-11 hours per week - max. 3 credits

Number of interns: 1-2

Studio Fontana is an exclusive agent for more than 30 music libraries from around the world. They also produce their own music collection, Fontana & Sound-Pol Music Libraries. Music from those collections cover a wide range of different genres including Rock, Fusion, R&B, Pop, Environment, Techno, News, Sci-Fi, Cartoons, World Music, Hip-Hop, Latin, Jazz, Orchestral, and Ballads - all suitable for commercial usage in movies, TV, radio and all other postproductions.

They can offer collections of authentic folk music from many different areas of the world, all of which are performed by local artists using traditional instruments and recorded in the country of origin. Last, but not least, they also produce a unique collection of Sound Effects. Authors of the music in all of these collections are influential composers both from Czech Republic and abroad.

The intern helps at the export section to organize a large archive of English materials - reviews, articles, etc. They also assist with the preparation of English publicity materials and correspondence in English.

http://www.studiofontana.com

Time Commitment: 7-11 hours per week - max. 3 credits

Number of interns: 1

The Czech MIC collects documentation on Czech contemporary music composers and events; runs archives of sheet music and recordings; arranges contacts and provides information for foreigners interested in Czech music; organizes meetings, conferences, talks, and concerts; and publishes regular periodicals.

The Center also has a public archive, which maps the works of Czech composers from 1945 to the present, contains a large collection of scores and recordings on all types of recording media, and has books, magazines, journals, copies of articles and photographs. Czech MIC is developing the largest database of works by Czech composers, accessible at the Internet address http://www.musicbase.cz.

The intern assists with website and international public relations. Later in the semester s/he will partly work on HIS Voice Magazine – a bimonthly magazine for contemporary music, alternative music and jazz.

http://www.musica.cz/en/




Time Commitment: 5-7 hours per week - max. 2 credit
Number of interns: 1
Hamu is a Music Faculty of the Academy of Perfoming Arts in Prague.

The practicum at the Department of Composition includes:

- Language correction of texts and syllabi for the Department
- Proof-sheets of curriculas
- Help on formulating European grants for music education
- Writing synopses and reports on current international projects at the Department

http://www.hamu.cz

Time Commitment: 5-7 hours per week - max. 2 credit

Number of interns: 1

The Czech Philharmonic Children's Choir was founded in 1932 and since then it is one of the oldest and most important Czech choral ensembles.

Since 1947 the choir has regularly performed at the international music festival, Prague Spring and in 1952 entered the next few decades in institutional union with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. The choir garnered First Prize from a number of international choir competitions (1st International Choir Olympics in Paris in 1956, the International Choir Competition in Neerpelt 1968, 1998 and 2008 Tolosa, Arezzo in 2010, the International Radio Competition in Wuppertal 2007, for example). The choir also aroused the attention of composers and gradually initiated the creation of several hundred choral compositions, which also premiered.

The extent of its repertoire is impressive. It includes works of all periods and styles with a strong emphasis on sacred music. For its interpretive quality the choir is invited to regular collaboration with the National Theatre in Prague and foreign opera houses and symphonic orchestras. The choir sang under the baton of such leading conductors as Vaclav Talich, Rafael Kubelik, Karel Ancerl, Jiri Belohlavek, Seiji Ozawa, Serge Baudo, Eliyahu Inbal, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Vladimir Fedosejev, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, etc. Kühn Children’s Choir also received an invitation to a number of international festivals and concert tours and performed at prestigious international venues (Musikverein in Vienna, Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, Bunka Kaikan in Tokyo, Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Carnegie Hall in New York).

The choir is the oldest Czech choir school, currently operating in several departments with a total number of 550 children and youth.

http://www.kuhnata.cz/en/index.php

The STIMUL Festival is a special music event with a clear purpose: the Festival aims to present music which is otherwise not available to local audiences. It thus aims to reflect the sound of progressive electronica, noise, contemporary jazz and all forms of improvisational music and their permeations as well as the most various inter-genre forms.

