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Online Student

Larry B. Binns

Online Student
Larry Brian Binns Director of Artist Development Genre Records Music Group 
Member since 2004

About Me

Professional Websites:

(Graduate and Undergraduate)

1) Present: PhD. Student
Walden University
PhD. Education/Specializing in Music Technology
Assigned Faculty Adviser/Mentor: Dr. Estelle Jorgensen

2) Present: Student
Berklee College of Music
Arranging and Music Business

3) Indiana University
Jacobs School of Music at IUPUI
Masters of Science
Music Technology

4) Strayer University
Bachelor of Science
Business Administration

5) Strayer University
Associate of Arts
Computer Science

6) University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Classical Music Composition

7) Hampton University (HU)
Jazz Composition

(High Schools)

1) University of North Carolina School of the Arts
High School Diploma with Special Concentration in Music Composition

2) Anderson High School

Composition Teachers:

• Robert L. Hunt, Band Director, Anderson High and Parkland Senior High
• Composer, Dr. Louis A. Mennini, Dean of School of Music.(HS,UNCSA)
• Pulitzer Prize Composer, Dr. Robert Ward, Chancellor.(College, UNCSA)
• Master Classes with classical/jazz composer/pianist, John Lewis.(UNCSA)
• Master Classes with jazz composer/trumpeter, Freddie Hubbard.(HU)

Music Technology Teachers:

• Dr. Fred Rees (Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music at IUPUI)
• Dr. G. David Peters (Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music at IUPUI)
• Dr. Rachel Nardo (Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music at IUPUI)

Professional Memberships:

• American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers(ASCAP)
• The American Federation Of Musicians(AFM)
• Technology Institute for Music Educators(TI:ME)
• National Association for Music Education(MENC)
• American Music Center(AMC)
• Virginia Music Educators Association (VMEA)
• Indie Managers Association(IMA)


• Composer and Music Publisher affiliated with ASCAP
• Personal Manager and assistant to professional composer/pianist, Harold
• Music Scout and Adviser to Genre Records (
• Co-manager of the Harold Blanchard Trio.
• Experienced in entertainment law and compliance
• Worked as promoter and group manager with the Hampton Jazz Festival.
• Composer, Producer and keyboardist for own group, Passive Echoes (
• Performed professionally as a trombonist/arranger for numerous R&B and jazz groups such as Gore and the Upsetters.
• Music Technology sponsor/mentor/instructor for Huntington Middle School, Arts and Communications Magnet Program.

Experience & Education


  • Various as noted on Resume for See Extensive Resume
    July 1972 to Present (over 47 years)

    Newport News Public Schools; Harold Blanchard Trio; Genre Records Music Group


  • PhD in Education / Specializing in Music Technology at Walden University
    2007 to 2012 (5 years)
  • MS in Music Technology at Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University (IUPUI)
    2005 to 2007 (2 years)
  • BS in Business Administration at Strayer University
    2003 to 2005 (2 years)
  • AS in Computer Science at Strayer University
    2001 to 2003 (2 years)
  • ND in Music Composition at University of North Carolina School of the Arts
    1971 to 1972 (1 years)
  • High School Diploma with Concentration in Music Composition at University of North Carolina School of the Arts
    1970 to 1971 (1 years)