Music Educators Praise BMI’s Frances Preston

Posted in News on October 15, 2002
Frances W. Preston, President & CEO of BMI, was honored as the first recipient of the "Educational Leadership Award" by the Music and Entertainment Industry Educators Association (MEIEA) in recognition of her longtime support of higher education programs that prepare students for music industry careers. In making the presentation, MEIEA President Tim Hays cited Preston's willingness to serve on the board of MEIEA, on the Middle Tennessee State University Recording Industry Advisory Board and on the Belmont University Music Business Advisory Board as examples of her support of the MEIEA's mission.

Pictured are (l-r): Rebecca Chappell of Anderson University (Anderson, IN); Richard Barnet of Middle Tennessee State University (Murfreesboro, TN); MEIEA President Tim Hays of Elmhurst College (Elmhurst, IL); BMI's Frances Preston; Pam Browne of Belmont University (Nashville, TN). Photo by Steve Lowry

The Music and Entertainment Industry Educators Association provides a bridge between educators and the industry. It publishes a newsletter, MEIEA Notes, and the MEIEA Journal, a research publication. The annual convention of the organization includes members of the Music and Entertainment Industry Students Association (MEISA) as well as professors and industry professionals.

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