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Progris, Jim | University of Miami Finding Aids

Name: Progris, Jim


Historical Note: Professor Progris began directing UM’s music business program in 1993, renaming it the Music Business and Entertainment Industries Program. He also developed the curriculum for the Master of Arts in Live Entertainment Industries degree at the Frost School of Music.  He introduced the Frost School’s M.M. Program in Media Writing and Production while teaching a host of courses ranging from traditional music theory, to jazz/rock/pop arranging and improvisation, copyright law, and marketing of recorded music.  Throughout his long and accomplished career, he has written more than 80 books and 50 publications, and has held numerous roles ranging from educator to conference organizer, consultant, speaker, pianist, conductor, arranger, script writer, and much more.  He retired in May 2010.






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