Alex MacDougall - Music Faculty

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Alex MacDougall, adjunct professor of music business, is an American record producer, drummer/percussionist, educator, and music business executive. He is a past member of several Christian music groups including The Way, the Richie Furay Band, Daniel Amos, the Randy Stonehill Band, and the Larry Norman Band.

Alex toured with both Andrae Crouch and Bob Bennett, and as part of the Richie Furay Band in 1976, opened concerts for Loggins and Messina, Leon and Mary Russell, Billy Joel, and the Beach Boys. As a percussionist, he has worked in-studio alongside bassists John Patitucci and Flim Johnson; drummers Jim Keltner, Vinnie Colaiuta, Ron Tutt, and Alex Acuna; and guitarist Phil Keaggy. He has served as senior vice president/StarSong Records, vice president of Special Projects/EMI Christian Music, general manager/Vineyard Music, strategic advisor/Integrity Music and Vineyard Records UK, and executive vice president/Maranatha! Music.

As a musician and record label executive, he has performed on, marketed, and/or produced hundreds of best-selling projects in all genres of music, including the 1992 Grammy Award-winning A Cappella Kids, Billboard-ranked Gospel Goes Classical (with Juanita Bynam, Jonathan Butler, Dr. Henry Panion, and American Idol's Ruben Studdard), and the best-selling WOW Worship series. He has also created multiple Dove Award-nominated projects. Alex has developed music concepts and projects for Time-Life, Guideposts, Reader's Digest, Publishers Clearing House, Avon, EMI/Capitol Special Markets, Integrity Media, Pastor Rick Warren (The Invitation), and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

In addition to a successful history in the Christian music industry, Alex holds a B.A.A.S. degree in Business from Tarleton State University (a member of the Texas A&M University System), and a Certificate in Marketing Communications from the University of California, Irvine. He has also pursued independent studies with the University of Rochester and the University of California, Los Angeles, and is a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (the Grammys). Alex has guest lectured multiple times at Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business and Christ for the Nations Institute, and has been a frequent contributor to music conferences and magazines.

Born and raised in Orange County, California, Alex and his wife have five children and five grandsons.


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