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Jay Z, Roc Nation launches college program in Brooklyn School of Music, Sports & Entertainment

Hov to new school of entertainment management at Long Island University.

Jay-Z’s company to help launch music school

Roc Nation – the mogul's agency – is partnering with Brooklyn’s Long Island University to establish the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment.

“Our proximity in and around New York City’s epicenter of music and sports clearly positions us to offer unparalleled experiential learning and access to professional opportunities that will launch students to success,” Long Island University President Dr. Kimberly Cline said in a statement. “We look forward to joining with Roc Nation to offer an unprecedented educational resource that opens up the entertainment and sports world to a new and eager generation.”

Brooklyn’s most famous and mogul exports is behind a new college program in his home borough.

The new school will begin enrolling students for the fall 2021 semester. A quarter of the incoming freshman will receive Roc Nation Hope Scholarships. Those scholarship recipients will graduate without any debt. Roc Nation CEO Desiree Perez said that the new collaboration with Long Island University is “a true investment in our community and young people in Brooklyn, in New York City, and beyond.”

“We’re excited that the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment will provide unique insight, knowledge and experiences for students and introduce the world to the next generation of unmatched talent,” said company CEO Desiree Perez.

The new school will be a “a true investment in our community and young people in Brooklyn, in New York City, and beyond,” she added.

The school will be housed at the 15,000-student Long Island University in downtown Brooklyn, and will offer undergraduate degrees in music, music technology, entrepreneurship and production, and sports management.


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