Chappell named MEIEA president

Wed, 2012-07-25 09:49 -- univcomm
Dr. Rebecca Chappell, associate professor of Music at Anderson University, was recently elected president of the Music and Entertainment Industry Educators Association (MEIEA) at the national conference in New Orleans. The Music and Entertainment Industry Educators Association (MEIEA), is a national organization which was formed to bring together educators and the leaders of the music and entertainment industry to more successfully prepare students for careers in these fields. The goal of the Association is to provide a forum for ideas, strategies, and original concepts in education to meet the professional challenges of the 21st century.

Chappell replaced Dr. Time Hays of Elmhurst College, after his term ended on April 5, 2003. MEIEA membership includes over 350 music business professors from colleges and universities around North America, Europe, and Australia. The organization is devoted to fostering scholarship and interaction between music industry professionals and music industry education.

During her two-year term as president of the organization, Dr. Chappell will work to establish conferences in Liverpool, UK and Melbourne, Australia. The North American MEIEA Conference will be held in New York City in 2004.

“I am excited about Anderson University being recognized as a leader among other music business institutions in the United States, Europe, and Australia,” said Chappell. “I think this opportunity will allow us to play an important role in the direction of music business education over the next two years.”