Co-Founder Becomes Program Director of SUU Music Technology Graduate Degree

Published: June 15, 2021 | Author: Ashley H Palmer | Category: Arts

The Department of Music at Southern Utah University is honored and excited to welcome Dan Anderegg to their faculty as the new Program Director of the Master of Music in Music Technology. Anderegg teaches music technology with a focus on project based learning. He is a composer for film and television with music airing on major network television shows such as Grey's Anatomy (ABC), Franklin and Bash (CBS), Save Me (NBC), and Vampire Diaries (CW). After studying piano at the University of Utah, he decided to transition to composition for film and TV. Anderegg completed a Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Upon graduation, he landed a prestigious internship with the Emmy's Foundation which took him to Los Angeles where he worked as a composer's assistant for Danny Lux.Dan Anderegg is SUU's new Program Director of the Master in Music, Music Technology

Anderegg said, “I see a lot of opportunity with the formation of new degrees such as the BFA in Film and the BM in Commercial Music. I'm looking forward to contributing to the formation of an on-campus model entertainment industry that will mimic what students will work in upon graduation providing the most realistic experience possible to our learners. SUU is willing to innovate in ways that other schools shy away from because of the amount of effort. That's why I love SUU.”

He helped found the Master of Music in Music Technology program at SUU with Dr. Steven Meredith and has played a leading role in the development of the curriculum as it evolves year after year. He started teaching because he loved the challenge of helping create a master’s degree in music delivered entirely online. He still sees this as an exciting challenge and is humbled by the success the program has exhibited.

Dr. Lawrence Johnson, Chair of the Department of Music at SUU, shared, “The SUU Master of Music in Music Technology program will continue to thrive under the leadership of its director, Dan Anderegg. Dan has already done so much for the program as faculty and interim director, including the alignment of courses in order to join with Academic Partnerships to grow the program, and the creation of a ‘carousel’ class rotation for students to matriculate in any semester and still graduate in the normal amount of time. Now that Dan is officially the full-fledged director, the MMMT program couldn't be in better hands and the music department looks forward to a prosperous future for the program.”

The College of Performing and Visual Arts at SUU is excited for Dan Anderegg to serve as the Program Director for the Master of Music in Music Technology and to continue working with and engaging the graduate students. For more information about the Department of Music at SUU, please visit suu.edu/pva/music.

About the College of Performing and Visual Arts

The College of Performing and Visual Arts (CPVA) at Southern Utah University comprises 26 academic programs including liberal arts (BA/BS) and professional (BFA, BM, BMEd) degrees in art, design, dance, music, and theatre. It includes graduate programs in the fields of arts administration (MFA, MA), music education (MME), and music technology (MM). More than 60 full-time faculty and staff are engaged in teaching and mentoring nearly 800 majors in the College. CPVA presents over 100 performances, lectures, presentations, and exhibitions each year and is affiliated with the Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA), Utah Shakespeare Festival, and the Center for Shakespeare Studies. Southern Utah University is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD), National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD), National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), and the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) making SUU the first public university in the state of Utah to be accredited by all four associations. For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts, visit suu.edu/pva.


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