Mulraine To Lead MTSU Recording Industry Dept.

Dr. Loren Mulraine

MTSU has named longtime professor Dr. Loren Mulraine chairman of its acclaimed Recording Industry department. He moves into the role following the retirement of Chris Haseleu.

Mulraine is an entertainment law attorney who has taught at MTSU since 1998, including serving two stints as interim associate dean of the College of Mass Communication.

As chairman of the recording industry department, he says he will “expand and diversify our programs so we’re not just focusing on ‘recording industry’ but entertainment, which also means music for film, TV and gaming.”

He wants to expand the department’s presence on Music Row, create more industry partnerships to help maintain the program’s quality in the wake of budget cuts, and develop a greater online presence with more distance-learning courses.

In recent years the program has added a Master of Fine Arts in Recording Arts and Technology, as well as a commercial songwriting concentration. MTSU’s recording-industry department, which is the largest of its kind in the United States, boasts more than 1,200 majors and 28 full-time faculty members.

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