Bio: Jeremy Peters, FRSA, MBA (Cantab), is an Assistant Professor of Music (Business and Entrepreneurship) in the Department of Music at Wayne State University and is a co-founder of Quite Scientific Records. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts.
Before academia, he was the Director of Music Publishing for Ghostly International, having built the division at the company. At Ghostly, he worked on projects for visual media with major brands and music supervised the EMMY Award-winning documentary film, “MEDORA.”
Jeremy previously taught at the University of Michigan’s Law School and School of Music, Theatre, and Dance. There, he taught coursework on copyright, problem-solving, entrepreneurship, and the music industry. He has published or presented papers in journals such as “Artivate: A Journal of Entrepreneurship in the Arts,” and for conferences for the Society of Arts Entrepreneurship Educators, International Association of Arts and Cultural Management, NEA AEI Lab, and the Creativity, Knowledge, Cities conference.
Jeremy graduated with a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Cambridge’s Judge Business School and is a life member of Clare Hall College. He holds an undergraduate degree with dual concentrations in Music and Political Science from the University of Michigan’s College of Literature, Science and the Arts.
He is a voting member of The Recording Academy (the GRAMMYs), the Association of Arts Administration Educators, Society of Arts Entrepreneurship Educators, Music and Entertainment Industry Educators Association, Academy of Management, and the US Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship. He currently serves as an advisor to the Detroit Sound Conservancy and President of the Board of Directors for Detroit’s professional choral ensemble, Audivi. Previously, he held positions with the American Association of Independent Music (Governmental Relations Committee), 826michigan (Vice-President of the Board of Directors), and Ann Arbor Area Chamber of Commerce (Board of Directors).
Position Statement: I believe that my position as a practicing artist, arts administrator, researcher, and teacher embodies the integration of praxis and research that AAAE hopes to achieve as an organization of educators. To this end, I believe I will be a champion for the change which the organization is embracing and enacting. We hope to graduate students who will be amply and ably prepared to create, develop, facilitate, evaluate, and ultimately lead arts and culture organizations in their communities. These organizations will need to be adaptable yet dedicated to tradition, flexible yet strong, and innovative yet fully inclusive. These are no easy tasks to ask of an organization, the future leaders we graduate, our institutions, or even ourselves.
Nevertheless, this is the challenge we face as arts administration educators. I believe my background and experience will help AAAE live out its mission, inspiring vision, and passionate values. Additionally, I think I bring a bit of an outsider’s view to AAAE as a newer member. I fully admit that this could be viewed negatively by some, but I prefer to view it in a positive light. I see many educators in near-neighbor fields who would benefit from AAAE's conferences and offerings. To this end, I see and advocate for partnership within a spirit of coopetition, a healthy mix of competition and cooperation that serves to grow our output while keeping diverse organizations afloat during times where travel and conference budgets are continually cut at our institutions.