Dr. Hal Weary brings a creative flair to his compositions and piano playing. He enjoys working and thinking across genres in music and disciplines in the arts and has national/international experience as a performer and composer. His most recent orchestral composition, "Beyond the Eastern Shore" encompasses a pluralistically lyrical, rhythmic, and harmonically approachable style that intersects Western art music, Popular music, Jazz and non-Western music. His research focuses on the 21st century musician: artistry, industry, technology and pedagogy. "Entrepreneurial artists, who posses an in-depth knowledge of music business and music technology increasingly, drive the music industry. They have taken control of both the content and context of their artistic material to the mass market. It has become essential for artists to acquire an immense skill set to thrive within the changing landscape of the music industry." Dr. Weary earned a Bachelor’s, Master’s and a Doctorate in Music and he directs the Music Business program at Wayne State University. He has significant music business industry experience in New York City and continues to collaborate with world class musicians, scholars, educators, and music industry professionals.