Saturday, March 24, 2007
Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona, CA
Present: R. Chappell (Anderson U), R. Sanchez (U Miami), W. Bulla
(Belmont), K. Kemmerer (Albright C), S. Marcone (William Patterson U),
B. Sosnick (Five Towns C), C. Knisely (Harrisburg Area CC/York C), B.
Ronkin (Northeastern), A. Lawrence (Northeastern U), M. Lewis
(Valparaiso), A. Johnson (Berklee C), K. Wangler (Appalachian State),
B. Garfrerick (U North Alabama), K. Kellogg (Berklee C), T. Butler (U
Memphis), T. Fansler (Dallas Baptist C), R. Strasser (Northeastern), T.
Papadopoulos (Victoria U), M. Nelson (C St Rose), P. Freidlander (Cal
State Chico), C. Armstrong (Butler U), K. Hatschek (U of Pacific), K.
Woelfel (U Colorado Boulder), T. Baskerville (Sherwood Pub), M.
Crawford (TN State U), D. Schreiber (Albright C), B. Gaber (Florida
State), D. Gorder (Berklee C), J. Snyder (Loyola New Orleans), S. Gloor
(U Colorado Denver), D. Wujcik (Belmont U), G. Mager (U New
Haven), J. Malone (U North Alabama), P. Alhadeff (Berklee C), S. Elton
(U Miami), T. Piedroncinski (Indiana State U), R. Hicks (Belmont), A.
Williams (U Mass Lowell), J. Hearn (U North Alabama), M. Miller (Cal
Poly Pomona) (40)
The meeting was called to order at 9:48 am by Chappell.
Secretary Report (Kemmerer)
Motion to approve minutes: Marcone
Treasurer’s Report (Bulla)
See appendix A
Motion to approve treasures report: Sosnick
Membership Report (Wangler)
76 active members
49 institution I
33 institution II
Announcement that updated online membership forms are forthcoming;
please complete as completely as possible for our record accuracy and
also for accurate dissemination of information to queries to the main
Vice-President’s Report (Sanchez)
Largest slate of candidates and highest percentage of voters in history
Overview of election results; introduction of new and returning board
Dir. Student Relations: Kopplin
Dir. Membership: Garfrerick
Journal Editor: Ronkin
Ezine Editor: Tough
**elected to a one-year appointment filling vacant seats
President’s Report (Chappell)
Yearly recap: New administrative assistant is Suzanne Clement;
meiea sponsored/partnered with several conferences and trade
organizations inc. Brevard, Inside the Music Business, Leadership Music
Digital Summit, NASM, NARAS Summit, MENC, NAMM.
Interest in pursuing another NARAS Summit in fall 2007; more
information is forthcoming.
We had four regional conferences in fall 2006. All were
outstanding and all are encouraged to work with their students to
develop a regional conference proposal for their institution.
Branding Committee Report (Bulla)
Overview of branding initiatives inc. ads in Billboard ads, MENC
Journal, Variety Online, membership plaques, and redesigned website.
Presentation of graduated sponsorship opportunities, linked to “Why
Support MEIEA” on website. If anyone wants to sponsor
please contact the office at email@example.com
Question whether it is time to appoint a marketing director, since one
of our current primary objectives is visibility through marketing and
branding initiative. Discussion that right now our branding
initiatives are manageable from within.
Question about what we are planning to do with the “extra” money borne
from the increased marketing and branding campaign. Discussion
that we are not as solvent as most believe, compared to other
associations; funds that currently exist are the result of 30 years of
not spending, not any initiative toward building revenue.
Research Grants (Ronkin)
Research grants launched 2006; three categories: junior
facultyn($1500), senior faculty ($2000), and practitioner/faculty
J. Kellogg awarded junior faculty grant. Next junior faculty
grant deadline June 15.
Senior faculty grant received no applications so the deadline has been
extended to June 15.
Information for application on website.
Call for MEIEA Conference hosts 2009, 2010, 2011 (Chappell)
2008: Five Towns College
2008 MEIEA Conference in Five Towns College, Dix Hills, NY (Sosnick)
March 28 – 29, 2008
Campus will be closed so we have complete access to
all campus facilities.
As part of branding charge, looking to partner with
Submission by S. Marcone:
“Respectfully submit that the MEIEA/MEISA conferences be held on a
rotating basis beginning in fall 2009 as follows:
2009: anywhere except Nashville, LA, NYC metro
2012: NYC metro
2013: anywhere except Nashville, LA, NYC metro
2016: NYC metro
(Essentially a four-year rotating basis of three years in centers with
industry: NYC, LA, Nashville, fourth year anywhere else.)
William Patterson University of New Jersey”
Discussion that this may exclude schools from hosting that are not in
one of those hotspots. On the other hand, it may be a recruiting
tool to be able to predict where the conference will be in ‘x’ number
of years; allows for regional ‘centers’. May be more important to
build relevance for attendance at association rather that attendance
based on geographical location. May necessitate rise on
conference fees to accommodate regular rotation. Perhaps
partnering with another, existing conference is something to
explore. Board will consider and bring back to general membership.
Kudos to B. Chappell for excellence as a two-term
Speaker’s/Consultant Bureau is available as a
resource for all members; link is on website
Marcone: new book is available
Wangler: Concern was raised regarding CMS
recognizing Music Business as a track within their
organization. Wangler asked anyone working or presenting at CMS to
collaborate in an effort to
raise awareness of this degree track.
Motion to adjourn meeting: Marcone
The meeting was adjourned at 10:30 am.