Armen Shaomian, DMA, is an associate professor in Sport and Entertainment Management at the University of South Carolina. He is a pianist and educator, with an extensive background in performing arts, education, and arts management consulting. An active concert pianist, he was one of the youngest students accepted at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, Sweden, by the age of 7. He has performed concerts at venues in Europe and the United States, including the Royal Concert Hall and the Globe Arena in Stockholm, the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland, Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor, MI, Orchestra Hall in Detroit, MI, and the Gusman Concert Hall in Miami, FL. His dissertation on Swedish National-Romantic Music is published by VDM Vergal, and his piano recordings of composer Hugo Alfvén are featured on Vax Records' Vaxholm - Ett Dubbelnöje and are available on Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon. Dr. Shaomian currently serves as the Faculty Principal of Preston Residential College at the University of South Carolina and is the Immediate Past President of MEIEA.