Dr. Hal Weary enjoys working and thinking across genres in music and disciplines in the arts, and has international experience as a pianist 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, Jazz and Popular music, and non-Western musics. He has several decades of demonstrable success working in many different facets of the music industry - Artistry, Industry, Technology, and Pedagogy: "Entrepreneurial & Innovative artists, who obtain musical expression, and advanced knowledge of music industry and music technology increasingly, drive the musical ecosystem. It is essential for artists to develop an immense skill set and a diverse portfolio to thrive in the changing landscape of the 21st century, both locally and globally." Dr. Weary earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music from San José State University, a Master of Music from William Paterson University and a Doctor of Musical Arts from Five Towns College. He is an Assistant Professor with a specialization in Music Industry at California State University, Dominguez Hills. He held previous faculty appointments at Wayne State University and Albright College, and was an Agent at the Harry Fox Agency in New York City. He lives in DTLA.