Legendary producer 9th Wonder will be moving from the studio to the classroom this fall. The North Carolina native recently announced that he would be joining the faculty of Long Island University’s Roc Nation School Of Music, Sports & Entertainment. He joins a talented roster of professors that includes saxophonist Sam Newsome and vocalist Colin Levin.
“The Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment will welcome its inaugural class of exceptional students this fall who will be taught by world-renowned artists and educators, giving them practical insight and real-world, hands-on experience,” Long Island University Kimberly R. Cline said.
The accomplished producer is not new to the world of academia. In recent years, he’s worked as an artist-in-residence at North Carolina Central University, the University of Virginia and the University of Pennsylvania. He’s currently working on a research project with Harvard University to chronicle the top 200 Hip-Hop albums of all time.
“Music changed my life and opened doors for me in ways that I never could have imagined, so it’s only right that we impart our knowledge to help the next generation of ambitious leaders,” he added.
“I’m truly honored to teach at the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment and look forward to equipping these students with the tools to break barriers in their own lives and careers.”