Music & Entertainment Industries: Outstanding Alumni

Outstanding Alumni

Kurt Althoff Guitarist for TigerMan

Lisa Bremer – Admin at Van Duyne, Bruno & Co., P.A.

Jimmy Brown Jimmy is Senior Music Editor, Guitar World Publications and has several columns in each monthly publication.

Heather Bowmaster Marketing Manager at RCA Records, Greater New York City Area

John Butler Former Global Head of Christian Music, Spotify, Nashville

Marla Cassenti Promotion Assistant at Warner Music Group

Jessica Chung Repertory Representative, ASCAP, NYC

Sara Clarson Executive Assistant, Backlash Solutions

Sean Coogan Director of Operations, Welk Resorts

"The Music Management program at William Paterson University (College when I attended) provided me a foundation in the entertainment industry which has benefited me in business for the past twenty years. Dr. Marcone's internship program allowed me immediate experience in the entertainment field to develop my skills and network with industry personal that lead to employment. The growth of the program is a testament to its success."

Giancarlo Cordasco Radio Promotion, RCA Records


Melissa DeGeorge Spencer now is Manager, U.S. Royalties at Beggars Group

Rich Scott DePerto, Vice President of Royalties & Copyright Administration at Reservoir Media Management, Inc.

Jessica Essix - Client Administration Assistant-AWAL, a division of KOBALT

Trisha Evans was A&R/Project Coordinator (Artist on the Verge) at New Music Seminar

Shire Feingold was Manager of Patron Services at Princeton Symphony Orchestra

Joelle Filippi Analytics & Research Assistant - Sony Music NYC

Miles Franco Special Services and Royalty Compliance at Tri Star Sports & Entertainment

Jess Frank Radio Promotions, Cumulus Radio

Rob Fusari Rob is a songwriter/producer who  won a Grammy with Lady GaGa and has worked with Britney Spears and Whitney Houston. He has numerous platinum records to his credit including the soundtrack to Wild Wild West, Will Smith.

"In a business of smoke and mirrors, the WPU Music Management program provided me with a priceless array of tools and information that, still to this day, play a significant role in my day to day business decisions. The music biz is not the place for brilliant musicians with average business minds."

Geneva Gamblin International Marketing, Elektra Music Group

Aaron Gollubier was Marketing Director, American Beauty, NYC

Stephanie Grimes Publishing Operations Coordinator, Songtrust.

Tom Hefter Senior Manager, Artist Marketing, Ticketmaster

"William Paterson University is the quintessential school for Music Management with its diverse curriculum, affiliation with high profile industry leaders, experienced teaching staff and its close proximity to New York City. I owe my entire music industry career to William Patterson University."


Jasmine Henry  Doctoral student, Rutgers University

Rachel Hill President, Blue Raven Artists

"The Music Management program at William Paterson provided me with the proper tools to have a successful career in the music business. Their knowledgeable and highly respected staff were able to open doors and present me with opportunities that eventually led me to where I am today."

Cory Ianuale – Creative Services, The Rocks Management

Frank Impelluso Director of Marketing, Brooklyn Youth Chorus

Daniela Inzer TK Music

Paul Jansson was Senior Coordinator, Mechanical Licensing, EMI Music Group North America

"Like the industry itself, the Music Management Program continues to evolve, throws you into the mix, and challenges you to keep up."

Christian Johnson formerly Manager, A&R at Universal Music Enterprises

"The program's mix of music performance and business studies played to my
two biggest passions.  It was the perfect fit."

Meagan Johnson is a Copyright Coordinator, Sony Music NYC

Keri Keller Touring and Events Manager at Columbia Records

Joanne Shenton Kelsey Sr. Director of Copyright & Royalties, Memory Lane Music Group

SoYeon Kim Manager, Sphera/Universal Music Group, Korea

"Sphere/Universal Music Group is the company at which I interned during my summer vacation in Korea and after about 20 years in management I have recently joined. How surprising! I thank you for this connection."


