As part of his 50th Anniversary Artist-In-Residency position, Pharrell Williams recently hosted a masterclass for music students at The Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. The creative genius was accompanied by Dean Allyson Dean and Professors Bob Power and Jason King will he listened to students’ projects and proceeded to offer constructive criticism, and share details of his creative process. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity was not only opened to the undergrads at NYU but, Pharrell also invited high school kids from the Future Music Moguls program at Clive Davis Institute, to be a part of the masterclass.

Check it out some of the highlights below.

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Professor Jason King opened up about having Pharrell at the Tisch School of the Arts saying; “The idea behind the masterclass was to have Pharrell work directly with our students, and to give them ideas about how to shape the music they’re making. It’s our mission to train students as creative entrepreneurs, and few artists have married the art and business of recorded music as successfully as Pharrell.”

Pharrell also revealed in an interview, he and his wife Helen Lasichanh, are funding a scholarship that will give a high school student the opportunity to attend the Clive Davis Institute’s Summer High School Program this year.

“I am, both personally and through From One Hand to AnOTHER, committed to bringing kids experiences that ignite their passions, challenge their minds, and provide them with opportunities to learn and be creative,” Pharrell explained, “I’m confident they’ll receive that experience through the Summer High School Program at the Clive Davis Institute.”