Tonmeister Studies (Advanced Certificate)

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Program Description

The Advanced Certificate in Tonmeister Studies prepares students with substantial backgrounds in music theory, recording technology, electronics, and acoustics for a career as a Tonmeister. Tonmeisters supervise both technical and artistic personnel during the production of music, sound recordings, and live broadcasting, and work in many areas of music and sound production including record production, radio, film, education, and product design. Through specialized course work students learn how to use specialized Tonmeister technology, develop ear training crucial for audio engineers, learn the techniques and skills of advanced audio production, and apply their skills in an internship.


Admission to graduate programs in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development requires the following minimum components:

  • Résumé/CV
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Proficiency in English

See NYU Steinhardt's Graduate Admissions website for additional information on school-wide admission. Some programs may require additional components for admissions.

See How to Apply for admission requirements and instructions specific to this program.