Andrew Surmani and Carl Anderson

Andrew Surmani is Assistant Professor of Music Industry Studies and serves as the Academic Lead of the Master of Arts in Music Industry Administration degree program at California State University, Northridge. Andrew has worked for over 30 in the music industry, most recently for 29 years at Alfred Music as Chief Marketing Officer overseeing global sales, marketing, and product development. While at Alfred Music he helped launch some of the company’s most successful product lines.

He currently serves as the CEO of Caleb Chapman’s Soundhouse, a contemporary music performance studio based in Utah that will be franchised all over the world.

A co-author of the best-selling series, Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory and the newly published Copyright Handbook for Music Educators and Directors, Andrew has also conducted workshops on music education and music industry topics throughout the world.

Andrew also works as a freelance musician, and has performed in the Montreux (Switzerland), Istanbul (Turkey), Juan-les-Pins (France), Jazz à Vienne (France), Umbria (Italy), Lake Biwa (Japan), San Sebastian (Spain), and Wigan (England) international jazz festivals. He has performed in the concert halls of Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall and Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center. Additionally, he led a band and played lead trumpet in two shows at Walt Disney World, and also managed high school groups on tour to Hawaii and Japan for a music production company.

Andrew was a founding board member and is past president of the Jazz Education Network (JEN).

Carl Anderson directs the Music Business and Music and Entertainment Industry programs at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois and holds a degree in Business Finance from Bradley. Mr. Anderson spent 28 years in private industry in the music products industry managing Kidder Music Service, Inc., one of the largest music retailers in the country.  He has recently authored a book entitled "The Music Products Industry: A Textbook for Music Business Students".

Mr. Anderson is a commercial trombone player in the Central Illinois area, specializing in traditional jazz from the 20’s and 30’s. He has performed with many jazz groups including the Lawrence Welk All-Stars, the Harry James Orchestra, and the Temptations.

Mr. Anderson is the founder of the Central Illinois Jazz Orchestra and the leader of the Carl Anderson New Orleans Jazz Band, which has produced and recorded three separate albums. He is in the horn line for the popular rock/funk group, J.C. & The Redemption.  Additionally, he is a member of the Prairie Wind Ensemble where he has served as trombonist, soloist, and guest conductor.  He is also the conductor of the St. Jude Catholic Parish Wind Ensemble. Each summer he acts as the principal trombonist for the Peoria Municipal Band. Mr. Anderson is also a private trombone instructor and low brass clinician. When he is not playing music, you can find him under water as an avid swimmer, scuba diver, and certified PADI Dive Master.

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