As the premier educational training ground for future leaders and aspiring moguls in the music industry, The Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts — founded by chief patron and music impresario Clive Davis himself — has quickly developed a reputation for recruiting and developing the most compelling new talent in the business. Recent graduates of the program include Capitol Records’ recording artist Maggie Rogers, who shot to viral fame after appearing in a video in which she plays her music for a stunned artist-in-residence Pharrell Williams; Björk and FKA Twigs collaborator Arca; Grammy-winning songwriter and Chainsmokers collaborator Emily Warren (“Don’t Let Me Down”); Grammy-nominated R&B ingénue Elle Varner; and Glassnote Records’ indie pop singer-songwriter Tor Miller. The Institute, which officially launched in 2003 and has been the home of instructors like producers Swizz Beats and Bob Power, also boasts a steady stream of talented graduates barnstorming other industry areas like business, journalism, tech, and production. Come join the fun as the The Clive Davis Institute hosts Spark, its first ever talent showcase for its graduating performers. With musical direction by Institute professor Jeff Peretz, and featuring special guests, Spark is a tastefully curated evening of up ‘n coming sounds and sensations from young artists whose work promises to make its mark on the future of music.
Featuring performances by: Maxwell Musick, Talullah Ruff, Halima, Jake Tavill, Voir, Von, Murielle, Camille Thornton, Beshken, Doc No, Jack Schneider & Moon Kissed.