Music & Entertainment Industries : Outstanding Alumni

Management Alumni

Outstanding Alumni

Jimmy Brown Jimmy is Senior Music Editor, Guitar World Publications and has several columns in each monthly publication.

Heather Bowmaster Marketing Manager at RCA Records, Greater New York City Area

John Butler  VP Promotion  Curb Records

Jessica Chung Repertory Representative, ASCAP, NYC

Sara Clarson Executive Assistant, Backlash Solutions

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."

Management Alumni

Melissa Degeorge Spencer Mechanical Lcensing Manager at Kobalt Music

Richard Scott DePerto Reservoir Media Management

Trisha Evans A&R/Project Coordinator (Artist on the Verge) at New Music Seminar

Shire Feingold Manager of Patron Services at Princeton Symphony Orchestra

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.

"In a business of smoke and mirrors, the WPU Music Management program provided me with a priceless array of tools and information that, still to this day, play a significant role in my day to day business decisions. The music biz is not the place for brilliant musicians with average business minds."

Geneva Gamblin Assistant in the International Marketing and Promotion, Atlantic Records

Tom Hefter Senior Marketing Services Specialist,  National Tours 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."

Management Alumni

Rachel Hill Blue Raven Entertainment

"The Music Management program at William Paterson provided me with the proper tools to have a successful career in the music business. Their knowledgeable and highly respected staff were able to open doors and present me with opportunities that eventually led me to where I am today."

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 at Universal Music Enterprises

"The program's mix of music performance and business studies played to my
two biggest passions.  It was the perfect fit."

Meagan Johnson is a Copyright Coordinator, Sony Music NYC

Keri Keller Touring and events assistant at Columbia records

Joanne Shenton Kelsey Sr. Director of Copyright & Royalties, Memory Lane Music Group

SoYeon Kim Manager, Sphera/Universal Music Group, Korea

"Sphere/Universal Music Group is the company at which I interned during my summer vacation in Korea and after about 20 years in management I have recently joined. How surprising! I thank you for this connection."

Management Alumni

Vanessa Kropac was Senior Royalty Administrator  Sony Music Entertainment

Guilianoz Madriz Executive Director, Nation Institute of Music, Costa Rica

Andrew Magrini Strategic Planning at JWT Worldwide

Julie Maniscalco was at Razor & Tie

Jamie McLaughlin Creative Director, Kobalt Music Publishing

David McPherson David is former Senior VP Black Music, Sony Music Inc. He was the highest ranking African-American at Sony Music.

Bob Minell TVT Records

Alana Mulford Manager, Brian Doyle Management. Clients include Rick Springfield, Rusted Root.

"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."

Amanda Kober Mushinskie Copyright analyst for Legacy Recordings, Sony Music

"The professors in this program are the top-notch professors in the country in music business. They helped not only shape, but create my career. My master's degree could have come from any school, but because it was WPU and Marcone's team, life after graduation was a smooth transition!"

Priyan Naidoo Office Manager/Executive Assistant, Spirit Music Group

“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.”

Management Alumni

Tim Rawding was with Bowery Presents, NYC

Jill Krug Reed Talent Coordinator  Tropicana Atlantic City

Colin Reiser, LA

Casey Reznik is a Concert Program Analyst at ASCAP.

Brad Rosen Project Manager,, NYC

Sean Rosenberg Global Head of Mobile at Code Worldwide

Matt Rosenblum The Bowery Presents

Chris Roslan President and Managing Partner, Dera, Roslan & Campion, Inc. Public Relations

Elena Rossiformer 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."

Management Alumni

Lindsay Schweriner Artist Representative, Baylin Artists Management

Joe Stefan Coordinator business operations content distribution at Viacom

William Storck was NARM | Business Development Coordinator

Tahese Toneywas Nielsen TV Ratings

George Tortarolo Managing Director, Festival Ballet of Providence, RI

Christine Trumbauerwas at ASCAP in New York City

Aaron Van Duyne III, Master of Music, 2008: CPA for KISS, Dave Matthews, and others

"The best artists I deal with are the most educated."

Hal Weary Music Business Faculty  Wayne State University

Julie Welgoss, Sales/Account Representative, Sound Performance USA Ltd/Trutone Replication

Per Wikstrom Per is a personal manager in Sweden

Nick Wilson, LA

Muxi Zhao is music director at the Chinese Exquisite Art Assembly, Inc, NYC

Jessica Zuluaga Coordinator, US Latin at Sony Music Entertainment