BerkleeNYC, with the support of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) and the Economic Development Corporation (EDC), as well as the vision of Berklee Trustee Pete Muller, will host both free and tuition-based educational programs, performances, and resources for local musicians and will also feature a virtual reality/augmented reality studio.
Pete Muller, Member, Berklee Board of Trustees
Pete Muller is the founder and CEO of PDT Partners, a leading quantitative investment firm. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley in 1992 and founding the Process Driven Trading group (PDT), Muller was at BARRA for seven years.
Math, music, and investing have always been a large part of Muller’s life. In addition to serving on the editorial board for the Journal of Investment Management, he is on the boards of Math for America and Berklee. His published research includes work on financial optimization, mortgage prepayments, and equity valuation models. As a pianist/singer-songwriter, Muller has released three albums of original music and performs regularly in New York City with his trio. In his spare time, he has created more than a dozen crossword puzzles for the New York Times, runs a monthly music-based crossword contest at pmxwords.com, and is a devoted and active philanthropist.
Muller received his B.A. in mathematics with honors from Princeton University. He splits his time between New York and Santa Barbara, where he lives with his wife and two children.
Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment
The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment encompasses the key economic and creative sectors of film, TV, theater, music, advertising, publishing, digital content, and real estate as it relates to these industries. In total, these sectors account for more than 305,000 jobs, and an economic output of $104 billion. Since adding music to its portfolio of industries, MOME has released the first-ever Economic Impact Study of NYC’s Music Industry, led the negotiations to bring the Grammy Awards back to New York in 2018, and presented the first annual New York Music Month in June 2017. The agency also oversees NYC Media, the largest municipal broadcasting entity in the country including five TV stations and a radio station with a reach of 18 million households in a 50-mile radius.
New York City Economic Development Corporation
New York City Economic Development Corporation is the City's primary vehicle for promoting economic growth in each of the five boroughs. NYCEDC's mission is to stimulate growth through expansion and redevelopment programs that encourage investment, generate prosperity, and strengthen the City's competitive position. NYCEDC serves as an advocate to the business community by building relationships with companies that allow them to take advantage of New York City's many opportunities. Find EDC on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, or visit EDC's blog to learn more about NYCEDC projects and initiatives.