Ryan Leslie is headed back to school. This time the Harvard alum is headed to NYU to serve as the very first Artist in Residence for The Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at NYU’s Tisch of Arts. This is a big deal. Leslie’s appointment starts immediately and he’ll be there to support students in developing “the skills of creative entrepreneurship for the music industry.”
Students will benefit from one on one sessions, mentoring and group lectures with the Grammy award winning star. Leslie. He will work closely with student and guide and groom their song writing and artist development. I can’t express how excited I am. Ryan Leslie is in fact, a genius in his own right. His evolution as an artist and business man has been inspiring to music lovers everywhere. He creates in such an organic yet technical way. He’s a stylist who will undoubtedly impact the industry for years to come.
Chair of The Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music shared why Leslie was chose as the center’s very first Artist in Residence. He writes “ Ryan Leslie is the epitome of the creative entrepreneur and the holistic attitude we believe so firmly in the Clive Davis Institute. His entire professional career has been a perfect balance between artistry and business acumen. We think someone of Ryan Leslie’s intelligence, talent, and entrepreneurial savvy will add a dynamic new dimension to the Institute and we’re excited to have him join the program.”
I’m 40 different types of jealous of all of the students that will glean from Leslie’s God given gifts. Hopefully I can find a way to get on campus to get a piece of something. Surely there will be some sort of seminar/talk that will honor my student ID. I'll keep you guys posted. Click here for more information on Leslie and his new NYU Gig.