Faculty

Dan Bush
Entertainment Industry Technology Coordinator
Professor of Recording Engineering
E-mail: daniel.bush@centralaz.edu 

Classes include:
EIT 151 - Digital Audio Workstation
EIT 153 - Recording Engineering I
EIT 254 - Recording Engineering II
EIT 255 - Recording Engineering III
EIT 101 - Introduction to Entertainment
EIT 170 - Performance Skills
EIT 171 - Songwriting I
EIT 272 - Songwriting II
EIT 296 - Entertainment Internship
EIT 203 - Entertainment Capstone 

Dan Bush is an accomplished musician, composer, producer, and recording engineer with varied professional work experience in the entertainment and multimedia industries. Dan began his music career in 1997 writing, performing, and co-producing “electronic-rock” music for his first full-length album. Since then, Dan worked at music equipment giant Sweetwater Sound and later toured the Midwest with his live band. Dan has produced two additional full-length albums for his band, with his 2006 album release nationally distributed by Cold Fusion Records, the music publishing company and record label that Bush founded.

Bush’s music has appeared on 7 radio compilation CDs, and his band won a spot on the local radio WEJE/WXTW battle of the bands CDs for 4 years in a row from 1999-2002. The band’s song “Drill” was licensed by PBS for use in the TV show “Dragonfly TV.”

Since then, two of Dan’s songs have charted in the Top 50 FMQB Alternative Specialty Radio charts, with his popular hit “When She Falls” charting at #28, and a subsequent music video, directed by Bush, was broadcast on FUSE TV in a 3-month rotation. Dan and his band mates also worked with Marilyn Manson’s now defunct recording company (Posthuman Records) on a remix project with national recording artist “gODHEAD.”

Dan graduated with a degree from Indiana University and now enjoys writing, performing, and producing recording projects, and occasionally produces music on a work-for-hire basis for artists across the country. Dan was awarded an Arizona Artist Project Grant to work on his latest full-length record. He enjoys teaching recording engineering courses and mentoring college students who desire to improve their skills as they prepare for a career in the music industry.

 

Jerry Deall

Classes include:
EIT 130 - Live Audio Production I
EIT 140 - Introduction to Lighting
EIT 231 - Live Audio Production II
EIT 232 - Equipment Maintenance
EIT 241 - Concert Lighting
EIT 243 - Rigging

Jerry Deall (CAC Technical Manager/Designer, Scenic & Lighting Designer and Technical Director) has designed sets, lights, sound, special effects, and make-up and served as technical director for well over 250 productions in Arizona, Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota, and Ohio.  Some of his designs include: Romeo & Juliet, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, Camelot, Little Shop of Horrors, Fiddler on the Roof, The King and I,  and Oklahoma!.  

Jerry graduated with his BFA from Stephens College in Missouri. He then completed his MFA from the University of Arizona (Tucson) with the set design for the musical Chicago.  He has served as the Theatre Program Director and Artistic Director for The University of Findlay, NW Ohio, SummerStock 2000 and 2009 and served as Technical Director and Scenic Designer for the Okoboji Summer Theatre in NW Iowa. He has presented workshops in make-up, scene painting, scenic & lighting design, sound design, set construction, makeup, puppet design & construction, and special effects, as well as being a technical consultant for many theatrical productions for regional theaters, high schools, colleges, community theater  and churches. 

 

Rick Moore

Classes include:
EIT 100 - History of Rock n’ Roll

Rick Moore arrived at Central Arizona College in 2001 as Professor of Music/Director of Bands. His newest project is to coordinate the beginning of the Entertainment Industry Technology program. His duties have included writing the curriculum and degrees, facility conversion, equipment purchasing, faculty and student recruitment, and building business partnerships. In addition, he conducts the Community Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble, providing all brass and percussion private lessons, as well as, teaching classes in Music Appreciation, Jazz History. In addition to his college duties Mr. Moore serves as Musical Director for “Big Band Memories” (Tucson) and performs on the trumpet and saxophone with his own group, Rick Moore & His Horns (RMHH)” and also the Phoenix based “Seniors Unlimited”.

 

David Saline

Classes include:
EIT 101 - Introduction to Entertainment
EIT 120 - Entertainment Law
EIT 221 - Entertainment Marketing and Promotion
EIT 222 - Artist Management
EIT 223 - Events and Venue Management

David Saline is a seasoned Media and Entertainment professional with a variety of experiences across various facets of the entertainment business.  He has a strong background in programming, marketing, research and sales.  He has worked for a variety of industry-leading companies including Fox Televisions Stations Inc., CBS Paramount, Fisher Communications, KING Broadcasting and Golden West Broadcasters.  In his spare time, David does voiceover work.

