Pharrell Williams Is NYU’s Official Artist
Pop star Pharrell Williams has been named artist-in-residence at New York University’s prestigious Tisch School of the Arts. The “Happy” singer will celebrate the honor by giving a talk to students at the education facility next Monday. He will sit down with NYU music professor Jason King to discuss his music career and his interest in fashion and design.
Tisch School of the Arts dean Allyson Green said, “We are thrilled to welcome Pharrell Williams as our artist in residence for the 50th anniversary year of the Tisch School of the Arts. 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.” She added, “Our students and faculty will have the unique opportunity to be in conversation with an artist whose work is an inspiration and widespread. Pharrell has demonstrated a commitment to education in communities across the country. He’s dedicated to raising awareness to climate change, and he has taken ‘happiness’ from the stage and screen to people around the world through his work with the United Nations.”