Closer Look: Inside KSU’s Music & Entertainment Business Program; Summer Indie Artist Caroline Aiken

Billboard recently named Kennesaw State University’s Joel A. Katz Music and Entertainment Business Program one of its “top music business schools” of the year. MEBUS Program Director and senior lecturer Keith Perissi, and Dani Klekot, a student in the program, spoke to Closer Look with Rose Scott about what sets the program apart.
Billboard recently named Kennesaw State University’s Joel A. Katz Music and Entertainment Business Program one of its “top music business schools” of the year. MEBUS Program Director and senior lecturer Keith Perissi, and Dani Klekot, a student in the program, spoke to Closer Look with Rose Scott about what sets the program apart.
Credit Candace Wheeler

Friday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: Rose gives a news brief on the death of Pedro Arriago Santoya, who died while in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody at Stewart County Detention Center in Columbus, Georgia.
  • 2:19: Billboard recently named Kennesaw State University’s Joel A. Katz Music and Entertainment Business Program (MEBUS) one of its “top music business schools” of the year for the second year in a row. The program was featured alongside some of the country’s most prestigious programs from Syracuse University to the Berklee College of Music. Founded in 2010, Kennesaw University’s program has gained notoriety for giving students the opportunity to take classes with professional actors and Grammy award-winning artists. The Closer Look team recently paid a visit to MEBUS Program Director and senior lecturer Keith Perissi, and Dani Klekot, a student in the program, to learn more about what sets KSU’s Music Business and Entertainment program apart.
  • 32:52: Athens-based singer-songwriter Caroline Aiken joins Closer Look in studio for our 2019 Summer Indie Music series. She’s joined by David Herndon, on guitar, Eddie Glikin, a percussionist and violinist Adam Poulin. We learn more about her musical journey and the inspiration behind her sound. For more information about Caroline Aiken, click here.
Guitarist David Herndon, violinist Adam Poulin, singer-songwriter and guitarist Caroline Aiken, percussionist Eddie Glikin. (Photo credit: Grace Walker)

Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler and Grace Walker. Joy Barge is a contributing producer.