STIMUL aims to offer listeners the top performers and latest trends in alternative music. The festival also focuses on presenting icons of different music styles, as well as musicians who are still relatively unknown, but have great potential. Most of the concerts at the festival will be performed in the Czech Republic for the first time!

Since 2007, STIMUL events are held in one of the best venues in Prague: Archa Theatre.

http://www.stimul-festival.cz/

 

Music Technology Internships

 

Time Commitment: 7-10 hours per week - max. 3 credits

Number of interns: 2

One of the best recording studios in the Czech Republic which focuses mostly on independent music. The list of artists who recorded in the Faust Studios include: Paul Raven, Killing Joke, Mike Stern, Carey Bell, Gary Lucas (ex-Cpt.Beefheart Magic Band), East Blues Experience, Linha Singers, King Bee Blues Band Geoffrey Chacaro, Chitra Nyogy and many others.

Offers: Observation of the finishing of the "Killing Joke" CD. Setting up a recording team for the Czech girl band "Reskata". This consists also of completing the album.

Other possibilities of the internship are visiting different studios - The Czech Radio, The Czech TV, The Film Sound Studio.

Equipment: Pro Tools HD-Apple Mac G5 Dual, Logic 7, Analog Processing (Console Allen & Heath ML 4000, Processors Lexicon, TLA etc.

Video editing in DV format (canopus DV Storm 2, Vegas DVD).

The intern assists with preparing new projects in the area of sound system and helps sound engineers with setting up the stage and sound systems. Part of this assignment is to be with the sound engineer during the performance and help with particular tasks.

http://www.myspace.com/faustrecords



Time Commitment: 7-10 hours per week - max. 3 credits

Number of interns: 1

Smečky Recording Studio is located in the center of Prague, just a few steps away from Vaclavske namesti (Wenceslas Square). The studio’s history goes back to the 1940s. In 1947, the Film Symphony Orchestra was established and for several decades provided the musical recordings for the Barrandov Film Studio, Kratky Film, and Czechoslovak Television. Since 1990, Smecky Recording Studio has adopted the "Hollywood model", offering comprehensive recording services – with conductors, audio experts, musicians, and music scorers.

The large studio space can accommodate an entire symphonic orchestra and chorus. The latest technology (HD ProTools, 5.1 monitoring) provides clients with the highest level of acoustic quality.

The studio is equipped for recording all musical film genres as well as video materials with Dolby Stereo recordings. The music for a number of films, including Lost Highway (David Lynch), The Ninth Gate (Roman Polanski), The Portrait of a Lady (Jane Campion), Kolja (Jan Sverak) nebo Todo sobre mi madre (Pedro Almodóvar) originated at our Smečky Recording Studio.

The intern assists with preparing new projects in the area of sound system and helps sound engineers with setting up the stage and sound systems. Part of this assignment is to be with the sound engineer during the performance and help with particular tasks.

http://www.barrandov.cz/en/smecky-recording-studio

Time Commitment: 5-11 hours per week - max. 3 credits

Number of interns: 1-2

Studio Fontana is an exclusive agent for more than 30 music libraries from around the world. They also produce their own music collection, Fontana & Sound-Pol Music Libraries. Music from those collections cover a wide range of different genres including Rock, Fusion, R&B, Pop, Environment, Techno, News, Sci-Fi, Cartoons, World Music, Hip-Hop, Latin, Jazz, Orchestral, and Ballads - all suitable for commercial usage in movies, TV, radio and all other postproductions.

They can offer collections of authentic folk music from many different areas of the world, all of which are performed by local artists using traditional instruments and recorded in the country of origin. Last, but not least, they also produce a unique collection of Sound Effects. Authors of the music in all of these collections are influential composers both from Czech republic and abroad.

The intern assists with preparing new projects in the area of sound system and helps sound engineers with setting up the studio and sound systems. Part of this assignment is to be with the sound engineer during the performance and help with particular tasks.

http://www.studiofontana.com

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