SAE Institute Nashville taps Harrington program chair

Dr. E. Michael Harrington has been named SAE Institute Nashville’s music business program faculty chairperson.

Harrington will oversee the school’s associate-degree-level and diploma-level curriculum.

“We’re thrilled that ‘Dr. E’, as he’s referred to by our students, has joined our team,” SAE Nashville Campus Director Lynn Dorton said in a release. “His understanding of the complex landscape of today's fast-paced entertainment business, combined with his passionate approach in the classroom, helps students to form a strategic approach to real-world music business challenges, situations, and opportunities. This training will provide our Music Business Program students with a powerful competitive advantage when they enter the job market.”

Harrington has taught music business and entertainment law courses/sessions a various schools, including Berklee College of Music, Belmont University, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the University of Miami, the University of Pittsburgh, Ohio State University and William Paterson University.

Similarly, Harrington has been interviewed by The New York Times, CNN, the Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, Huffington Post, Forbes, Fortune, Reuters, Rolling Stone Magazine, the Today Show, People Magazine, ABC News Radio, Billboard Magazine and Fox News Radio

“In 2014, it’s no longer an option for a musician or creative professional to be isolated from the worlds of technology, communication, business and law,” Harrington said in the release. “I was attracted to the faculty chairperson position at SAE because I’m able to show students the many ways that these areas converge, and how they can provide economic value to prospective employers by understanding how to navigate them successfully and profitably.”