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Resident musician: John Driskell Hopkins, bassist and songwriter for Zac Brown Band, is the first Artist in Residence at Kennesaw State University’s Joel A. Katz Music and Entertainment Business Program. Hopkins recently lectured  and met with students, all of whom are interested in getting into the business side of the music and entertainment industries. Georgia’s music business supported nearly 20,000 jobs in fiscal year 2012.


A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu