How did you become interested in the music industry?
“In high school, my band won a competition and we earned the prize of playing at the
arena in Buffalo, NY. I loved being backstage and seeing the crew work. All the moving
really intrigued me. At Fredonia, I overheard a senior Music Industry major saying
major label he interned at was holding a position open for him. So, I switched my
Music Industry right then and never looked back. I knew it was what I wanted.”
Why did you choose Fred's Music Business Program?
“I thought Fredonia was beautiful. It was one of those things where I just knew that
where I wanted to go to school. It already felt like home and when I heard how Music
students were finding success in their careers immediately upon graduating, I knew
major was right for me. If the program wasn't as good as it is, I would have found
else to go. Once I know what I want, I pursue it, and I was so glad to do it at Fredonia.”
How did Fredonia's Music Business degree prepare you for the real world?
“The music business core provided me with a thorough knowledge of intellectual property
and the inner workings of the music industry. I've received many compliments from
professionals about how impressed they are with how knowledgeable I am at my young
Surprisingly, taking classes like Intro to Microcomputer Software from the business
the program has helped me the most. Some employers really struggle with technology,
when you can make things more efficient for your boss they don’t forget it.”
What would you say to a prospective student interested in Fredonia's Music Business
“The program is great, but it’s what you make of it, no matter where you go. However,
difference at Fredonia is that you have incredible resources and community there
you. Armand’s [Department Chair] door is always open, we have an award-winning radio
and many other awesome groups that will enhance your college experience.
Fredonia is a place of self-discovery where you can make a real impact both on the
and community alike.”