JULY 11-15 | JULY 18-22 | JULY 25-29 | AUGUST 1-5

Experience The Roc Nation Summer Academy On-Campus

Join an elite cohort and study with world-renowned artists, athletes, and industry leaders at the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment.



Participants in the Vocal Performance Academy study with world-class faculty and chart-topping artists to dive into songwriting, vocal diction, arranging, recording, and style. The Academy's unique selection of workshops, masterclasses, and contests challenge vocalists to explore unfamiliar genres, enhance singing technique, and sharpen performance skills. Whether interested in rock, pop, hip hop, country, R&B, jazz, or classical music, participants leave the Academy equipped with the skills and the confidence to succeed as a vocalist.

Sample Schedule

Summer Academy Choir
Roc the Mic: Aural Skills Masterclass
Music Through the Ages
Ensemble (Pop, Rock, Hip Hop, Country, R&B, Classical)
Rising to the Top: The Process of Performance
Music Theory
Private Vocal Instruction
Songwriting Slam
Bring the Noise: Open Mic Night
IN*SYNC: Multi-Genre Mashup Contest


While at the Music Technology Academy, participants jump right into the recording studio to experiment with different styles, sounds, samples, beats, and instruments. Daily interactive workshops cultivate a combination of digital music theory, business savvy, and technology skills. Participants will learn the intricacies of the industry’s leading Digital Audio Workstations (DAW), Ableton Live, and leave with a greater understanding of how to record, process, and publish music like professionals.

Sample Schedule

Music Innovation Lab
Freestyle Workshop
Becoming a Creative Engineer
Sound Design
The Ins and Outs of Music Publishing
NFTs - How to Monetize Your Music
Open Studio Hours
Industry Expert Series: Featuring Legendary Producer 9th Wonder
Battle of the Beats


New York City is home to one of the largest and iconic sports markets in the world, and the Roc Nation Sports Management Academy is at the center of it all! The Academy's experiential learning model provides opportunities to explore what it’s like to sign an athlete, negotiate a deal, manage a venue, or run an athletic program. In addition to attending major sporting events, Academy participants study with industry leaders and professional athletes, learning how to translate a passion for sports into a flourishing career. Participants also have a unique opportunity to engage with the booming billion-dollar global eSports industry in LIU’s state-of-the-art eSports arena. This Academy inspires young students, athletes, entrepreneurs, and sports fans to become the next great sports industry professionals.

Sample Schedule

The Business of Sports
Signing Talent: Client Management Simulation
The Rules: Legal Aspects of the Sports Industry
The Art of Negotiation
Sports Branding, Sponsorship, and Creative Promotion
Industry Focus: Fantasy Sports
In the Arena: NBA2K Blacktop Battle
Game Changers Pitch Contest

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