Dr. Weary is intrigued with working and thinking across genres in music, disciplines in the arts, and other academic disciplines. He has international experience as a pianist, composer, educator, and scholar. His disciplinary expertise, research, and teaching interests include music industry, entrepreneurship and innovation, intellectual property, data science, and emerging music markets. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music from San José State University, a Master of Music from William Paterson University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts from Five Towns College. He is an assistant professor in the department of music at CSUDH. He held previous faculty appointments at Wayne State University and Albright College, and was as an Agent for the Harry Fox Agency in New York City.
Hal Weary is intrigued with working and thinking across genres in music and disciplines in the arts. Throughout Dr. Weary’s career in higher education, he has developed a track record of success educating, preparing, and connecting students to successfully navigate the changing landscape of the music industry in the 21st century. His music industry experience includes Musicians’ Friend (Music Products), Verve Music Group (Record Label), and The Harry Fox Agency (Music Licensing/Publishing/Rights Management) in New York City – respectively. He was responsible for relationship management between HFA and its affiliated publishers and sister societies. He successfully spearheaded projects involving complex data analysis, business strategy, and forecasting within the context of the economics of music creation. He held previous full-time faculty appointments at Albright College and Wayne State University, where he designed, developed, taught, and coordinated two successful programs: Music Business and Music Industry Studies. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Music at Cal State Dominguez Hills.He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music from San José State University, a Master of Music in Music Management from William Paterson University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition and Arranging from Five Towns College.