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    Music Management Program
    Keith Hatschek
    Program Director
    Conservatory of Music
    3601 Pacific Avenue
    Stockton, CA 95211

    Music Management Professor Keith Hatschek finds joy in helping students achieve their potential

    Hatschek came to Pacific in 2001, leaving a successful career in the music industry, to take up his true love — teaching.

    Prior to coming to Pacific, Hatschek had achieved success in the music industry. But when a friend asked him to substitute for his night class at San Francisco State, he discovered how much he loved teaching. He joined the faculty of Pacific's Conservatory of Music in 2001, and today directs the school's outstanding Music Management Program.

    "I enjoy helping students prepare for lives that they want to live, doing what they want to do."   — Professor Keith Hatschek, Music Management

    Professor Hatschek with John Langdon"Professor Hatschek deserves this award because he always goes above and beyond for his students," said Shannon Moore '11 in her nomination letter. "Between my junior and senior year, we pitched a few ideas, such as starting a music business on campus and learning how to run live sound. Now, PAC AVE Records is releasing music annually, and a live sound workshop has become a regular class. Without Professor Hatschek's assistance and guidance these opportunities would not be possible." 

    Alumni are also an important part of Professor Hatschek's curriculum. 

    "Pacific alumni are changing the music industry," Hatschek says. He makes sure to bring alumni into the classroom to talk about current industry trends and what both the faculty and the students should be paying attention too. Alumni are also providing internships and are hiring his students following graduation.

    How to Get a Job in the Music IndustryHatschek's book, How to Get a Job in the Music Industry, will be released in its third edition in January from Berklee Press. In it he acknowledges the importance mentors played his life, such as his father and his own music industry mentor, who encouraged him to take bold steps and get out of his comfort zone, first from production, to sales and then to innovator. 

    "Students are always speak admiringly of Professor Hatschek's capacity to get them to think clearly about the issues, of his dedication to their work and of his ability to blend traditional teaching and experiential learning to get them ready for a career," said Conservatory of Music Dean Giulio Ongaro.

    "He guided me through my time at Pacific and still guides me now that I have graduated.  The respect I hold for him is unparalleled."  — Shannon Moore '11.