The Guest Speakers this quarter at the New York Audio Academy have discovered and developed some of the most influential artists and songwriters of the last ten years. They are actively involved in finding and developing artists and song material every day.

The Submissions Program at New York Audio Academy allows students to get their material in front of current industry trend makers. Each student at New York Audio Academy will have the opportunity to submit a track to be included in the Submissions Program CD if they choose to do so.

In addition to giving New York Audio Academy students the opportunity to have these industry trend setters listen to their material, the guest speakers who are participating each quarter will also vote for and choose one track that will be elected the winning selection for that quarter. The student who submitted the winning track will be awarded two full days in the recording studio in our host facility, Engine Room Audio.

Obviously, as a student of New York Audio Academy, you are not required to submit any material! It’s just a great option for those students who may be interested in getting feedback and one-on-one interaction from our list of instructors and Guest Speakers.

Internship PROGRAM

The Internship Program here at NYAA is an optional program that allows you the opportunity to spend time working in a functioning professional recording studio environment.

Students who are enrolled in the Music Industry Intensive course will be able to sign up for intern opportunities on a preferred basis in our host studio, Engine Room Audio.

For those Music Industry Intensive students who are interested in hands on studio experience, a studio internship provides a valuable real world educational experience. Students apply practical skills and techniques in the field and develop an understanding of day-to-day facility operations and protocol through hands-on, in-studio experience.

When you complete your application for the Music Industry Intensive course, contact the admissions department if you have an interest in pursuing an internship.

Many students schedule their internship program to occur during the same time frame as the course itself, and there are other students who choose to commence their internship after the completion of the Music Industry Intensive course.

In addition to the internship options available at our host studio Engine Room Audio, there are also internship options available in other areas of the music business. If you are interested in an internship in Management, Public Relations, A&R or any other area of the industry, our staff can help you to find internships. Just speak to one of our staff members, and we will help tailor an internship that fits in with your specific goals.


Music Industry Intensive: Spring 2013 Curriculum
  • Introduction to Basic Recording Techniques
  • Signal Flow and Transducers
  • Introduction to Pro Tools™
  • Introduction to Reason™ and MIDI
  • Working with the DAW
  • Music Business – Licensing, Synch
  • Signal Processing – Reverbs, Delays
  • Production Techniques – Building the Beat
  • Dynamic Range and Signal Characteristics
  • Artists, Producers, Engineers, A&R – Who are these people?
  • Making Records – The Big Picture, the Process
  • Production Techniques – Sit in on a session –Vocal Tracking
  • Music Business – Record Label Perspectives
  • Production Techniques – Mixing
  • Songwriting – It’s all in the Song
  • Music Business, Social Media – Work the System
  • Management and Public Relations
  • Mastering and Audio Delivery Formats – The Art and Science
  • A&R – Today and Tomorrow
  • Future of the Music Industry

Tuition Information

The total tuition for the Spring 2014 program at New York Audio Academy is $7500.

At the New York Audio Academy, we believe a top of the line audio education doesn’t need to cost you a fortune. Our program is designed to give you the ability to learn what you want to learn, and the option to earn any technical certificates you choose to earn. We also offer the flexibility for you to tailor your learning experience to your specific needs.

If you are looking for an overview of the music industry and just want to learn from our guest speakers, or if you are looking for the most in-depth technical instruction available, our program can be tailored for you.

Utilizing our core curriculum along with our Guest Speakers, Workshops, Submissions Program and Internship Program, our experienced staff can help you put together an educational experience that gives you what you need, at a price that won’t break the bank.