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Cole, Steve

Music Business, Recording Arts, Popular Music, Saxophone
Degree
M.B.A. University of Chicago, Booth School of Business
Office
Loras Hall 205
Phone
(651) 962-5893
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5893
Mail
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave., BEC 5
St. Paul, MN 55105
A native of Chicago, Illinois, Steve Cole attended Northwestern University, where he explored modern classical music for saxophone under the tutelage of Dr. Fredrick Hemke, and business at the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business where he earned his MBA. 

Initially classically trained, Steve was a Young Arts prize winner, and had the honor of performing as soloist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at the age of 18.  Before focusing on his music career, Steve worked in consulting and strategy development with Bain & Company, and Baxter International, and served as Director of Finance and Administration for the Sherwood Conservatory of Music in Chicago, IL.  In addition, Steve is a former two term Governor of the Middle West chapter of the The Recording Academy.

Cole's artist career began in earnest in 1998 when he was signed to Atlantic Records.  On his seven subsequent releases (Atlantic, Warner Brothers, EMI/Blue Note, Mack Avenue/Artistry) he has posted five #1 national radio hits, sold hundreds of thousands of albums, received the prestigious Prism award for best new artist, and has been featured in numerous publications including Alternative Press, Jazz Times, Radio & Records, and Billboard magazine.  In addition to his work as solo artist, Steve has performed, and/or recorded, with Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, Boz Scaggs, Larry Carlton, Jeff Lorber, Jim Peterik, Freddie Cole, Cyrus Chestnut, KMFDM, as has been a featured soloist with the City of Prague Orchestra, and The Chicago Symphony Orchestra.   

Before joining the faculty of the University of St. Thomas, Steve held the position of Assistant Professor of Arts, Entertainment, & Media Management at Columbia College Chicago where he was the head of the Music Business program, and Chair of the Music Business Division at the McNally Smith College of Music.  Currently, Steve is under contract as an artist with the prestigious Mack Aveneue/Artisty record label, and as as a writer with Universal Music Publishing.  An accomplished musician, writer, producer, and educator, Steve maintains a rigorous international touring schedule, and is a sought after lecturer and clinician.  

Fall 2017 Courses

Fall 2017 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
GMUS 580 - 01 Perf Study:Saxophone 30' - - - - - - - -
CRN: 40351 1 Credit Hours Instructor: Steven R. Finckle

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MUSC 001 - 01 Student Convocation Hour See Details * *
CRN: 40433 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Steven R. Finckle The student convocation hour is for all music majors regardless of specialization. This course meets three times per semester for each semester of enrollment and gives the community of learners performance opportunities, lectures/ discussions on topics applicable to all music concentrations; and lecture/discussions on topics specific to each music concentration.

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BEC LL30A1200-131514 Sep '17
BEC LL30A1200-131517 Oct '17
BEC LL30A1200-131521 Nov '17
MUSC 160 - 01 Introduction to Music Business - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 BEC LL30A
CRN: 40635 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Steven R. Finckle This course provides an overview of the music industry, exploring and examining aspects of technology, economics, industry structures, marketing, audiences, and artistic innovations and trends. Students will begin exploring personal career interests.

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MUSP 141 - 01 Perf Study: Saxophone 30' - - - - - - - -
CRN: 40220 1 Credit Hours Instructor: Steven R. Finckle elective Students must complete an online Lesson Registration Form with the music department in addition to registering through Murphy. Please got to the following link and read the ‘Registration’ section. http://www.stthomas.edu/music/undergraduate/lessons

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MUSP 141 - 02 Perf Study: Saxophone 50' - - - - - - - -
CRN: 40642 1 Credit Hours Instructor: Steven R. Finckle elective Students must complete an online Lesson Registration Form with the music department in addition to registering through Murphy. Please got to the following link and read the ‘Registration’ section. http://www.stthomas.edu/music/undergraduate/lessons

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MUSP 241 - 01 Applied BA: Saxophone 50' - - - - - - - -
CRN: 40763 1 Credit Hours Instructor: Steven R. Finckle Students must complete an online Lesson Registration Form with the music department in addition to registering through Murphy. Please got to the following link and read the ‘Registration’ section. http://www.stthomas.edu/music/undergraduate/lessons

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J-Term 2018 Courses

J-Term 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Spring 2018 Courses

Spring 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
MUSC 001 - 01 Student Convocation Hour See Details * *
CRN: 20399 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Steven R. Finckle The student convocation hour is for all music majors regardless of specialization. This course meets three times per semester for each semester of enrollment and gives the community of learners performance opportunities, lectures/ discussions on topics applicable to all music concentrations; and lecture/discussions on topics specific to each music concentration.

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Location Time Day(s)
BEC LL30A1200-131520 Feb '18
BEC LL30A1200-131522 Mar '18
BEC LL30A1200-131524 Apr '18
MUSC 263 - 01 Entrepreneurial Careers Music - - W - - - - 0935 - 1040 BEC LL03
CRN: 21503 1 Credit Hours Instructor: Steven R. Finckle With special emphasis on entrepreneurship, innovation, & self-efficacy, this course will explore the skills, values and practices that are essential to creating successful and fulfilling careers in music. Through case study, class discussion, and individual/group projects, students will explore best practices for creating successful careers in the creative industries, as well as the modern media tools necessary for sustainable career growth. Assignments in this class will guide you in the processes of defining your career vision and articulating your goals; developing a portfolio to represent your work; developing skills to respond to emerging opportunities; and developing an actionable plan for activating your professional career. This course is restricted to music major and minor students.

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MUSC 480 - 01 Music Business Seminar - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 BEC LL30A
CRN: 20791 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Steven R. Finckle A course involving individual research that is shared among the participants. Guest speakers from various areas of music business, the electronic media industries and arts management make presentations to the seminar, which is under the direction of a faculty coordinator. A major research project is required. Prerequisite: At least Junior standing

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Location Time Day(s)
MUSP 141 - 01 Perf Study: Saxophone 30' - - - - - - - -
CRN: 20203 1 Credit Hours Instructor: Steven R. Finckle elective Students must complete an online Lesson Registration Form with the music department in addition to registering through Murphy. Please got to the following link and read the ‘Registration’ section. http://www.stthomas.edu/music/undergraduate/lessons

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MUSP 141 - 02 Perf Study: Saxophone 50' - - - - - - - -
CRN: 20489 1 Credit Hours Instructor: Steven R. Finckle elective Students must complete an online Lesson Registration Form with the music department in addition to registering through Murphy. Please got to the following link and read the ‘Registration’ section. http://www.stthomas.edu/music/undergraduate/lessons

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MUSP 241 - 01 Applied BA: Saxophone 50' - - - - - - - -
CRN: 20466 1 Credit Hours Instructor: Steven R. Finckle Students must complete an online Lesson Registration Form with the music department in addition to registering through Murphy. Please got to the following link and read the ‘Registration’ section. http://www.stthomas.edu/music/undergraduate/lessons

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MUSP 341 - 01 Applied BM: Saxophone 50' - - - - - - - -
CRN: 21161 2 Credit Hours Instructor: Steven R. Finckle Students must complete an online Lesson Registration Form with the music department in addition to registering through Murphy. Please got to the following link and read the ‘Registration’ section. http://www.stthomas.edu/music/undergraduate/lessons

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