Achievements

The Department of Music Industry Studies is proud of the achievements and research of its students, faculty, and staff. Explore some of our accomplishments below:

Kimberly McMillian (‘14): Personal Assistant to Ledisi

Kimberly works as the personal assistant to renowned vocalist Ledisi, a Grammy- and BET-nominated R&B and jazz artist, songwriter, and actress.

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Donna Ferrell (’15): Cinematographer and Head of Pre-Production at Bored Room Productions

Donna currently serves as cinematographer and head of pre-production for Bored Room Productions, a New Orleans-based collective of young filmmakers who recognize the importance of collaboration in filmmaking.

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Annie Nowak (’15): Co-Founder and Head of Post-Production at Bored Room Productions

Annie serves as co-founder and head of post-production for Bored Room Productions, a New Orleans-based collective of young filmmakers who recognize the importance of collaboration in filmmaking.

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Michael Girardot (‘08): Performer and Studio Musician

A performer and studio musician in many different acts, Michael has been an ever-present smile in the New Orleans rock scene since 2004.

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Andrew Campanelli (‘09): Member of The Revivalists

A native of Falls Church, Virginia, Andrew got his introduction to music by taking piano lessons in first grade, and started playing drums at age 11.

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Stu Schayot (BS ‘05): Head of Talent Booking at the Howlin' Wolf

Stu is currently head of talent booking for the legendary Howlin’ Wolf nightclub, a New Orleans institution since 1988.

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Ashley Shabankareh (’12): Director of Education for the Preservation Hall Foundation

Ashley currently works as the Director of Education for the Preservation Hall Foundation, a nonprofit organization, music venue, and touring jazz band.

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Alex Rio Releases New Single "2 Birds"

Alumni Alex Rio Releases New Single "2 Birds"

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Ben Johnson (‘11): Producer, Composer, and Music Supervisor for "Big Charity"

Ben serves an executive producer, composer, and music supervisor for the upcoming feature-length documentary “Big Charity: The Death of America’s Oldest Hospital.”

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Will Pittenger (‘11): Legal Associate at ABKCO Music and Records, Inc.

Currently, Will is a legal associate at New York City-based ABKCO Music and Records, Inc., one of the world’s leading independent entertainment companies.

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