Curb College Announces Chairman, Promotions

Rush Hicks

Belmont’s Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business (CEMB) has named Rush Hicks Chairman of the Music Business Program for the coming academic year. He has over 25 years experience as an artist manager and music business attorney and has been an assistant professor in the Curb College since 2005. In his new role, Hicks will continue to teach while overseeing the academic operations of the Music Business program including curriculum development, course scheduling, and adjunct faculty hiring. Reach him at
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Jim Kaiser

Longtime adjunct professor and AES President Jim Kaiser will join the college full-time as Instructor of Audio Engineering Technology. He has two decades of experience as an entrepreneur and engineer, including recently working as mastering engineer with MasterMix Nashville where his credits included Martina McBride, Kenny Chesney, and more.  [email protected]

Drew Ramsey

On board as an adjunct since 2008, Drew Ramsey is joining full time as Instructor of Songwriting. With more than 20 years experience, he is a two-time Grammy nominated songwriter, and multi-Grammy winner with production partner Shannon Sanders, who together recorded songs by India.Arie, John Legend, Jonny Lang, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, and Nicole C. Mullen. [email protected]

Dwayne O'Brien

Dwayne O’Brien, co-founder and songwriter behind hitmaking band Little Texas, will join the music business faculty full-time as Instructor of Music Business. [email protected]

Jamie Stamey

Jamie Stamey, who has worked at Belmont since 2008, is promoted to full time Internship Coordinator. [email protected]


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