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Steve Albini, a legendary Chicago-based musician and audio engineer, kicked off the Drexel University Music Industry Program’s new Visiting Lecture Series on Nov. 14.

Legendary Album Engineer Steve Albini Touts Community Through Campus Lecture

Drexel University’s Music Industry Program welcomed Steve Albini, a legendary Chicago-based musician and audio engineer, to kick off its new Visiting Lecture Series on Nov. 14.
The event featured a Q&A between Jefferson and Philadelphia Inquirer music critic Dan DeLuca, who had previously interviewed Joe Jefferson about the release, and sat with a copy of the vinyl record on his lap throughout the discussion.

Drexel Celebrates Collaborative Album Release, Rediscovered Group and the History of Philadelphia Soul

Upon the release of Nat Turner Rebellion’s debut album 50 years after its recording, Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and its MAD Dragon Music Group brought together the album’s many collaborators and the group’s sole-surviving member for an evening of celebration and remembrance.
band members of Nat Turner Rebellion

50 Years After It Was Recorded, Drexel's Student Record Label Helps Philly Band Release Its Album

Nat Turner Rebellion was an up-and-coming band in the golden age of Philadelphia soul music. They opened for the chart-topping Delfonics. They had a hit-making agent, signed with a renowned record label and recorded enough tracks for an album. Then it all fell apart. Now, some 50 years later, the un-released album will be making its debut on Drexel University’s student-run MAD Dragon Records label.

Jeff Apruzzese and his wife Paige Holbrook at the Cliffs of Moher from a trip to Ireland over the winter break.

Employee Spotlight: Jeff Apruzzese, the Former Passion Pit Bassist Who’s Playing a New Tune in Drexel’s Music Industry Program

The new associate program director of Drexel University’s music industry program is using his experiences as the bassist of the indie electronica band to teach students about being on the live music side of the music industry.
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WKDU Marks 15th Annual Electronic Music Marathon With Fundraising Milestone

The annual WKDU Electronic Music Marathon had a record-breaking year of fundraising for its 15th anniversary, raising over $9,000 in total with half of the proceeds going to three local nonprofit organizations.



Gabby Frost in a Buddy Project shirt she designed. Photo credit Lexi Shannon.

Meet the Drexel Student Advocating for Mental Health Through Her Nonprofit

For the last five years, Drexel student Gabby Frost has expanded the Buddy Project non-profit organization she founded that promotes mental health awareness and suicide prevention — and she has no plans to stop.
One child had the opportunity to touch and feel a real-life dinosaur fossil at the Academy of Natural Sciences during Drexel's Inspire a Child to Dream event.

Little Dragons Inspired to Dream — and Create, and Play — at Annual Event

At 2018’s annual Inspire a Child to Dream Day, the children of Drexel faculty and staff came to campus for a special day of activities.
Walshy Fire

Walshy Fire, of EDM Group Major Lazer, Brings Dancehall Reggae to Drexel

Accomplished electronic dance music MC/DJ and record producer of the trio Major Lazer, Walshy Fire, will be on campus this week to share his talent and knowledge of the music industry with students from Westphal College of Media Arts & Design. The visit will culminate with a public lecture and performance by Fire on Tuesday, April 10 at 7 p.m.  
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Drexel Opens State-of-the-Art Sound Studio

Future music producers, audio engineering and music executives being trained in Drexel University’s music industry program will now have access to the most technologically advanced recording studio of its kind in Philadelphia. The University opened a new music industry facility at One Drexel Plaza, that was conceived by faculty in the program, in collaboration with the acoustic design team behind Jimi Hendrix’s legendary Electric Lady Studios in New York.
Bitty McLean

Rankin Scholars Bitty McLean and Guillaume Bougard Combine Reggae With Philly Soul From Sigma Sound Collection

A pair of reggae innovators will visit Drexel University this fall to share their experiences in the music industry with students in Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and to explore the trove of Philadelphia soul music in Drexel’s Sigma Sound Studio Archives. Bitty McLean, a reggae artist with three top-10 hits as a performer and a No. 1 album to his credit as a producer; and Guillaume Bougard, who operates one of the most successful independent reggae record labels in Europe; will serve as Westphal’s 2017 Rankin Scholars, holding a mixing demonstration in the Pearlstein Gallery on Nov. 2 and a series of lectures from Oct. 31 to Nov. 8 while also working on a new album in Drexel’s recording studio.
Wyclef Jean performs an a cappella rap for music industry students.

Wyclef Jean Gives Drexel Students Advice — and a Chance to Freestyle

The Grammy-winning hip-hop artist spoke to music industry students about remaining true to themselves and how he’s been able to do it for more than two decades, then opened up the floor for a jam session they won’t soon forget. 
Alexandra Pickens on her co-op at a public school in India.

How to Make the Most of Your Drexel Co-op

The co-op is an essential part of a typical Drexel education, but the process can raise a lot of questions. DrexelNow sought the advice of four co-op veterans, who weighed in with tips on the interview process, overcoming hurdles and leaving employers with a good impression.