Don Gorder, Chair and founder of the Music Business/Management Department at Berklee College of Music, is an attorney, educator, and musician.  He holds advanced degrees in law and music (B.M. University of Nebraska, M.M. University of Miami, J.D. University of Denver), has authored numerous articles on the music industry, and has spoken at many national and international music industry events and academic conferences. He co-authored the course Legal Aspects of the Music Industry for Berklee Online.  As an attorney, he has represented clients in matters of copyright and contracts, and he remains active as a trumpet player in a variety of jazz and commercial settings.  Don is Past President of the NAMM-Affiliated Music Business Institutions, a past officer and Board member of the Music and Entertainment Industry Educators’ Association, a past Trustee with the Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston, and currently serves on the Alumni Advisory Council of the Sturm College of Law, University of Denver.  He served for fourteen years with the International Association for Jazz Education as the Resource Team representative for music business/management.