MAD City-As NYC is the music and arts department in City-As-School, one of NYC's most radical transfer public high schools. Utilizing an entirely student-driven, experiential, project-based curriculum, our students develop a professional body of work under the guidance of NYC’s top creatives.
MAD Academy Partnership with New York University
City-As-School (CAS) and NYU’s MusEDLab and Ed Sullivan Fellows Program partner to provide music production, music technology and songwriting opportunities for CAS students in collaboration with NYU students and professors. CAS serves as a field site for NYU music education and technology students to work with high school students.
The NYU Music Experience Design Lab (MusEDLab) researches and designs new technologies and experiences for music making, learning and engagement together with educators, young people, and non-profit and industry partners. We also incubate the Ed Sullivan Fellows Program, a music industry mentoring program for teens in New York city. Current partners include musical artists Peter Gabriel and Herbie Hancock, non-profit organizations New York Philharmonic, Urban Arts Partnership, Peer2Peer University, Theolonius Monk Institute for Jazz, UNESCO, PBS, Rock and Roll Forever Foundation, Music for Autism, Chamber Music Society of Detroit, and Carnegie Hall, as well as music/tech/ed startups OIID, Soundtrap, Noteflight, Soundation, and Brain Pop.
The NYU Ed Sullivan Fellows Program is an interdisciplinary creative community building powerful music projects and aligning professional networks to explore and progress in creative careers. We center our work in the experiences and socioemotional growth of young people growing up in New York City. We facilitate weekly sessions on Saturdays in one of NYU’s finest music creation facilities, and frequently record original projects in the James Dolan Studio at no charge to participants. We build skills and artistic processes through mutual mentorship, host special workshops from professionals from a wide variety of music professions, and present showcases of Fellows’ work in venues around New York City.