Issue 4 | December 20, 2018
Sound Thinking NYC is a program of the CUNY Creative Arts Team (CAT) and the NYC Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment in partnership with NY is Music.
Annalise Jaffe (STNYC '18)
(Photo by Guitar Mash)
On November 18th, Annalise Jaffe participated in Guitar Mash's 7th Annual Urban Campfire.

Read about her experience performing on-stage at the City Winery in Brooklyn and meeting her namesake and feminist idol, Ani DiFranco!
(Photos: Album covers for Rosalia's "El Mal Querer", boygenius, and Mitski's "Be The Cowboy")
Paola C. Messina / Project Manager STNYC

It’s the most wonderful time of the year... to list the music that's been filling yours ears for the past 365 days! Here are some of my highlights of 2018.
“Watch your thoughts; they become words. 
Watch your words; they become actions. 
Watch your actions; they become habits. 
Watch your habits; they become character. 
Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.”
 - Lao Tzu
(Photos: Album covers for "Creature" and "The Rise of Hobo Johnson")
Clara O'Connell (STNYC '18) & Jasmin Bota (STNYC '18) wrap up 2018 with their thoughts on Yonaka's "Creature" and Hobo Johnson's "The Rise of Hobo Johnson"
*Below are college and music scholarship opportunities for which you can apply!
Scholarship Central
2019 Glen Miller Birthplace Society Music Scholarship Competition offers awards between $1,000 - $3,000 for instrumentalists and vocalists that submit an audition CD and application. For more information on requirements and to download the application packet, click here .

Davidson Fellows Scholarships are prestigious awards for young people, 18 and under, who have completed a significant piece of work in fields such as music, technology, science, literature, and many others. For more information on the application process and requirements, click here .

Composing Your Pitch & Portfolio in the Digital Age
January 12th, 2019
11:00am - 3:00pm @ CAT Headquarters
This STNYC workshop will be interactive and provide guidance on how to navigate portfolio-building in the digital age, as young artists and professionals.
*OPEN and free to high school juniors and seniors;
for more information and to RSVP access this Google Form!

We're always hoping to expand our network. If you'd like to join us in our mission to promote gender equity in the music industry or would like to participate in our events and workshops, e-mail us.
To learn more about the program, visit
If you'd like to submit news or reflections for future newsletters, e-mail us.
Ah-Keisha McCants, Project Director | CUNY-CAT Sound Thinking NYC | 212.652.2832 | Email | Website

Photography, unless otherwised noted, by Krista Fogle and Gabriela I. Garcia of the Creative Arts Team