James Madison University School of Music

Music Industry


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DAVID COTTRELL, Professor, Music Industry Coordinator

Emmy-award winning composer David Cottrell has written musical scores for over 150 hours of television, including scores for National Geographic Explorer, The Discovery Channel, The Learning Channel, The History Channel, The Hallmark Channel, The Travel Channel. Notable scores include the 2003 Emmy Award winning Stalking Leopards, for National Geographic Explorer, First In Flight, the Wright Brother's Story, for the Discovery Channel, Celebrity Shark Week and Shark Week: Uncaged, for the Discovery Channel, JFK: A Presidency Revealed, and Ronald Reagan: A Legacy Remembered for the History Channel.

David's broad-ranging performance experience on the French Horn includes six seasons as principal horn for the Maryland Symphony. He has performed regularly in the Washington DC area in the National Gallery Orchestra, the Filene Center Orchestra, and the Handel Festival Orchestra. He has also performed with the National Symphony Orchestra, the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, and the Oklahoma Symphony Orchestra. He performed for the nationally broadcast All Star Salute To The Troops, the HBO special, That's What Friends Are For, as well as the pre-broadway run of Crazy For You, the 1993 Tony Award winning winner for best new musical.

David is an Apple Certified Trainer for Logic Pro, and a certified Pro-Tools operator. He teaches courses in Multitrack Recording, Music in the Entertainment and Broadcast Media, Audio Devices for Musicians, and Survey of the Music Industry as well as directing the Music Industry Internship Program.

Email: cottredx@jmu.edu
Office: 540.568.6303

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MIKAEL GLAGO, Part-Time Instructor

Glago holds a degree in Music Industry with a Classical Guitar Concentration. He is the owner of Midnight Spaghetti Productions, a concert production company that provides artist management/booking, stage/lighting, multi-track recording, and sound reinforcement. His annual fall event, Spaghettifest, is a three day music festival that features regional and national acts. Mr. Glago also performs in an original touring ensemble, and has a private studio of guitar and mandolin students.

Email: glagomj@jmu.edu
Office: 540.568.6303

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PAUL HEITSCH, Part-Time Instructor


Email: paul@pushplayaudio.com
Orrice: 540.568.6303

JOSEPH TAYLOR, Associate Professor

Joseph Taylor is the founder, principal songwriter, producer, and keyboard player for the seminal rock group Undercover, and the founder, and general manager of Brainstorm Artists International / Innocent Media, a production company and record label distributed by Sony Music and Word Records in the US and by international distributors and licensees all over the world. As a performer, Joe toured the US, Canada and Europe regularly, headlining up to 250 concerts per year at venues including the Cornerstone, Greenbelt and Flevo Festivals, The Pacific Amphitheater, Anaheim Convention Center, Disneyland, Six Flags, the Los Angeles Olympic Games, the Los Angeles Street Scene, and National Youth Workers Conventions in Los Angeles and Atlanta.

Joe has produced over 75 full-length recordings including the debut by the Grammy Award-winning group Anointed, multiple Dove-Award winners and Grammy nominees and his recordings have produced dozens of Billboard top-ten radio singles in various formats including national #1 and #2 singles with his own group. He has also worked with the Microsoft Corporation on development strategies for Interactive Media, and served as Administrative Director of the Da Camera Society, producer of Chamber Music in Historic Sites.

Joe received his MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles and MM from California State University, Fullerton. He teaches History of Rock, Artist Management, Songwriting, Marketing of Recorded Music, and Entrepreneurship in the Music Industry.

Email: taylorjw@jmu.edu
Office: 540.568.5369

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