Carey Christensen, is a Lecturer in the Music Industry Studies (MIS) and Music Industry Administration programs (MIA) at California State University, Northridge. In addition, he serves as House Manager at the Valley Performing Arts Center (VPAC) and Secretary on the Executive Board of the Music & Entertainment Industry Educators Association (MEIEA).
From 2010-2017, Mr. Christensen served as the Mike Curb Endowed Chair in Music Industry Studies and Coordinator of the MIS Bachelor of Arts degree option. He is the co-founder and former Academic Director of the Masters of Arts in Music Industry Administration degree program at CSUN’s Tseng College of Extended Learning.
Prior to joining the CSUN faculty in 2008, Mr. Christensen worked for the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, Inc. (“The Recording Academy”) for eight years. Initially, he served as a producer of Los Angeles-area events, where he was responsible for educational and professional development programming. He later became Senior Manager of Ticketing for both the GRAMMY® and Latin GRAMMY® Award presentations. In this role, he supervised the management of multi-million dollar ticketing operations for worldwide live-television broadcasts (46-50th GRAMMY Awards and 4-8th Latin GRAMMY Awards), managed customer service call centers, and assisted legal counsel with trademark infringement matters.
Before joining The Recording Academy, Mr. Christensen worked in a variety of music industry-related sectors including music publishing, production music libraries, and as a contractor for Los Angeles-area musical acts. As a double-bass instrumentalist, Mr. Christensen has performed and/or recorded with a variety of prominent musicians.
Mr. Christensen holds a Master of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (MBA and MIS) and a Bachelor of Music degree in Performance from California State University, Northridge.