Christopher G. Palmer

Lecturer

Locator Code:
7610
 
About

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“The FROST SCHOOL OF MUSIC campus is one of the most vibrant and exciting musical environments I have ever experienced. I have been very fortunate to have worked with some of the world’s most gifted and successful musicians and artists. Working with the talented students and faculty at the University of Miami continues to enrich my musical journey.”

Biography

Christopher Palmer is an Adjunct Professor for FROST Online at the University of Miami. He previously served as the Associate Professor and Program Director for the Arts Presenting and Live Entertainment Management graduate program at the FROST SCHOOL OF MUSIC. He was previously the director of Music Business at Murray State University, in Murray, Kentucky.

Professor Palmer worked with Warner Bros. Records for over 20 years, based in both the company’s Nashville and Burbank offices. As vice president of Warner's Progressive Music label from 1990-2000, he was responsible for introducing and marketing such artists as Mark O'Connor, Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Take 6 and Jeff Foxworthy. Later, as general manager and senior vice president of marketing for Warner Nashville, he was responsible for overseeing the release of Breathe by Faith Hill, which went to sell over eight million units. He also helped introduce such new artists as Blake Shelton, Trick Pony, and Big & Rich. Following his tenure with Warner Bros., he served for seven years as the managing partner for the jazz/gospel a cappella group Take 6, overseeing the group’s worldwide recording and touring affairs.

Professor Parker is a Leadership Music alum, a member of NARAS, MEIEA and boasts years of membership activity in the CMA, GMA and AMA. He has also served on the board of directors for the Academy of Country Music and Mobile Big Band Society.

To learn more about his background and experience, access his curriculum vitae.

Career

Honors & Acknowledgements

Professional Experience


Career Highlights

  • More than 30 years of record company, artist management and music industry experience.
  • Created and launched inaugural online curriculum for Frost OnLine
  • Director of Arts Presenting and Live Entertainment Management, FROST SCHOOL OF MUSIC
  • Director of Music Business, Murray State University
  • Managing partner for 10-time Grammy award winning vocal sextet Take 6.
  • Sr. Vice President & General Manager, Warner Bros Records, Nashville.
  • Vice President of Progressive Music, Warner Bros. Records
  • Board of Directors: Academy of Country Music
  • Member of Leadership Nashville, Class of 1995
  • Board member Mobile Big Band Society

Honors, Awards & Competitions

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Music Business), Belmont College
  • Master of Business Administration, Massey School of Business, Belmont University
  • Gold Album - Take 6, Take 6
  • Gold Album - Take 6, Join the Band
  • Platinum Album (8X), Faith Hill, Breathe
  • Gold Album, Randy Travis, Storms of Life
  • Gold Album, Jeff Foxworthy, You Might Be a Redneck
  • Platinum Album (3X), Jeff Foxworthy, You Might Be a Redneck
  • Gold Album, Trick Pony, Trick Pony
  • Platinum Album (2X), The Eagles, The Very Best of the Eagles
  • Gold Album, Pearl Harbor Soundtrack