Faculty Spotlight

Henri BenardHenri Benard

Henri Benard is a multi-instrumentalist with Award-Winning Phoenix-based groups Dry River Yacht Club, Peachcake, and Traveler. Henri has been actively involved in the Music Industry for 11+ years, with experience in artist management, merchandising, copyright, promotions, licensing, publishing, and live performance. His performing experiences include both national and international touring, performing shows in 39 US States, as well as festival performances in Canada.

Teaching: MUC09 Merchandising and The Law; MUC210 Concert Promotion and Touring

Email: henri.benard@mesacc.edu

Website: http://www.dryriveryachtclub.com

Barry GoldsteinBarry Goldstein

Barry Goldstein’s musical experience spans many styles and genres from Co-Producing the Grammy Award winning track "69 Freedom Special" with Les Paul for Best Rock Instrumental in 2005, to providing ambient music for Shirley Maclaine. Barry has composed and produced for Television, Film,  Major record labels and Top Ten Recording artists and has worked with some of the hottest studio musicians in the industry!

Teaching: MTC111 Lyric Writing and MTC111 Songwriting Techniques

Email: barry.goldstein@mesacc.edu

Website: www.barrygoldsteinmusic.com/

Bob ConradCONRAD (Bob Conrad)

Marketing and promotions guru, Conrad has been in the Music Industry for over 40 years. He has worked extensively with major record labels and superstar music acts including, Bruce Springsteen, U2, Metallica, The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Pink Floyd, among many others. As a Promotions Manager for Columbia Records, he garnered over 40 gold and platinum records with the artists under his representation. Conrad is, currently, a partner at Tad Management and promotes major entertainment events across the country.

Teaching: MUC211 Artist Management and Talent Development

Email: bob.conrad@mesacc.edu |

Website: http://tadmgmt.com/

Linda DickermanLinda Dickerman

Linda Dickerman is a Certified Public Accountant and owns Strategic Points Business Solutions. She has experience in long-term financial and business planning including entrepreneurial business systems, and small business taxation. She has 10+ years of experience in strategic business planning in industries such as Entertainment, Hospitality, Tourism, Construction, Education and Real Estate.

Teaching: MUC209 Music Industry Entrepreneurship

Email: linda.dickerman@mesacc.edu |

Mary Papenhausen
Mary Papenhausen
Mary Papenhause

Mary Papenhausen brings over 15 years of experience in the music entertainment, distribution and retail industry. She has held many key roles in record marketing, promotions and sales with positions at BMG/Sony, Virgin Entertainment, among others.  As the Promotions Director and Buyer for ZIA Record Exchange, Mary oversees all aspects of internet, mobile, social and in-store marketing and manages large market territories across the Western US.

Teaching: MUC295AA Self-Promotion for the Music Industry

Email: mary.papenhausen@mesacc.edu |

Robb VallierRobb Vallier

Robb Vallier is a successful songwriter, composer and producer with multiple Award-winning credits and projects including music for films: Band of Brothers, Mr. Holland’s Opus, and Showgirls and music for Broadway, TV, Commercials and Live Events including: The Olympics, Spamalot, TNT television, and American Idol. Robb also leads record production for recording studios in Los Angeles and Phoenix. His recording work includes the Wailing Souls and the Gin Blossoms.

Teaching: MUC240 Creative Music Production; MUC242 Music Genres and Styles

Email: robb.vallier@mesacc.edu |

Rob WegnerRob Wegner

Rob is a skilled professional DJ with extensive experience in Live DJ Performance. He has been a resident DJ for such Phoenix area clubs as Zazoo, UM Club, Club 411, Sanctuary, Axis-Radius, Barcelona, and has provided DJ services to the Phoenix Suns and the NFL Players Association. Rob has been named the world's 36th most influential Club DJ's by DJ Reporter Magazine (2002) and one of Deet Promotions "Top 100" radio mix-show DJ's in the United States. (2004).

Teaching: MUC135 Live Performance Disc Jockey Techniques

Email: robert.wegner@mesacc.edu |

Matthew WenzlauMatthew Wenzlau

Matthew Wenzlau has extensive experience in music and entertainment law. He holds a J.D. from Regent University School of Law, Advanced Music Business and Legal Certifications from Berklee College of Music and University of California Los Angeles, and an M.B.A. from The W.P. Carey School of Business. Matthew is the owner of Wenzlau Law Group.

Teaching: MUC109 Merchandising and the Law; MUC110 Recording Industry & Mass Media

Email: matthew.wenzlau@mesacc.edu |

Website: http://www.arizonamusiclaw.com/