Jamie Kinelski VP Creative, Kobalt Music Publishing LA

Vanessa Kropac was Senior Royalty Administrator  Sony Music Entertainment

Guilianoz Madriz Executive Director, Nation Institute of Music, Costa Rica

Andrew Magrini was Strategic Planning at JWT Worldwide

Bobby Mahoney – Band Leader, Bobby Mahoney and The Seventh Son

Julie Maniscalco was at Razor & Tie

Zach Matari – Missing Link Music

David McPherson David is former Senior VP Black Music, Sony Music Inc.

Anthony Miller – Was Music Director at the Apollo Theater

Bob Minell Graphic Design, Apollo Theater

Alana Mulford Manager, Brian Doyle Management. Clients include Rick Springfield, Rusted Root.

"The internship possibilities, hands on experiences, and networking opportunities are all things WPU gives to its students so they really understand how to function in the Music industry."

Amanda Kober Mushinskie Copyright analyst for Legacy Recordings, Sony Music

"The professors in this program are the top-notch professors in the country in music business. They helped not only shape, but create my career. My master's degree could have come from any school, but because it was WPU and Marcone's team, life after graduation was a smooth transition!"

P.K. Naidoo Executive Director at Naidoo & Sons LLC, Business Development, Music Management and Sales Specialties

“As a result of an internship through the William Paterson music management program, I got my first job in the music industry. The program gave me a solid foundation of knowledge that I still refer to today, nearly 18 years later.”

JoeRiccitelliMadeline DeanFall2019

Joe Pomarico Assistant Engineer, Atlantic Records, NYC

Tim Rawding was with Bowery Presents, NYC

Jill Krug Reed Director of Special Events, Tropicana Atlantic City

Colin Reiser, LA

Casey Reznik Manager Mechanical Licensing, BMG

Alan Rogozin Manager of Central Contracting Services at United Talent Agency

Christina Roofe - Assistant Producer at 95.5 WPLJ

Brad Rosen Booking Coordinator, APA Agency, NYC

Sean Rosenberg was Global Head of Mobile at Code Worldwide

Matt Rosenblum The Bowery Presents

Chris Roslan President and Managing Partner, Dera, Roslan & Campion, Inc. Public Relations

Elena Rossi Former National Coordinator, Radio Promotion, Capitol Music Group.

"I'm a huge supporter of the Music Management program at William Paterson University. I have never seen a program with so many success stories! In fact, throughout the program (with professors that are actual industry professionals and students who have since become) I have made dozens of great contacts, that I still have, to this day."

Victoria Saavedra Publicist, Lifestyle Networks  at NBC Universal Media, LLC

Geoff Sawyer Senior Manager, Global Music Services at Red Bull Media House

Todd Schefflin Sr. Manager Music Partnerships, ByteDance/TikTok

"The Music Management program was vital to my introduction into the music business.  Not only did it provide me with the connections to get in the door, but enabled me to succeed at a very fast rate because of the knowledge I acquired through the curriculum.  The Faculty at William Paterson are active music industry professionals and teach you as such.  I am now honored to refer to these professors as my colleagues."

Lindsay Schweriner West Coast Booking Manager, IMG, Los Angeles

Alisa Semetis Account Manager, Van Duyne, Bruno, and Co.

Samantha Shank Royalty Coordinator, SongTrust, NYC

Joe Stefan Coordinator, Content Partnerships, Distribution & Business Development at Viacom

William Storck was NARM | Business Development Coordinator

These Toney was Nielsen TV Ratings

George Tortarolo was Managing Director, Festival Ballet of Providence, RI

Armando Triana Social Media Director, Coyne P.R.

Christine Trumbour was at ASCAP in New York City

Aaron Van Duyne III, CPA for KISS, Dave Matthews, and others

"The best artists I deal with are the most educated."

Alyssa Warner Education and Community Engagement Coordinator for the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

Hal Weary Assistant Professor of Music at California State University-Dominguez Hills

Julie Welgoss, was Sales/Account Representative, Sound Performance USA Ltd/Trutone

Per Wikstrom Per is a personal manager in Sweden

Nick Wilson, LA

Anthony Yannette Box Office Manager, Asbury Lanes

Muxi Zhao is music director at the Chinese Exquisite Art Assembly, Inc, NYC

Jessica Zuluaga was Coordinator, US Latin at Sony Music Entertainment