After about a decade in the music industry working for major and independent record labels, recording studios, music publishers, and music industry trade publications, Dwight Heckelman left the corporate world for academia. In 2005, he chaired and designed the music industry program at Hocking College, later serving as the Career Development and Job Recruitment Coordinator at the Berklee College of Music.
Then, in 2010, Dwight founded Groove U, a revolutionary two-year Music Industry Entrepreneurship career program located in Dublin, Ohio. Most traditional music education programs, like many formal education programs, don’t actually consider the application of knowledge in the working world – but at Groove U, careers in the industry are front and center. Appropriately, they boast an impressive 96% job placement rate for graduates.