Graduate Student Spotlights

Katie Curran

Music Business

Briefly tell us why you chose your program:
After researching a variety of music business related master's programs across the country, NYU's was a clear standout. I took time to intern and work in arts administration fields after graduating from undergraduate and was thrilled to be accepted into this program. The program is structured to help students grow personally and professional through coursework and networking opportunities.
My inspiration is:
my mom.
I would like to be remembered for:
being a driving force and passionate, positive influence in the work I do and in the lives of the people I know. Change is imminent in the business of music, and I will devote my energies to creating new and lasting business practices.
Something I collect:
whatever I can hang on my walls.
Why I went to Graduate School:
great program, great people, great subject.
My best job ever:
each one has been pretty great, but I loved working as rock music director at Luther College (KWLC).
A hobby I have is:
singing classically.
The professor who influenced me the most:
Dr. Craig Arnold, Luther College- Director of Noric Choir.
My favorite place to study is:
coffee shops and outside in the grass.
My best commuity service experience:
volunteering at radio stations.
My secret passion is:
I'm pretty loud about my passions, but I really like ducks and I'm not sure if everyone knows that. Ducks are great.
If I could take a year off I would:
there's never a year off, but I'd leave this country to live in Ireland to work and learn there for a while.

Background Information

Where you grew up:
Lisbon, Iowa
What are your plans after you graduate?
I would either like to work in music through public radio or new media development.
Honors, Awards, and Achievements:
Graduated Magna Cum Laude, Luther College President of Nordic Choir, Luther College First Lady in The Magic Flute, Luther College Member of Nordic Choir, Luther College Member of Sigma Tau Delta, International English Honors Society Student Advisor on the Honors Committee Adina in The Elixir of Love, Luther College Winner of the Herbert Hoover Uncommon Student Award Scholarship
Community Service and Other Activities:
Radio DJ at KWLC Decorah Intern at The Current, Minnesota Public Radio