October 19, 2015


Pharrell Named Artist-in-Residence at NYU's Tisch School


Pharrell never sleeps. He hasn't admitted this himself, per se, but it's clear. The Voice host, fashion designer, film composer and producer, solo artist, rap track guest-for-hire, nonstop producer—there's no easy alternate explanation for how he does it all.

And now he's becoming New York University's Tisch School of the Arts 2015 artist-in-residence. Tisch is simultaneously celebrating its 50th anniversary this academic year.

Tisch dean Allyson Green says Pharrell "is just the kind of artist and entrepreneur that many of our students aspire to become. He is remarkably gifted, and he graciously uses his talent for the good of others."

Skateboard P's residency will be celebrated on October 26 at NYC's Town Hall, where he'll be interviewed by NYU professor and NPR host Jason King. The event is being billed as.. 

"...a freewheeling and in-depth discussion on Pharrell’s astonishing legacy of creativity, blending music, fashion, design and his singular style, starting from his beginnings as a teenage prodigy and multi-instrumentalist in Virginia Beach back in the early ’90s, through the recorded music hits that earned him Billboard’s Producer of the Decade in 2010, to his current status as multi-media superstar."

Head here for more information on the event, although it might only frustrate you if you don't happen to be a Tisch student or staff member.