Jeremy Grice - Lecturer; Head of Music, Theatre and Entertainment Management
Worked in the software and manufacturing industries as Director of Bowdene Computers Ltd and Bowdene Redcar Ltd. Jeremy also worked for Liverpool John Moores University as Commercial Development Manager and West Cheshire College as Business Development Manager. He set up Ultimate Response Training Ltd (a training company specialising in personal safety). Jeremy holds degrees of MBA from the University of Durham and LLM in Business and Commercial Law from Liverpool John Moores University. He has frequently given papers at arts and law conferences.
Maria Barrett - Lecturer
Maria has worked mainly as a consultant and manager in the performing arts, and has also been a theatre director and performer. At eighteen, Maria was House Manager for the Everyman and Playhouse Theatres in Liverpool. She was founder Chief Executive of Theatre Resource Centre, a management resource for small-scale theatre companies across the North West.
She has been consultant to a range of companies including Cartwheel Community Arts, Arts Culture Media Enterprise, Merseyside and the Independent Theatre Council, for whom she undertook a national survey of theatre companies, researching equal opportunities. Maria directed, managed and performed with a range of theatre companies including a performance at the Institute for Contemporary Arts, London. Maria is a Director of Liverpool Lantern Company and has served on the boards of Dance Liverpool, the Unity Theatre and Urban Strawberry Lunch, as well as a member of LIPA's Council. Maria holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Critical Theory from Manchester Metropolitan University, and is external examiner for drama, festivals and community performance at the University of Cumbria.
Dave Pichilingi - Lecturer
Dave's background is in the management and marketing of major and independent record labels, including RCA/BMG, Produce, V2, EMI and Factory Records. He has worked extensively with music artists and has accumulated a total of 3.5 million unit sales worldwide. He is currently Director of Robot Records, Director of the Masque Venue (Barfly) Ltd, and Director of Tri-tone Music, who publish Liverpool band The Coral, amongst others. He is Chairman, Music Development Agency (North West) Ltd, Director, Liverpool Sound City. An adviser and consultant to a range of music businesses and forums, Dave holds degrees of BA (Hons) in Drama and English from Lancaster University and MBA from the University of Liverpool.
John Reynolds, Lecturer
John works part-time at LIPA and is also Senior Lecturer in Music Industry Business Studies at Glyndwr University at Wrexham. He is a graduate of this LIPA degree and also holds a PGCE from the University of Wales. In music practice he developed the Benson Street Recording Studios, Liverpool, worked as a tour manager for bands, and negotiated and signed many publishing and recording contracts with firms such as Welchen Music, Warners USA, SKY Sports, Odyssey Music, Satril Records, EMI, Neptune Music and Rialto Records. John is Chair of Arts in Regeneration Limited (Liverpool) and a Director of CALON FM, a community radio station.
Phil Saxe – Senior Lecturer
Phil was the head of A&R for Factory Records, where he was the project manager for a number of chart singles and albums, including number ones (albums and singles) for New Order. Phil also discovered the legendary ‘Madchester' band The Happy Mondays and was their manager for their first two albums. He is the A&R Director for the UK Music Industry's annual 'In The City' music festival - responsible for launching the careers of Stereophonics, Coldplay, Muse, Placebo, The Darkness, Oasis and the Wombats. He holds degrees of BA in Marketing from Hull University and MA in Marketing Management from Manchester Metropolitan University. He is external examiner for the Music and New Media programmes at the University of Salford.
MTEM students also attend lectures and masterclasses given by practising arts industry managers and leaders.
Recent visitors have included:
- Anthony Field CBE FCA, theatre producer; LIPA Council member
- John Causebrook, theatre producer; LIPA Council member
- Thelma Holt CBE, theatre producer; LIPA Companion
- Tomas Schoenberg, General Manager, Cameron Mackintosh Ltd; LIPA Council member
- Ann Harrison, music lawyer; LIPA Companion
- Jon Webster, founder, Mercury Music Prize, convenor Music Managers Forum; LIPA Associate
- Dr Janet Price, trustee and former chair, North West Disability Arts Forum
- Barbara Kirby, North West Vision
- Amy Buscombe, radio researcher, lately BBC producer
- Brian Hanlon, theatre designer
- Kevin Jones, partner, Nonconform
- Joan Burnett, Customer Services Manager, FACT Liverpool
- Paul Holliday, Theatre Manager, Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton
- Geoffrey Brown, Director, Euclid
- Nick Birkinshaw, Arts in Regeneration, Liverpool
- Christine Bacon, Director, Actors for Human Rights, Ice and Fire Theatre
- Chris Carey, Economist, MCPS/PRS Alliance
- Jonanthan Deamer, Sentric Music, Liverpool; LIPA graduate 2008
- Adam Burgan, Programme Manager, Severn Theatre Shrewsbury; LIPA graduate, 2004
- Julie Morgan, Marketing Manager, SJM Concerts, Manchester; LIPA graduate, 2005
- Oliver Tuercke, International Executive, Performing Rights Society; LIPA graduate, 2007
- Vanessa Richardson, Industry Manager, Google ; LIPA graduate, 2001
- Heather Knight, General Manager, Worldwide Dance UK
- Melanie Harris, freelance television producer, Crosslab Productions
- Richard Andrews, Consultant to Society of London Theatre and author Writing a Musical, The London Theatre Guide, Editor theatrenet.com
- Brian Message, Music Manager, Radiohead, Faithless, Kate Nash
- Sue Andrews, General Manager, Northern Broadsides Theatre Company
- Sam Jones, General Manager, O2 Academy, Liverpool
- Kevin McManus, Sector Director, Merseyside ACME
- Dawn Farrow, Client Account Director, AKA – theatre marketing and promotion agency, London
- Kenneth Baird, Managing Director, European Opera Centre
- Simon Mellor, General Director, Manchester International Festival
- Howard Raynor, Proprietor, World Class Service, lately Chief Executive, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
- Sir Brian McMaster CBE, author of the government's 2008 report Supporting Excellence in the Arts, lately Festival Director, Edinburgh International Festival
- Michael Elliott, lately Chief Executive, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
- Kris Donaldson, lately Director, Liverpool European Capital of Culture