Arts Online

Dr. Domecq Smith teaches for the Master of Music in Music Education Online in Rutgers Arts Online. He received a DMA from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in music education with research focusing on New Jersey public school music teacher attitudes and perceptions of the evaluation process in a state-wide study. He holds additional degrees from Manhattan School of Music and the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.

Peggy Reed is a financial services executive who has led management teams that have brought numerous insurance and investment products from idea to implementation.
Peggy also has extensive experience in developing and delivering annuity and retirement products to the non-profit market (K-12 and Higher Education, Healthcare, and State and Local Government plans).

07:700:310 The Business of Music

This dynamic 3-credit online course covers the fundamentals of the music industry from a variety of perspectives including major record labels and publishers, independent musicians and labels, managers, attorneys, and agents. Furthermore, students will gain entrepreneurial experience recording their own work and releasing/promoting it to the on-line community. There will also be some brief discussion about musician finances, job/internship acquisition/promotion, resume writing, and career building. This is the new on-line version of the former face-to-face class.

07:700:242 Country Music: A Cultural and Musical Survey

Country music has been part of American popular culture for close to 100 years. From the fiddle tunes and blue yodels of the 1920s to the Americana revival and “hick-hop” of today, music associated with rural American life has fascinated and entertained. Moreover—despite its roots in obscure, rural Southern and Western folk song—country music has become one of the most commercially successful music styles of the past decade.
Rachael Lansang is a musicologist and performer specializing in opera and contemporary vocal music. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in vocal performance at the University of Connecticut.