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Pharrell, who was named artist-in-residence for the 50th anniversary of NYU Tisch School of the Arts, hosted an intimate masterclass earlier this month for undergraduate students at the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music. Conducted by faculty member and veteran producer/engineer Bob Power, the one-hour masterclass saw Pharrell discuss his career and creativity, as well as listen to the students’ own music projects and provide constructive criticism.
Check out a 30-minute recap of Pharrell’s masterclass below.

As part of his year-long residency at the Tisch School of the Arts, Pharrell, along with his wife Helen, has also set up a scholarship to enrol one student in the Clive Davis Institute’s Summer High School Program (via NYU):
In addition to hosting the masterclass, Williams and his wife Helen will fund a need-based scholarship, making it possible for a high school student to attend the Clive Davis Institute’s highly sought-after Summer High School Program this July. The scholarship will go to a candidate who has demonstrated high artistic skill and achievement, exceptional dedication, and a high level of financial need. The selected student will receive specialized training in music business entrepreneurship through instruction, special field trips, and immersion in the culture of the New York City music industry.