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Joe Rapolla

Chair

Specialist Professor


Department
Music and Theatre Arts
Office
Woods Theatre 215
Phone
732-263-5214
Email
jrapolla@monmouth.edu

Joe Rapolla

Joe Rapolla is the Chair of the Music and Theatre Department and Director of the Music Industry Program (MBA ‘90, Monmouth). A recognized music industry innovator, he built and led Integrated Marketing departments at Universal and Warner Music Group. He also helped build a Direct-To-Consumer Marketing Agency and a Social Research Agency, and ran marketing for the video game division of Def Jam Enterprises. Professor Rapolla has directed programs for top talent, such as Madonna, Bon Jovi, U2, Green Day, Bruce Springsteen and Sting, and has partnered with the world’s leading entertainment, media, and consumer brands and agencies. He has earned multiple Gold Records for his work at the music companies. He is also a performing songwriter and producer. He has released three studio CD’s and film soundtrack, collaborates with top writers and artists in NYC and Nashville, and continues to perform locally and abroad.

Education

MBA, Monmouth University

Courses

Frequently Taught Classes

  • Advanced Record Label Strategies (MU 241)
  • Applied Music Industry II (MU 240)
  • Applied Music Industry III (MU 241)
  • Record Label Strategies (MU 240)
  • Senior Recital - Music Major (MU REC)

Recently Taught Classes

2022 Spring

  • Advanced Record Label Strategies - MU 241
  • Senior Recital - Music Major - MU REC

2021 Fall

  • Record Label Strategies - MU 240
  • Senior Recital - Music Major - MU REC

2021 Summer B

  • Advanced Record Label Strategies - MU 241
  • Record Label Strategies - MU 240

2021 Spring

  • Advanced Record Label Strategies - MU 241
  • Senior Recital - Music Major - MU REC

2020 Fall

  • Record Label Strategies - MU 240
  • Senior Recital - Music Major - MU REC

2020 Summer B

  • Advanced Record Label Strategies - MU 241
  • Record Label Strategies - MU 240

2020 Spring

  • Record Label Strategies - MU 240
  • Senior Recital - Music Major - MU REC

2019 Fall

  • Advanced Record Label Strategies - MU 241
  • Senior Recital - Music Major - MU REC

2019 Spring

  • Applied Music Industry II - MU 240
  • Senior Recital - Music Major - MU REC
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