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David Sanders

Professor, School of Communication and Media

BS, New York University
MA, New York University
PhD, New York University
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Dr. David Sanders
B.S., M.A., Ph.D., New York University

David Sanders is currently a tenured Professor in the School of Communication and Media at Montclair State University. Before joining the MSU faculty, Dr. Sanders was Director of the Music, Business, & Technology Program at New York University and Dean of the Audio Arts Division at Center for the Media Arts in New York City. He has also served on the faculties of the City University of New York and The New School University.

Dr. Sanders brings great depth of audio experience to his teaching. A musician and composer, he has written electro-acoustic scores for film, television, commercials, modern dance, and multimedia. As an engineer/producer, he has worked on an eclectic mix of projects ranging from classical to R & B. As a product specialist/artist endorsee for Korg keyboards, he has been involved in research and development as well as marketing for the company?s line of synthesizers and MIDI products. In addition to his duties as producer of Inside MSU, a weekly campus television news program, audio supervisor for Carpe Diem, the MSU Broadcasting Department's award winning weekly cable show, and faculty advisor to WMSC, the MSU campus radio station, Dr. Sanders currently teaches courses in television production, audio production, multi-track recording, sound design, computer music, MIDI, and music technology at Montclair State University, Mercy College, and New York University.

Dr. Sanders has been the Director of the National Music Council since 1994. The National Music Council was founded in 1940 to provide a forum for the discussion of the nation's music affairs, to act as a clearinghouse for the joint opinion and decision of its members, and to work as a force to strengthen the importance of music in our lives, culture, and education systems. Operating under charter from Congress granted in 1956, the Council has a membership of some fifty national music organizations, encompassing every form of professional and commercial music activity.

Extremely active in the music and entertainment industries, David Sanders attends several national and international conferences each year, including Arts Advocacy Day, the Audio Engineering Society, and MIDEM. He produces the National Music Council's annual Leadership in Music symposium and American Eagle Awards in New York City and Nashville, and is the United States representative to the International Music Council of UNESCO.


David Sanders teaches all of the audio related classes in the Department of Broadcasting. His area of expertise centers around music and audio for media. He is the audio supervisor for the Department's award winning cable show Carpe Diem, and regularly teaches Audio Production and Sound Design courses. His work with the National Music Council focuses on intellectual property issues which have major impact on both the music and television/film industries.