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Student Forum Interest Meeting: Language of the Contemporary Music Industry

Ron Jacobs ’16 writes in:

Hey there! If you’re still looking for another class, come down to 41 Wyllys Ave. this Tuesday night (September 8th) at 7PM to learn about MUSC 419 – Language of the Contemporary Music Industry. There will be pizza!

In the first half of the semester, we will be dedicated to applying a critical lens on the various positions in the music industry. In the latter half of the semester, you will be able to apply your cumulated knowledge, experiences, and new ideas in practical roles for the final project.

List of confirmed guest speakers:
Pete Ganbarg ’88 – Vice President of A&R at Atlantic Records
Eric Herman ’04 – President of Modiba Productions
Peter Nashel ’88 – Composer, Producer, and Co-Founder of Duotone Audio Group
Mike Errico – Singer-Songwriter, Recording Artist, Writer, Professor at NYU Clive Davis’ School of Music
Edward Grauer ’88 – Cash Money Records Attorney
Carl Sturken ’78 – Co-Founder of SRP Records, Songwriter, A&R, and Record Producer
John Hartmann – veteran music agent, personal manager, and record executive responsible for career direction for Sonny & Cher, Buffalo Springfield, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, the Eagles, Peter, Paul & Mary, Elvis Presley, and many others.

Guest Speakers TBD:
Luke Wood ’91 – President of Beats By Dre
Ismael “Izzy” Coleman ’15 – President and Co-Founder at VIBES Creative Media
David Stouck ’15 – Manager of Digital Compliance and Revenue Assurance at Warner Music Group

Class is P/F class for 1.0 credit on Tuesday nights from 7-9PM.

Date: Tuesday, September 8th
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Place: 41 Wyllys, room 110

Career Center Lunch with Stephen Trask ’89


Excited for Hedwig and the Angry Inch in the film series this week? Michael Leung ’15 writes in to tell us about a career center lunch with a dude who has a wikipedia page who also happened to write the music and lyrics for the film (among others):

Students interested in Theatre, Music and Film take note!!

Want to learn about the inside secrets of the theatre, music and film industry? Come enjoy lunch and talk to Stephen Trask ’89. Stephen Trask was the music director and house band member at the New York club Squeezebox, where he performed with stars such as Debbie Harry, Lene Lovich and Joey Ramone. Trask also received an Obie Award and a Grammy award nomination for his work in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, a rock musical about a transsexual rock star. He is a prolific film music composer whose works include The Station Agent, The Savages, Lovelace and Admission.

Date: Thursday, April 11
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Place: Olson Commons, Career Center
Cost: Free Lunch!