Dr. Ulf Oesterle is an Assistant Professor within The Bandier Program at Syracuse University. He has spent the last 15 years teaching classes focused on the music business, television, radio and film industries and social media/emerging technology for Syracuse University. Oesterle currently teaches in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications after nearly a decade within the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse. As the first full-time faculty hire of The Bandier Program, Oesterle spent significant time on curriculum development, assisted with the launch of the Syracuse University semester in Los Angeles (SULA) and is the former chair of the Music and Entertainment Industries Department. Oesterle also spent a year as the Interim Director for The Bandier Program and Interim Director for the Audio Arts Master’s program. Dr. Oesterle is an educator and practitioner, having spent time operating a small record label and artist management company while teaching. For two years he programmed and hosted a commercial specialty radio program on KRock (WKRL) Syracuse. Currently Oesterle is the faculty advisor to the free format college radio station (WERW), advisor to the music and lifestyle campus magazine 20 Watts and contributes to the campus music television program Loud & Clear. Dr. Oesterle also owns and operates Aux Records + Management, a small label and management operation focused on artists with roots in Central New York.
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