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Wesley A. Bulla, Ph.D.


My interest in the music business began as a drummer and percussionist in my high school concert and jazz bands and later at the University of NC in Greensboro. My music business career began when my first band (a real garage band) won our regional Battle of the Bands contest. I first worked as a touring musician playing drums, keyboards, and bass guitar and traveled all over the Southeast and Midwest. Now I spend my time as a music producer, recording engineer, sometimes songwriter and session musician.

Along the way I also have managed to find time to earn a masters degree in music education and (believe it or not) a doctorate (Ph.D.) in hearing science from the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. When I first came to Nashville (in the late-1980s) I worked for EMI Music in their songwriter studio and since then have worked on over 800 recording sessions for all types of music from Rap to Rock to Country to Classical. I have been teaching at Belmont University for 16 years and I am currently an Associate Professor in the Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business.