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. 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. Ms. Wangler also currently serves as an independent consultant for entrepreneurial musicians through Ars Nova Consulting, and has held positions as Vice Chairman for the Cultural Resources Board for the town of Boone, NC and on the Music and Entertainment Industry Educators Association national board of directors. Ms. Wangler currently holds the inaugural Music Industry Chair for the College Music Society. She is published through Hal Leonard, Sage Publishing, CMS Symposium, and the MEIEA and NACWPI journals. Along with her academic work Ms. Wangler enjoys performing on her bassoon with the Watauga Community Band, Northern Symphonic Winds, and in solo and chamber work at the Hayes School of Music.