Theodore Piechocinski

Theodore Piechocinski Associate Professor, Coordinator and Director of ISU's Music Business Program holds a Juris Doctor degree from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, an M.M. in  saxophone performance from New Mexico State University, and a B.S. in music education from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Prior to joining ISU's faculty, he had extensive experience in the music industry as a music/copyright attorney and as a music publishing senior executive at Cherry Lane Music Co. in New York City, Ludwig Music Publishing in Cleveland, OH, FJH Music co. in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and MusicExpresso, an innovative online music publishing venture.

At Cherry Lane Music, Prof. Piechocinski negotiated and drafted print publishing deals to represent such diverse artists as Metallica, Van Halen, Dave Matthews Band, Joe Satrianai, Bonnie Raitt, Barbra Streisand, and "Weird" Al Yankovic, among many others. He also negotiated numerous international licenses for foreign editions of educational materials.

While working in New York City, he also served on the Board of Directors for the Music Publisher's Association of the United States.  Throughout his career, he has spoken at numerous national and international conferences, conventions, and symposia of students, educators, music retailers, and music publishers on a variety of music industry-related topics.

In the summer of 2006, Prof. Piechocinski was a visiting professor at the Shenyang Conservatory of Music - South Campus, in Shenyang, China where he taught an introductory music business course to Chinese students.  Prof. Piechocinski has written many articles on copyright and other industry-related topics and serves as an active advisor and consultant to artists, institutions, and publishing companies across the country.

J.D. Cleveland-Marshall College of Law;
M.M. New Mexico State University;
B.S. University of Missouri-Columbia