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Charles Whitfield, music industry executive, co-founder of Hidden Beach Records
Vanessa Ferguson, finalist from Season 12 of NBC’s “The Voice”
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The North Carolina Central University (NCCU) School of Business will host a discussion regarding the business of music at 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 27, that includes a panel of renowned industry professionals.

Participants include Vanessa Ferguson, a finalist from Season 12 of NBC’s “The Voice”; Andreao (Fanatic) Heard, record producer for Michael Jackson, Will Smith, P. Diddy, Lil’ Kim, Biggy Smalls and Ma$e; Charles Whitfield, music industry executive and co-founder of Hidden Beach Records; and Eli Davis, manager for Anthony Hamilton, the HamilTones and 9th Wonder. The discussion will be moderated by Lenora Helm Hammonds, music professor and director of NCCU’s Vocal Jazz Ensemble and owner of Zenzalai Music.

The event will take place in the auditorium at the H.M. Michaux Jr. School of Education Building, 700 Cecil St., Durham, on the campus of NCCU.

The panelists will address a number of topics related to music business, including steps taken to become masters of their respective crafts and keys to working effectively with world-famous artists. Ferguson also will discuss her experience of competing in the nationally-televised vocal competition and will perform along with students from NCCU’s Department of Music.

Students and young professionals contemplating careers in the entertainment industry will have a chance to peek behind the voice at this informative and entertaining event. To attend the free event, please register here

Management education at NCCU can be traced to the year 1910, when the institution first opened its doors to students. University documents indicate that plans were drafted during the 1926-27 academic year for the establishment of a professional School of Commerce. On July 1, 1972, the Department of Business and Economics separated from the Undergraduate School of Arts and Sciences and became the School of Business.  The School of Business includes majors in accounting, business administration with a concentration in marketing, management, human resources, finance and entrepreneurship, computer information systems and hospitality and tourism management.


Published: Thursday, March 22, 2018
by Director of Marketing and Communications, Quiana M Shepard

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