Dr. Timothy Channell


Chairman, Department of Music

Associate Professor of Music Business

103 Covington Hall
Box 6968
Phone: (540) 831-5119
Fax: (540) 831-6133

Dr. Channell comes to Radford University after serving over 30 years as a music educator and arts administrator, fundraiser and in concert promotion. Dr. Channell has worked with various promoters to bring nationally recognized performers to various concert venues. He has performed on or produced multiple recordings and has been very involved in working to raise funds, market, promote and develop relationships for various constituencies. Additionally, he has vast experience in event planning, contract negotiation, and budget development and has presented numerous workshops on fundraising throughout the east coast.

Since becoming the director of the music business program in 2008 the program has grown over 300 percent. The curriculum was restructured to meet the needs of the students and provide a good foundation for students to enter the music industry.

Dr. Channell serves as the advisor to the Music Business Student's Association, RU-Grammy U., Radford Records (a lab based student record label) and as co-advisor to Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity. He also oversees the Covington Center Performance Hall providing all audio and video recordings through the tireless efforts of the music business majors.

In addition to his teaching duties Dr. Channell provides consulting for various arts organizations to help them better understand their current position and potential for financial and artistic growth. Dr. Channell is a member of the Music and Entertainment Educators Association.


Ed. D., Marshall University
M.B.A., West Virginia Wesleyan College
B.A., Music Education, Marshall University