Issue 3 | November 29th, 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.
Sound Thinking NYC was featured in Women in Higher Education - read the article here!
Kailee-Jade Berrios (STNYC '18)
Our Sound Thinker shares her experience of the Public Theater’s Mobile Unit performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream written by William Shakespeare and directed by Jenny Koons.

With its dynamic and multicultural cast, vibrant set design and costuming, though it was a rainy night in Manhattan, inside the walls of the Shiva Theater, the only rain we felt were tears of laughter falling from our eyes!
On November 18th, Annalise Jaffe (STNYC '18) participated in Guitar Mash's 7th Annual Urban Campfire and jammed with musicians Ani DiFranco, Biodun Kuti, and many more at City Winery. The event also featured the winner of #MYNYCSONG 2018 competition, an initiative of Guitar Mash and the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment.
Last October at the AES convention, we asked people what the phrase ‘Sound Thinking’ means to them. Check out their unique and thought-provoking answers at the link! We welcome your comments, too.
Keith Johnston / CAP Program Director

Read Keith's thoughts on how his relationship with music was shaped throughout the years within his community of musicians and friends.
Paola C. Messina / Project Manager STNYC

It's time to reflect (!) on reverb, including its many uses, shapes and variations. This is an essential tool to grasp in audio and music production.
(Photos: Album covers for "Bcos You Will Never B Free" and "My Mind Makes Noises")
Clara O'Connell (STNYC '18) & Jasmin Bota (STNYC '18) continue their music review column with a look at Pale Waves' My Mind Makes Noises and Rex Orange County's Bcos U Will Never B Free!
*Below are college and music scholarship opportunities for which you can apply!
Scholarship Central
The Dream.US offers a National Scholarship Award that covers tuition and fees up to a maximum of $14,500 for an associate's degree and $29,000 for a bachelor's degree at one of their Partner Colleges ( CUNY is among them ). The Award is renewable each year - you simply have to meet the continuing eligibility criteria - and awardees are notified in late April.

The Point Foundation offers two scholarships to LGBTQ students with a proven track record of leadership and community involvement, strong academic achievement, working for the betterment of the LGBTQ community and in financial need. Find out more about becoming a Point Scholar or applying for their Community College Scholarship .

Applications for Point's Scholarship due January 28th, 2019
Applications for Community College Scholarship due May 3rd, 2019

With a $20 registration fee, 18 or older participants are given six songs to choose from. With downloaded stems, they will have the unique challenge of remixing the song! $14,000 in music production prizes are up for grabs.
December 1st

*In this cohort-only workshop at CAT, Sound Thinkers will refresh their knowledge of Pro Tools through applied theater!
December 10th

*A public workshop on multi-tracking, drum pads, and audio mixing using the app Beatmaker on an iPad with DJ Carol C.

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