Dr. Hal Weary

Hal Weary

Contact Information
La Corte Hall A-333

Spring 2023 Office Hours:
Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30am to 12:30pm

Dr. Hal Weary is intrigued with working and thinking across genres in music and disciplines in the arts. Throughout his career in higher education, he has developed a track record of success educating, preparing, and connecting students to successfully navigate the changing landscape of the music industry in the 21st century.

Dr. Weary has international experience as a pianist, composer, arranger, educator, and scholar. His music industry experience includes Musicians’ Friend (Music Products), Verve Music Group (Record Label), and The Harry Fox Agency (Music Licensing/Publishing/Rights Management) in New York City – respectively. He was responsible for relationship management between HFA and its affiliated publishers and sister societies. He successfully spearheaded projects involving complex data analysis, business strategy, and forecasting within the context of the economics of music creation. He held previous full-time faculty appointments at Albright College and Wayne State University, where he designed, developed, taught, and coordinated two successful programs: Music Business and Music Industry Studies. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Music at Cal State Dominguez Hills.

Dr. Weary earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music from San José State University, a Master of Music in Music Management from William Paterson University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition and Arranging from Five Towns College. He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.