DR. REBECCA CHAPPELL
Dr. Rebecca Chappell is Director of Music Business Studies at Anderson University and the Founder/Director of Orangehaus Music Business Camp for high school students. She also founded Orangehaus Records, Orangehaus Publishing, and Orangehaus Entertainment and received the "Music Business Educators Award" from EMI Music Group in recognition for her innovative pursuit of student career development. Service to MEIEA includes twelve years on the MEIEA Board and president of the organization from 2003-2007. An active solo performer and "first call" studio musician in the Indianapolis area, Chappell records for several distinguished publishing clients such as Hal Leonard and is a member of INDYKLEZ, a professional world music group.
Chad Evans is Chief Recording Engineer at Gaither Studios in Alexandria, IN. He has won two Grammy Awards as mix engineer and producer for the Gaither Gospel Series that sold over fifteen million copies. Evans has also engineered for notable artists such as Michael W. Smith, Vince Gill, Natalie Grant, and Jon McLaughlin.
DR. MARK MURRAY
Dr. Mark Murray is Professor of Music and Director of Recording Studios at Anderson University, where he also teaches trumpet and jazz. He is the co-founder of Orangehaus Records, Orangehaus Publishing, and Orangehaus Music Business Camp. Dr. Murray is active as a freelance musician and is a member of Rinati, a brass chamber group, and the Monument City Brass Quintet.
Amanda Potaczek teaches music business at Anderson University and served as lead guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist, for the Indianapolis-based band,1000 Generation (Varietal Records). In 2007 she won “Song of the year” at GMA in the Rockies at Estes Park, CO for the song, “How Big Small Can Be.” Another one of her songs, “Fail Us Not,” has received significant national airplay.
Steven Potaczek teaches record production at Anderson University and serves as the Senior Director of Worship at Grace Community Church in Noblesville, Indiana. Steven also works as a freelance producer and songwriter in the Indianapolis area and has produced all of the CDs for Orangehaus Music Business Camp. He was runner-up in the prestigious John Lennon Songwriting competition and won "Song of the Year" at the 2007 GMA in the Rockies at Estes Park, Colo.
TONYA BUTLER, ESQ., LL.M.
Tonya Butler, Esq., LL.M. is an entertainment attorney, music business professor, and former record label executive from Los Angeles. Currently working with Hollywood's prestigious LA Film School, Tonya has business and legal experience with several music and film companies, such as Rhino Records, Pioneer Entertainment, and MGM Music. Her work in film contracts includes blockbuster movies such as “Legally Blonde II”, “Barbershop”, “Walking Tall” and “Die Another Day”. Butler also has several art-direction and marketing credits for projects by CeCe Winans, Oleta Adams, Peter Frampton, Kirk Whalum, and Ray Charles.
Ray Sylvester is an associate professor of marketing and personal branding in Anderson University's Falls School of Business. He was a senior lecturer and leader of two music business programs at Buckinghamshire New University. He co-wrote the first music business program in Europe in 1996. Ray has presented across both Europe and the US on the topic of personal branding. He also has personal branding chapter and case study contributions published through academic books, in both the US and the UK. He is a chartered Marketer and holds an MSc in Behavioral Science and an MA in Management. As a personal branding coach, Ray works with executives, professional athletes, and chart-topping artists/musicians. Ray is due to complete his doctoral research in music artist brand management in early 2016.