CCM’s Division of Electronic Media (E-Media) presents a special panel discussion on the use of music in film and television this Friday, in collaboration with UC Forward.

Moderated by CCM Associate Professor of E-Media Kevin Burke, “Music in Film and Television: The Interplay of Image, Sound and Story” begins at 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7 in Room 3250 of CCM’s Mary Emery Hall. The panel is free and open to the public!

The discussion’s expert panelists include:

  • Rochelle Holguin, Head of Creative Music Integration for MTV.
  • Jeongwon Joe, PhD, Associate Professor of Musicology at CCM.
  • Brian J. Leitten, documentary filmmaker, Supervising Producer of original content at and an alumnus of CCM E-Media.

This discussion is a part of a collaborative master’s course on postproduction present by CCM E-Media and UC Forward. Learn more about this innovative collaborative offering courtesy of the following video:

You can learn more about this and other UC Forward Courses here.

About Rochelle Holguin
Rochelle Holguin oversees the integration of music within MTV’s long form programming and music award shows, working closely with both established and independent artists in expanding the connections and opportunities between music and television. In her current role, Holguin develops on-air and online marketing strategies utilizing music placements, music videos and social media content around theme songs and featured artists in MTV series and specials. She has negotiated deals for Jersey Shore’s LMFAO theme song as well as the Real World: Cancun’s 3OH!3 theme. In 2011, she served as music supervisor for the MTV Video Music Awards, the highest rated program in the network’s history with a record-breaking 12.4 million viewers.

About Jeongwon Joe
Jeongwon Joe, Ph.D. is a musicologist specializing in twentieth-century music. Her research interests focus on the intersections of opera and cinema, film music and cultural studies. Joe is co-editor of Between Opera and Cinema (Routledge, 2002) and Wagner and Cinema (Indiana Univ. Press, 2010) and Associate Editor of The Journal of Film Music. She has published articles on Milos Forman’s Amadeus, David Lynch’s Blue Velvet and other works related to opera and film music. Her forthcoming monograph Opera as Soundtrack is to be published by Ashgate in 2013. Current projects include the monograph Western Opera’s Diaspora in Korea During the Japanese Occupation (1910-1945). She has also served as a music consultant to Chanwook Park, director of the Cannes award-winning films Oldboy (2004) and Thirst (2009).

About Brian J. Leitten
Brian J. Leitten is an award-winning producer/director, and CCM alumnus (Electronic Media, ’03). Leitten is currently the Supervising Producer of Original Content at, overseeing the production of all original programming and working with both new and established artists to provide compelling content for their fans. In 2010, Leitten created Hyperion XIII Productions and served as Executive Producer and Director for the award-winning documentary, The Last Wild Race, about the Wenger Patagonian Expedition Race in Chile. In 2011, he won an Emmy while producing and directing on MTV’s MADE. He has produced for Fox Sports Network, Outside Television, NBC, FUSE, Atlantic Records, Epic Records and Comedy Central.

About Kevin Burke
Kevin Burke is an Associate Professor in the Electronic Media Division at CCM. He has almost 25 years experience in broadcast, cable and independent television and film productions. His documentaries, Grayson Stadium’s 50th” Anniversary and Unmaksing the Myth: The Reality of Rape and Sexual Assault were nominated for consecutive national CableAce awards in 1992 and 1993. Burke has received multiple national awards from the Broadcast Education Association’s Media Arts Festival, the National Broadcasting Society, the Telly Awards, the Communicator Awards, the International Radio and Television Society, and the Cable and Telecommunications Association for Marketing.

Discussion Time
1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7

Master Classroom, 3250 Mary Emery Hall
CCM Village, University of Cincinnati

Parking and Directions
Parking is available in the CCM Garage (located at the base of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. Please visit for more information on parking rates.

For directions to CCM Village, visit

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