Veteran Teacher/Writer/Entertainment Industry Executive Joins SAE Nashville's Faculty

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SAE Institute’s Nashville campus has appointed Ty Landers to the new role of General Education Faculty Chair. In this role, Landers oversees the design, implementation, and presentation of general education coursework for students in SAE’s Music Business and Audio Technology Associate Degree programs.

SAE Institute’s Nashville campus has appointed Ty Landers to the new role of General Education Faculty Chair.

When you combine SAE’s cool gear and curriculum with instructors care about their students, you produce skilled audio and music business professionals who are passionate about their craft. This unique mix makes our grads very attractive to employers.

SAE Institute’s Nashville campus has appointed Ty Landers to the new role of General Education Faculty Chair. In this role, Landers oversees the design, implementation, and presentation of general education coursework for students in SAE’s Music Business and Audio Technology Associate Degree programs.

“One of the most important aspects of my job is to understand the needs of our student population,” says Landers, who also teaches English composition, history, and speech communications at SAE Nashville. “I need to make sure that we’re doing everything we can to integrate as much traditional curriculum into our students’ audio engineering and music business training as possible.”

A native of Alabama, Landers graduated from Kate Duncan Smith DAR High School in Grant, Alabama in 1997. That same year, Landers enrolled in Middle Tennessee State University, graduating with a double major in History and Political Science and a double minor in Mass Communication/Journalism and Sociology in 2003.

After graduation, Landers began his career at the Tennessee Association of Broadcasters. He later worked as a Licensing Executive at Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI), where he dealt with bars, hotels, restaurants, and casinos in the area of licensing compliance for the public performance of music written by BMI’s songwriters. In 2005, he returned to Alabama as an advisor in the Upward Bound Program at Snead State Community College. He then went back to school to pursue a master’s degree in Education at MTSU, and graduated in 2011. After a job at nationally ranked Ravenwood High School in Brentwood, TN teaching U.S. history, government, and world history, he was tapped by SAE Nashville’s Campus Director Lynn Dorton to teach world history at the college. He transitioned to General Education Faculty Chair in early 2015.

“When we saw how successful Ty was as our part-time history instructor, we wanted to connect him with more of our students,” says Dorton. “With his impressive credentials, we realized he would be the perfect fit to lead our General Education courses. Ty's diverse background in both education and the entertainment industry enables him to fully understand the passion that drives our creative media students, as well as relate to them on a level that they respect.”

In his spare time, Landers writes fiction, and has been published by UK-based literary magazine Popshot. He’s currently completing a new article for arts review journal Fjords, and is also working on his first novel, which is set in South Carolina’s Lowcountry.

“SAE Nashville’s curriculum is outstanding and the faculty and staff are incredible,” says Landers. “When you combine all the school’s cool gear and great classrooms with instructors who know how to use it and care about their students, you produce audio and music business professionals who are skilled, disciplined, and passionate about their craft. This unique mix of talents makes our grads highly qualified and very attractive to employers.”

About SAE:
SAE Institute provides aspiring creative media professionals with a foundation of practical theory and valuable hands-on training in their chosen areas of concentration. Under the guidance of our faculty, which is comprised of working industry professionals, students gain the essential experience they need for entry-level jobs in the entertainment business. Our students are supported in their job searches by SAE’s international network of alumni, many of whom are leaders in the music, film, game arts, and live performance arenas. We offer programs in audio technology across our seven US campuses, along with a music business program at select locations, all fully accredited and focused on preparing students for employment when they graduate. Bachelor’s Degree programs in Animation, Audio, Film, Game Art & Graphic Design are available at the two locations of Ex’pression College, which is owned and operated by SAE Institute Group, Inc. SAE Institute Group, Inc. is a part of Navitas LTD. Learn more at USA.sae.edu.

About Navitas:
Navitas is an Australian global education leader, providing pre-university and university programs, English language courses, migrant education and settlement services, creative media education, student recruitment, professional development, and corporate training services to more than 80,000 students across a network of over 100 colleges and campuses in 27 countries. Learn more at Navitas.com.

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