Anderson University’s Orangehaus Records was recently featured on Inside Indiana Business with Gerry Dick Orangehaus was highlighted during the segment entitled, “Made in Indiana.” Gerry Dick is president of Grow Indiana Media Ventures. Grow Indiana Media Ventures’ properties include Inside Indiana Business with Gerry Dick, Indiana’s most watched local business television program. Recognized across the state as an Indiana business leader, Gerry Dick also appears weekly on WTHR Channel 13 (NBC, Indianapolis) as an Eyewitness News business analyst.
Dr. Rebecca Chappell, professor of Music; Shawn Gustafson, AU Graduate and Orangehaus VP of Business Affairs; and Nathanael Hency, AU student and Orangehaus artist represented the campus record label during the segment. Inside Indiana Business airs on local television channels throughout Indiana, and receives around 40,000 viewers in the Indianapolis area alone.
Orangehaus Records provides an environment where students are developed and empowered to gain experience in the recording industry. Anderson University students influence every aspect of Orangehaus Records, such as developing, promoting, marketing and booking student musicians. Although Orangehaus Records provides students the experience of working with an actual record label, the process is viewed as an academic experience. Orangehaus Records is one of only a few professional record labels affiliated with a university in the United States.
Funding for Orangehaus Records was made possible through a $25,000 campus grant established by Dr. Glenn Falls, professor emeritus of Business and Economics, which annually awards a departmental initiative designed to make a specific program more distinctive. The Anderson University music business major includes approximately 55 students and is the largest major in the Department of Music.
Anderson University is a private, four-year, Christian liberal arts institution of approximately 2,800 undergraduate and graduate students. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, the university offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, music, education and theology.