Kim L. Wangler, M.M, M.B.A joined the faculty of Appalachian State University in 2005 as the Director of the Music Industry Studies Program. Ms. Wangler teaches music management, marketing and entrepreneurship to music business and performance majors. She has served in the industry as President of the Board of Directors for the Orchestra of Northern New York, House Manager for the Community Performance Series (serving audiences of over 1,000 people) and as CEO of Bel Canto Reeds – a successful on-line venture. She also consults with local musicians through Ars Nova Consulting. Ms. Wangler served on the board of the College Music Society in the inaugural Music Industry Studies position. She has served on the boards of the Music and Entertainment Industry Educators Association, Singers of Renaissance, and on the Cultural Resources Board for the Town of Boone. She is published through Hal Leonard, Sage Publishing, and the MEIEA and NACWPI journals as well as the College Music Society Symposium. Along with her academic work Ms. Wangler enjoys teaching private bassoon lessons and performing with the Watauga Community Band, Northern Symphonic Winds, and in solo and chamber work at the Hayes School of Music.