Finally, I would like to thank the Ramapo College of New Jersey Office of Grants and Sponsored Funding for providing financial support to attend the MEIEA
2018 Summit, where I presented an earlier version of this article.
Her research focus is on jazz as a model for creativity and entrepreneurship with recent publication of her grant-supported project "The Jazz Jam Session Model for Group Creativity and Entrepreneurship" in the Music and Entertainment Industry Educators Assoiation Journal (MEIEA).
Her awards include a 1994 Down Beat Magazine Award for Best Original Song, a Jazz Journalist Association Hero 2015 award, as well as grants from the NEA, the Indiana Arts Commission, MEIEA, among others.
But as educators, we need to prepare our students to be flexible and, as stated by MEIEA
's 2018 keynote speaker, Dina LaPolt, "collaborative, global-minded risk takers." They must strive to be multidisciplinary learners, combining skills in music production, promotion, licensing, and distribution.
The final survey consisted of thirty questions distributed to the MEIEA membership, which at that time included 242 members in 42 institutions.
A caveat about a limitation of this study: since I surveyed MEIEA members, larger programs had a slightly larger influence on the outcomes.
(This percentage may be slightly exaggerated due to the large number of MEIEA members at larger, masters-granting schools.) About 11% were AA-granting institutions only.
Even though employment after graduation is considered a top-three measurement of MIS education's success, we in MEIEA do an inadequate job of tracking it.
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"Testing 'Music 2.0': Building an International Network of Student-Run Music Companies to Assess New Business Models." MEIEA Journal 8, no.
"Simulation and Role Playing in Music Industry Education: An Assessment of the Effectiveness of an In-Class Simulation on Music Marketing Students' Perceptions and Learning Outcomes." MEIEA Journal 6, no.