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:

Alumni touring the country with E Company band

David Shirley ‘11, Chris Lippincott ’11, along with Shirley’s brother, Joe, a 2010 graduate of the College of Music and Fine Arts, founded the group, E Company. They have recorded several CDs and performs often in the southeast as well as tours of the northeast.

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Alumnus finds success with national touring band

Jon Michael Rouchelle ’09 is the founder of the national touring band My Name is John Michael, which has recorded several highly-acclaimed CDs.

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Alumnus achieves success with Dirty Bourbon River Show

Noah Adams ’11, is co-founder of the Dirty Bourbon River Show, a band that tours regionally and has recorded several CDs.

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Alumnus working as an agent for an electronic booking agency

Max Braun ’10 is an agent for AM Only, an electronic booking agency based in Brooklyn, NY.

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Alumnus teaching special education in St. Louis

Greg Heaney ’05 received his Master in Middle School Education degree at St. Louis University and now teaches special education in the Special School District of St. Louis, MO.

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Alumna is director of marketing for Creative Artists Agency in Los Angeles

Lucy Kozak ’06 is a director for marketing for Creative Artists Agency in Los Angeles, CA. Billboard Magazine voted Lucy as one of the top 30 executives in the music business under 30 years old.

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Alumnus handles music licensing for Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Sean Rosen ’06 works for Sony/ATV Music Publishing in Los Angeles, CA, handling music licensing.

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Alumna pursuing MFA degree in Photography

Heather O’Brien ’05 is currently obtaining a Master of Fine Arts degree in Photography from the California Institute of the Arts.

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Alumna working as an agent with Blake Zidell & Associates

Yuri Kwon ’05 has worked for All Mobile Video and ASCAP, both in New York City. She is currently an agent for Blake Zidell & Associates, a public relations firm in New York that represents music, theatre, art, and dance clients.

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Alumnus practicing law in the New Orleans area

Charles Smith ’05 received his J.D. from Tulane University and currently practices law in the New Orleans area.

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