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Photo Gallery: SU announces new Bandier Program for Music and the Entertainment Industries
Photo Gallery: SU announces new Bandier Program for Music and the Entertainment IndustriesJune 08, 2006SU News ServicesSUnews@syr.edu
Syracuse University Chancellor and President Nancy Cantor announced the creation of the new Bandier Program for Music and the Entertainment Industries and the new EMI Center for Internship, Mentoring and Career Development at a kick-off event June 5 at the Total Request Live studios at MTV.
The Bandier Program, funded through a generous grant by Martin Bandier ’62, chairman and co-CEO of EMI Music Publishing, will be a robust 128-credit undergraduate program combining on-campus instruction with internships, special extracurricular activities and a London study-abroad experience to prepare new generations of music and entertainment leaders. The program is a collaboration of SU’s College of Visual and Performing Arts, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Martin J. Whitman School of Management, and College of Arts and Sciences.
The EMI Center, established by a generous gift from EMI Music Publishing, will help students to become involved in internship, mentoring and career opportunities.
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More than 150 New York City high school students, music executives and SU representatives pack the TRL studios for the announcement and a Q&A session.
John Sykes ’77, president of network development for MTV; Martin Bandier; singer songwriter Alicia Keys; and Jason Flom, president and CEO of Virgin Records, on stage at the TRL studios for the announcement and a follow-up Q&A session with high school students.
As Bandier Program director David Rezak looks on, SU Chancellor and President Nancy Cantor presents Martin Bandier with a framed copy of a full-page advertisement SU placed in Billboard magazine to celebrate Bandier’s gift and the new program.
A student poses a question during the Q&A.
Martin Bandier responds to a question as John Sykes looks on.
A student asks a question.
Jay-Z and Alicia Keys
Plenty of opportunity to mingle as the event concludes.