The faculty of the Department of Music Industry Studies is actively engaged in the professional activities related to and in support of their teaching as shown in the following accomplishments.
Faculty members Scott Billington, Jeff Albert and David Torkanowsky win for their work on the Best Traditional Blues Album
Robert Trujillo, famous as bassist of multi-platinum, Grammy-winning rock band Metallica, stopped by to promote his new documentary, Jaco. Along with co-producer Johnny Pastorius, Trujillo tells the story of bassist Jaco Pastorius.
Lo Faber, former professor of history and currently professor of music industry studies, has published his first book, Building the Land of Dreams: New Orleans and the Transformation of Early America with Princeton University Press.
Loyola University New Orleans Interim Chair of the Department of Music Industry Studies Sanford Hinderlie presented his research on learning technologies at two international conferences in November.
Jeff Albert, extraordinary assistant professor of music industry studies at Loyola University New Orleans, explores how these laptop orchestras integrate technology and musical improvisation in his recent article published in the peer-reviewed academic journal, Critical Studies in Improvisation.
At the second annual Celebration of Innovation last month in Ramallah, Loyola University New Orleans professor Elliott Adams joined 12 American mentors, investors and business leaders seeking to harness the new culture of innovation in the West Bank.
Gabour is a contributor to The Guardian, the UKs largest newspaper, and to its US website. http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011/may/17/new-orleans- mississippi-flood
In 2011, Jim Gabour, extraordinary professor of video technology, wrote over three dozen essays in London based www.opendemocracy.net, the world’s leading independent website on global current affairs.