Dr. MarQo “Jusreall” Patton is a professor of Music Business, singer, and writer currently residing in Nashville, TN. He is a graduate of Fisk University with a B.S. in Business Administration (Music Business concentration), and Lipscomb University with a Master's of Education in Instructional Practice and EdD in Educational Leadership. Dr. Patton currently is a Faculty Fellow in Music Business in the Mike Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business at Belmont University. His research explores the efficacy of creatives in a digital and globalized economy.
He is an alumni member of the world-renowned Fisk Jubilee Singers®, traveling as a baritone, with notable performances at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, and the White House. After graduating Fisk, he joined the Teach For America corps and taught at Nashville's first charter school, Smithson Craighead Academy K-4. As a tenured educator in K-12, he has acquired dual licensure in K-8 core subjects, 7-12 Business Education, and Music Business occupational licenses. He became one of the founding music business instructors, teaching at Pearl-Cohn Entertainment Magnet High School for six years. Pearl-Cohn is the home of the first student-run record label in the nation, Relentless Entertainment Group.
Through Jusreall Music Group Global, LLC, Jusreall offers consultation to independent artists and creatives interested in self-publishing and creative development. He holds seminars and workshops, using his music, upbringing, research, and experience in education to fuel others to service and belief in their own dreams. Though he considers himself an artist, Dr. MarQo "Jusreall" values the import of great teachers and mentors, and encourages others in pursuit of their passions.
He has also served as an intern for The Recording Academy-Nashville chapter, was featured on local news stations for teaching and speaking engagements, was a recipient of the inaugural Human Rights Rising Advocate award from the state of TN., was filmed as a mentor in the full-feature Documentary, All The Difference, produced by Emmy-award winning and Academy-nominated Tod Lending (Nomadic Pictures). Signed with The Hurd Agency, he has appeared in commercials across the nation. Additionally, he has also performed at the historic Ryman as a guest artist. Dr. MarQo "Jusreall" is fueled by his love for God, passion for music and impact, and belief in young people and their potential.
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“Though he considers himself an artist, Jusreall values the import of great teachers and mentors, and encourages others in pursuit of their passions. ”