 

Stephen Nebgen

Classes include:
EIT 120 - Entertainment Law
EIT 223 - Events and Venue Management  

Attorney Stephen Wade Nebgen​ has over thirty-five (35) years in the entertainment industry, first as a producer and then becoming an attorney with a speciality in entertainment law. His clients include film, television and theatre counsels clients regarding business formation, intellectual property matters in copyright and trademarks, contract negotiations and other corporate matters. Mr. Nebgen has also been called upon as an "expert witness" regarding entertainment issues in various litigation matters.​​

As a producer, among other credits, Mr. Nebgen was the General Manager at The Lambs Theatre located at 44th Street and Broadway, in New York City. Mr. Nebgen also produced such prominent Off-Broadway plays as the 20th Anniversary Revival of "Fortune and Men's Eyes" and "Bert See's The Light", which featured Jack Black in his New York theatre debut. Mr. Nebgen also worked on Broadway as "Lettice & Lovage" starring Tony Award Winner Dame Maggie Smith and Andrew Lloyd Webber productions of "Cats" and "Aspects of Love."

Currently, Mr. Nebgen heads his entertainment law firm and serves on numerous boards in Arizona in the Entertainment Industry. He is producing a modern adaptation of "Othello" and a short film of the W.H. Auden poem, "The Shield of Achilles." Most recently, Mr. Nebgen produced a one-week special engagement of "JUDY: Gumm to Garland" which starred Paige O'Hara. Mr. Nebgen is also the Executive Producer of ShowBiz.AZ - Arizona's only television/internet production devoted entirely to the Arizona Entertainment Industry. Go to www.ShowBizAZ.net to see current segments.

Mr. Nebgen teaches Entertainment Law at Scottsdale Community College in "The Film School at SCC" and Central Arizona College as part of the Entertainment Industry Technology Program. Mr. Nebgen also teaches "Film and Literature" and Political Science" at Collins College. He has lectured extensively on Entertainment Law matters at numerous seminars and symposiums.  Mr. Nebgen received his undergraduate degree from Fordham University in Religious Studies, graduating summa cum laude. He then attended The University of Texas School of Law and co-founded The Texas Review of Entertainment and Sports Law (TRESL").

 

Scott Lairson

Classes Include:
EIT 101 - Introduction to Entertainment
EIT 221 - Entertainment Marketing and Promotion
EIT 222 - Artist Management

Since 1993 Scott Lairson has directed with Multi-Emmy Award winning casting director Junie Lowry Johnson as well as other noted casting directors in Hollywood. As a result, he worked on the Emmy Award winning NYPD Blue seven seasons. He assisted in casting various Steven Bochco Productions such as “Brooklyn South”, “City of Angels”, "NYPD 2069," "Marriage,” “Philly” and “Blind Justice.” He also worked on “Star Trek Voyager”, ”Deep Space 9”, "Desperate Housewives", and “Ghost Whisperer” as well as many television pilots and feature films.

Scott has cast the independent features "A Wonderous Fate," "Tattered Angel," featuring Linda Carter, and short features, "Innocent," "God’s Helper," and "Meant To Be." As well as others. Scott worked as a commercial agent in San Francisco with Stars Agency as well as Roman Models and Talent. Acting as a liaison to several corporate clients such as Proctor & Gamble, Wendy’s, and The Limited, and many others, Scott negotiated talent contracts and handled the billing for numerous projects as well as commercial castings. In addition, he juggled the role of office manager of these franchised agencies while also coordinating bookings and scouting efforts in conjunction with the staff.

Scott’s experience in dealing with talent began with his role as a Road Manager and Booking Agent for Carman Ministries Music Corporation. He traveled for 3 1/2 years with Carmen, who, at the time, was one of the top Christian solo artists in the country. This put him in direct contact with record companies such as Sparrow Records and Word Records, while coordinating booking dates and traveling with Carman, also providing technical support for the main office.

Scott is a graduate of Oral Roberts University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Telecommunications. Scott is also the author of the book “God, I Wanna Be An Actor”, available on Amazon and XP Media. Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Scott currently lives in the Phoenix area with his wife, Pat and is an acting instructor for XPMEDIA in Maricopa, Arizona.


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