Visiting Lecturer/Music Business Coordinator
Robert has ten years of teaching experience at the college level. He has previously worked as a faculty member in the Music Business Management program at Columbia College Chicago, regularly contributing to curriculum development for business courses. His students have gone on to work in top industry positions at firms such as Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group, Shazam, The Harry Fox Agency, and TuneCore. He has a thirteen-year career as a music producer, recently working with the band The Main Squeeze. Robert previously worked in management at The Music Industry Workshop, a private vocational training program, and also as a producer/engineer at StudioChicago, working with clients such as Machine Gun Kelly, Snoop Dog, and the Chicago Bulls. He also produces recordings through his own contracting service, DiFazio Productions. Robert has a BS in Sound Recording Technology from DePaul University and is currently a graduate student working to earn an MS in Management Information Systems at UIC.