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William Paterson alumnus Jim Caparro (left), president and CEO of EDC and founder of Island Def Jam Music Group with (left to right) Stephen Marcone, professor of music, students Patrick Gartland and Meghan Leavens, and Steve Leeds, vice president of talent and industry relations for Sirius Satellite Radio, who teaches a course at William Paterson.
Jimmy Brown Jimmy is Senior Music Editor, Guitar World Publications and has several columns in each monthly publication.
Heather Bowmaster Marketing & Artist Development SONY Music Group
John Butler John is Director of Contemporary Artists Development at Curb Records in Nashville.
Sara Clarson Executive Assistant, New Music Seminar.
Sean Coogan Director of Operations, Welk Resorts
"The Music Management program at William Paterson University (College when I attended) provided me a foundation in the entertainment industry which has benefited me in business for the past twenty years. Dr. Marcone's internship program allowed me immediate experience in the entertainment field to develop my skills and network with industry personal that lead to employment. The growth of the program is a testament to its success."
Rob Fusari Rob is a songwriter/producer who won a Grammy with Lady GaGa and has worked with Britney Spears and Whitney Houston. He has numerous platinum records to his credit including the soundtrack to Wild Wild West, Will Smith.
Tom Hefter Marketing Manger Service Specialist, Ticketmaster
"William Paterson University is the quintessential school for Music Management with its diverse curriculum, affiliation with high profile industry leaders, experienced teaching staff and its close proximity to New York City. I owe my entire music industry career to William Patterson University."
Rachel Hill Blue Raven Entertainment
Frank Impelluso Marketing Manager, Tisch Center for the Arts at 92nd Street Y
Paul Jansson Senior Coordinator, Mechanical Licensing, EMI Music Group North America
"Like the industry itself, the Music Management Program continues to evolve, throws you into the mix, and challenges you to keep up."
Christian Johnson Manager, A&R Administration EMI Music NA, Catalogue
"The program's mix of music performance and business studies played to my
two biggest passions. It was the perfect fit."
David McPherson David is former Senior VP Black Music, Sony Music Inc. He was the highest ranking Afro-American at Sony Music.
Bob Minell TVT Records
Alana Mulford Senior Assistant, Doyle-Kos Entertainment
"The internship possibilities, hands on experiences, and networking opportunities are all things WPU gives to its students so they really understand how to function in the Music industry."
David Philp Owner, Game Six Entertainment; WDHA Radio
“As a result of an internship through the William Paterson music management program, I got my first job in the music industry. The program gave me a solid foundation of knowledge that I still refer to today, nearly 18 years later.”
Tim Rawding Bowery Presents, NYC
Jill Krug Reed Tropicana Casino & Resort
Sean Rosenberg SVP Business Development, Indaba Music, NYC
Matt Rosenblum The Bowery Presents
Chris Roslan President and Managing Partner, Dera, Roslan & Campion, Inc. Public Relations
Elena Rossi National Coordinator, Radio Promotion, Capitol Music Group.
"I'm a huge supporter of the Music Management program at William Paterson University. I have never seen a program with so many success stories! In fact, throughout the program (with professors that are actual industry professionals and students who have since become) I have made dozens of great contacts, that I still have, to this day."
Todd Schefflin Head of A&R and Licensing at Missing Link Music Publishing and Administration
"The Music Management program was vital to my introduction into the music business. Not only did it provide me with the connections to get in the door, but enabled me to succeed at a very fast rate because of the knowledge I acquired through the curriculum. The Faculty at William Paterson are active music industry professionals and teach you as such. I am now honored to refer to these professors as my colleagues."
Lindsay Schweriner Artist Representative, Baylin Artists Management
William Storck NARM | Business Development Coordinator
Tahese Toney Nielsen TV Ratings
George Tortarolo Managing Director, Festival Ballet of Providence, RI
Christine Trumbauer ASCAP in New York City
Hal Weary Harry Fox Agency
Per Wikstrom Per is a personal manager in Sweden
Nick Wilson Founder, imakesound productions