Graduate Students of Color Dinner 10/9
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
The Graduate Students of Color Dinner Series provides an intimate opportunity for graduate students of color to hear from various faculty of color about their individual journeys and best practices for navigating the academy and other professional arenas. This program is in partnership with the Office of Graduate Student Life at the Student Resource Center.
RSVP via bit.ly/cmepevents - space is limited! Please note there are only 30 spots avaiable for the dinner, after the initial 30 slots are filled you will be put on a waitlist and notified if a spot becomes available.
Our Faculty for this dinner will be: Jason King, Tisch
Jason King is Associate Professor and the founding faculty member of NYU's The Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, an innovative leadership training program for aspiring music entrepreneurs at the Tisch School. An author, journalist, scholar, musician, DJ, record producer, songwriter, vocalist, artist manager, live event curator and producer, and branding consultant to artists, labels, tech companies, Jason worked alongside music impresario Clive Davis to help build and develop the NYU program and he served as the program's first Associate Chair and Artistic Director from 2002 until 2012. He teaches classes on: record producing, music entrepreneurship, branding, rock music, hip-hop, r&b, soul, jazz, Asian American and African American culture. As Affiliated Faculty in NYU's Global Network, he now divides his time between New York and Abu Dhabi, where he has taught since the launch of NYU's campus in 2010. In the Middle East, he has pioneered innovative classes on global music making and transcultural approaches to recording and producing with software. In 2010, he also taught a class on producing international music business ventures to the inaugural group of Internal Media Producing students at the Tisch Asia campus in Singapore. He’s been a music journalist for publications like Spin, NPR, Vibe, The Village Voice, and the LA Times and in 2009, he penned The Michael Jackson Treasures, a 2009 Barnes and Noble exclusive biography on the King of Pop, now translated in 7 languages. He’s also the author of Blue Magic, a forthcoming book on the mechanics of energy and metaphysics in contemporary popular music to be published by Duke University Press. He’s managed artists like electronic music producer Jimmy Edgar, and he has been recruited as a branding expert, most recently in legal cases for Jay-Z, Kanye West, Lady Gaga, Madonna, and 50 Cent.