Dr. Timothy Channell


Director of Music Business
151 Porterfield Hall
Box 6968
Phone: (540) 831-5119
Fax: (540) 831-6133

Dr. Channell comes to Radford University after serving over 20 years as a music educator and arts administrator, fundraiser and in concert promotion. Dr. Channell has worked with various promoters to bring nationally recognized performers to various concert venues. He has performed on or produced multiple recordings and has been very involved in working to raise funds, market, promote and develop relationships for various constituencies. Additionally, he has vast experience in event planning, contract negotiation, and budget development and has presented numerous workshops on fundraising throughout the east coast.

Since becoming the director of the music business program in 2008 the program has grown over 300 percent. The curriculum was restructured to meet the needs of the students and provide a good foundation for students to enter the music industry.

Dr. Channell serves as the advisor to the RU-Grammy U., Radford Records (a lab based student record label) and as co-advisor to Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity. He also oversees the Covington Center Performance Hall providing all audio and video recordings through the tireless efforts of the music business majors.

Dr. Channell is a sought after adjudicator and clinician and has studied orchestral conducting with Dr. Paul Whear and Dr. Michael McArtor, and has had additional conducting studies and workshops with Dr. Joseph Line, Dr. Richard Lemke and Dr. Don Wilcox. Dr. Channell and/or his ensembles have performed for governors, senators, and other top ranked officials and have been representative ambassadors at national parades and competitions consistently earning superior awards and top ratings. Dr. Channell plays the bagpipes and performs regularly for events and ceremonies.

In addition to his teaching duties Dr. Channell provides consulting for various arts organizations to help them better understand their current position and potential for financial and artistic growth. Dr. Channell is a member of the Music and Entertainment Educators Association.


Ed. D., Marshall University
M.B.A., West Virginia Wesleyan College
B.A., Music Education, Marshall University

Teaching Experience

Courses taught:
Arts, Entertainment and the Marketplace (MUSC 104)
Promotion and Marketing the Arts (MUSC 315)
Contract and Copyright Law for Musicians (MUSC 316)
Finance and Fundraising for the Arts (MUSC 416)
The Art of Music (MUSC 121)
Introduction to Music Literature (MUSC 100)
String Techniques

Chamber Orchestra
Music Business Field Experience (MUSC 404)
Projects in the Arts (MUSC 391)
Pro Tools (MUSC 129)
Student Teaching for Music Education,
Ear Training Levels 1 – 4,
Brass Ensemble Coach

Peer Review Publications

Editorial Reviewer for the Music and Entertainment Industry Education Association 2012 International Journal
Music and Entertainment Industry Education Association Annual Journal (2010)


International Music and Entertainment Industry Education Association Conference 2013
          New Orleans, LA
          Presentation: Does an Academic Terminal Degree Exist in the Field of Music Business/Industry?
          Session Facilitator
International Music and Entertainment Industry Education Association Conference 2012 
          Los Angeles, CA
          Presentation: The Socratic Method in the Music Business Classroom
          Presentation: Building a Music Business Program in a Rural Location (student researcher 
International Music and Entertainment Industry Education Association Conference 2011
          Los Angeles, CA
International Music and Entertainment Industry Education Association Conference 2010
          Miami, FL
          Presentation: Bringing the Industry to You: Online Internships
Conference in Higher Education Pedagogy 2010
          Blacksburg, VA
          Presentation: Online Internships: Wave of the future or passing fad?
Southern Regional Council on Educational Administration 2008
          Charleston, West Virginia
          Presentation: Correspondence School Redux: A comparison study of “pen and paper”
          correspondence schools and online education
Independent College Advancement Associates 2007
          Geneva-on-the-lake, Ohio
          Presentation: “Creating Alumni Chapters”
Council for Advancement and Support of Education, District Two
          New York, New York 2007
          Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2006
                    Host Judge, Category: Special Events
          Baltimore, Maryland 2005
                    Alumni Track Co-Chairperson
          Presentation: “Alumni Events from Small to Large, How to Get Organized”
                    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2004
West Virginia Music Educators Conference 1990—2000
Music Educators National Conference 1990—2000
West Virginia String Association 1992—1998
          Presentation: “Starting an Elementary String Program”


Honors and Awards

West Virginia Association of Career and Employment Professionals
"Mary Hicks Outstanding Achievement Award (2001)

Who's Who Among America's Teachers (1996, 1998, 2000)

Phi Beta Mu International Honorary Bandmasters Fraternity (Inducted, 1998)