Listed below are a series of internships obtained by the students in the Music Industry Program.
The Agency Group – New York, NY
Paper Magazine – New York, NY
Top Artist Productions – Buffalo, NY
Music Social Networking
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra – Buffalo, NY
Audible Treats – Brooklyn, NY
CD101.1 FM Radio – The Alternative Station – Columbia, OH
Art of the Underground Records – Buffalo, NY
Country Music Television (CMT) – Nashville, TN
Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY
Steve Accardo - 103.3 The Edge, Buffalo, NY
Steve Accardo assisted as an intern at Citadel Broadcasting’s Buffalo radio station, “103.3: The Edge”. Accardo performed tasks for the promotions department, directly working with record labels, setting up radio broadcasts, and organizing a ten city tour for the station’s DJs.
"Through my internship experience I gained an understanding of the inter-workings of radio stations and record labels. My time spent in the Music Industry Program directly related to the work I performed during my internship."
Tony Berrafato - Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY
Tony Berrafato interned as a stage hand at Buffalo’s popular music venue, The Town Ballroom. Berrafato primarily worked as a “runner” (assistant) for bands and managers at the local “Thursday in the Square" and "Buffalo Rocks The Harbor” events.
"The greatest lesson I learned from my internship was the vitality of box office etiquette. The music industry classes I had taken helped me prepare for the real world experiences I had while working for the Town Ballroom."
Colin Fleming - Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Rochester, NY
Colin Fleming completed a summer internship with the Patron Services Department of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO). He fulfilled a variety of duties that encompassed selling tickets, merchandise and subscription packages. Fleming also presented proposals to his superiors regarding improvements to operating, marketing and selling strategies for the RPO.
Thanks to these connections and opportunities, Colin will continue to work at the RPO box office in the coming year.
“Overall, the experience exposed me to the inter-workings of a symphony orchestra and all that goes into making one successful. It also provided me with great networking opportunities and helped me to build new friendships. My internship was definitely one of the most valuable experiences of my education thus far. Classroom learning can only take you to a certain point, eventually you have to go out and get your hands dirty. I would recommend that everyone tries to find an internship before they graduate.”
Shannan Keefe - Cayuga Radio Group, Ithaca, NY
Shannan Keefe obtained a marketing and promotions internship at Cayuga Radio Group in Ithaca, NY. She worked closely with the promotions director and maintained websites for seven of Cayuga Radio Group's radio stations. Keefe also provided aid and input on writing commercials and creating promotions for clients.
"Being a student of the Music Industry Program I learned about the laws of copyright. I utilized this information when I was given the task of updating and creating new pages for Cayuga Radio Group's websites. I was able to ensure that both myself and the radio group were legally sound by using the knowledge I acquired through the program."
Rachel Lombardo - Sony Music/Red Distribution/Mustache Mania, Buffalo, NY; Art of the Underground Records, Buffalo, NY
Rachel Lombardo assisted one of Sony Music’s subsidiary organizations, Red Distribution, as a Lifestyle Representative. While distributing promotional material to local businesses in the Buffalo region, Lombardo maintained the presence of the organization on a variety of social media websites such as “Facebook”. Lombardo's other responsibilities included writing and submitting weekly professional reports.
Lombardo also interned with Art of Underground Records in Buffalo, NY. She worked closely with Andrew Kerns, drummer of Buffalo-based band Lemuria and founder of the label. In addition to her other various marketing assignments, Lombardo assisted in the compilation and distribution of promotional material and in researching internet music blogs for her internship.
“Red Distribution was my first hands-on experience with music marketing. Its location (based in New York City) presented me with great networking opportunities as the company hires people in major cities across the nation. I've learned a lot about what works and what doesn't in marketing. During my time spent at Art of Underground Records I gained both knowledge pertaining to the inner-workings of local independent labels and heightened awareness to the difficulties of running an independent business.”
Adam Clark- Holt Studios, Mount Morris, NY
"During the summer of 2012, I interned at Holt Studios in Mount Morris, NY. I assisted in the studio and as a sound technician in the production of 15 different live performances. The SRT course taught me many of the required skills to be proficient in my internship. I made valuable connections that will be beneficial to my future in the industry."
Cordell Jacobs- Damatrix Studios, Bronx, New York
"I interned at Damatrix Studios, a recording studio/ internet radio station located in The Bronx, New York. Daily work included promotions, audio engineering and post music production. I developed different marketing strategies with numerous in-house engineers and clients. The Music Industry program provided the education that allowed me to excel in my responsibilities. MUSB 201 was particularly helpful because it presents an overview of different careers within the music industry."
Noelle Panepento- The Artists' Organization
"I worked at The Artists' Organization as a Management and Marketing Intern. At TAO, I was responsible for updating artists' social media sites, constructing sales reports and collecting marketing research. My experiences in the Music Industry Club's Battle of the New Bands competition prepared me for this opportunity. The Student Record Label provided the experiences which prepared me for my responsibilities at TAO."
Ashley Pukalo- Buffalo Barfly, Buffalo, New York
"During the summer 2012, I interned at Buffalo Barfly in the Music Marketing department. My responsibilities included managing the online music calendar for the company's website, while promoting concerts and artists. I was also given the opportunity to attend live shows and capture photos that were published on the website. Interning at Buffalo Barfly allowed me to apply the networking skills I gained through the Student Record Label and Music Marketing & Promotions class. Having hands on experience in these classes allowed me to implement my skills to real life experiences."