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:

Sweet Crude Headlines Student-Produced Fools Fest

The live music extravaganza included a student organization showcase featuring field day games, classic carnival games, arts and crafts, international food tastings, and more family-friendly activities.

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Bill Drafted by Professor Tim Kappel Introduced in Louisiana Legislature

HB 415, known as the Allen Toussaint Legacy Act, was introduced into the Louisiana state legislature by Representative Walt Leger III on March 31, 2017.

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David D’Angelo Releases Stunning Music Video Shot by Drone in New Zealand

Most students who study abroad return home with some souvenirs, but Music Industry Studies major and music producer David D’Angelo may take the cake with his.

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Faculty-Produced Bobby Rush Album Wins Grammy Award

FAMIS faculty hit the red carpet as their collaborative work on Bobby Rush’s blues album Porcupine Meat was nominated for the 59th Annual Grammy® Awards Best Traditional Blues Album category.

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Professor Esteb’s Feature Sweeps Festivals Across Country

Instructor of Screenwriting Steven Esteb's 2016 feature film, Hate Crime, has swept film festivals across the country, winning awards and accolades in twelve different festivals.

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Filmmaker Magazine Interviews Professor Jon Vogl

FILMMAKER Magazine recently sat down with Digital Filmmaking professor Jon Vogl to talk shop about post-production – and how filmmakers pay for it.

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Flor Serna ’15

Tech entrepreneur and founder of Electric Girls, a STEM-education startup that teaches elementary-age girls that they can be as skilled as anyone in electronics, audio, computer programming, and design

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Gerald Gillum ‘11 & Matt Bauerschmidt ’10

Popular musician G-Eazy, made Forbes’ “30 under 30,” won big at the VMAs

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Film and Music Industry Professors win a Grammy Award

Faculty members Scott Billington, Jeff Albert and David Torkanowsky win for their work on the Best Traditional Blues Album

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Film Professor wins Sundance Film Festival Award

Garrett Bradley's "Alone" wins best Documentary Short Film

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