M.A.D. Sessions

Blue Splatter Vinyl

Founded in 2015 by Maria Krajewski (Internship coordinator, musician,teacher), and Alex Falk (Musician,
meditation teacher, substance abuse counselor) MAD Academy in collaboration with its partners The Ed
Sullivan Fellows (ESF) and NYU Music Experience Design Lab have provided 59+ students unparalleled
access and insight into the world of being a professional artist. Working in collaboration with our
professional mentors from the worlds of music, fashion and design our students are able to earn high
school credit by learning audio recording, mixing, songwriting, production, personal branding, music
history, music theory and web design. Students are also guided through weekly self care practices like
meditation to prepare them to manage the stress of being a working artist and build deeper self
The result of all this training, mentorship and hard work has culminated in MAD​ ​Sessions​- a compilation
album of all original music written and produced by MAD Academy students. This album features 12
tracks, multiple genres, 29 student artists, 6 professional recording studios, and infinite passion and
energy. MAD sessions will be released on full length color vinyl this October. All proceeds from the sale of
this record will go to funding the continuation of MAD Academy and giving this new generation of artists
the training and tools to create lasting success and community in the creative industry.