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Our music business partnership with Stage AE (AEG/Promo West) and other concert venues and promoters such as Live Nation, The Roxian Theatre, Drusky Entertainment, PPG Paints Arena, Opus One and many others gives our SAEM students taking courses in entertainment music business direct access to key job opportunities in the entertainment field.

Additionally, Point Park University has its own student-managed record label called Pioneer Records. Through the record label, students learn about record promotion, marketing and booking — including planning and hosting live concerts. Pioneer Records is unique among colleges and universities in the Pittsburgh region and is a cooperative partnership with Red Caiman Studios, a commercial recording studio in Pittsburgh's Uptown section.

SAEM Alumni Working in Entertainment Management

Our SAEM alumni working in entertainment management include:

Entertainment Management Faculty, Coursework and Internships

Faculty including Ed Traversari, MBA, former Pittsburgh concert promoter (DiCesare Engler Productions and Live Nation); Kendra Ross, ABD, formerly with Universal Music Group; Greg Joseph, band member of The Clarks; Melinda Colaizzi, singer/songwriter, founder of Women Who Rock and principal at Pitch Consulting; Bill Deasy, singer, songwriter and special events manager for Allegheny County; and Jesse Naus, owner of Red Caiman Studiosbring a wealth of live entertainment business experience into the classroom.

They serve as key mentors to our students, guiding them on how to contribute to growing the next generation of music and entertainment executives.

Entertainment music management coursework in the SAEM department includes:

  • Business of Live Entertainment
  • Emerging Trends in the Music Industry
  • Event Management
  • Facility and Venue Design
  • Pioneer Records
  • Production Tour Management
  • Talent and Booking
  • Ticketing

Additionally, a full-semester internship, working with industry professionals, is required to complete the SAEM degree. Multiple internships throughout the program are encouraged.

Learn more about the SAEM department.