About Us



The Halsey Institute is dedicated to providing the best possible specialized education in the Music and Entertainment Business.


These programs are designed to educate, stimulate and motivate those interested in pursuing an exciting career in the music and entertainment business.

This includes important curriculum, firsthand methods, formulas and practical knowledge from internationally respected Impresario Jim Halsey with in depth, firsthand interviews via video, advice and instructions including other industry VIPs.

Jim Halsey’s career spans 65 years as artist manager, agent and impresario guiding the careers of many music legends: Roy Clark, Hank Thompson, Wanda Jackson, Minnie Pearl, Reba McEntire, Jody Miller, Jana Jae, Brenda Lee, The Judds, Clint Black, Tammy Wynette, Merle Haggard, Dwight Yoakam, Lee Greenwood, Mr. James Brown, Roy Orbison, Leon Russell, Freddy Fender, Jimmy Dean, Conway Twitty, Don Williams, Mel Tillis, Woody Herman and for 42 years The Oak Ridge Boys, 2015 Country Music Hall of Fame inductees. These stars broadened the international scope of Country Music with their appearances on major television and movies, headlining important venues such as Las Vegas’ top casino showrooms, Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Montreux Jazz Festival, Monaco, Wembley and a ground breaking cultural and diplomatic tour of the Soviet Union in 1976 with Roy Clark/Oak Ridge Boys.

An author and educator, Halsey’s music and entertainment degree program at Oklahoma City University received the Governor’s Excellence in Arts and Education Award. He is now focused on the introduction of a cutting edge online educational program.

Halsey currently serves or has served on the board of directors of The National Music Council, The Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame, Will Rogers Memorial Foundation, William Inge Foundation, Five Civilized Tribes Museum, Academy of Country Music, Country Music Association, and Advisory Board of the National Institute of Entertainment and Media Law – Los Angeles, CA.

Dr. Halsey has been inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame, Kansas Music Hall of Fame, International Event Buyers Association (IEBA) Hall of Fame, and received the National Music Council American Eagle Award in 2015 and is an inductee into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame (2015).

Jim Halsey currently resides in Tulsa, OK with his wife, Minisa Crumbo Halsey.