Newsweek names MTSU as among Best Maker Schools in Higher Education

Middle Tennessee State University has been recognized globally by Newsweek magazine as among the Best Maker Schools in Higher Education 2021.

‘Operation Song’ sessions offer ‘secret treasure’ for MTSU veterans, budding songwriters, Nashville pros

Leland the service dog seemed unimpressed with his time in the spotlight in Middle Tennessee State University‘s Keathley University Center Theater.

New ‘Main Street Studios’ fine-tune MTSU recording industry’s ‘Grammy-winner factory’ reputation

Students, faculty, staff and supporters of MTSU’s internationally renowned Department of Recording Industry joined administrators Friday night, Dec. 3, to welcome the public inside the relocated Studios D and E — ...

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CPM expands oral history collection on Nashville music industry

The Center for Popular Music recently added several oral history collections related to directly to the Nashville Music Industry to the archive.

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WMOT presents daytime roots music during AmericanaFest 2021 in Nashville

The return of AmericanaFest after a difficult year off in 2020 is cause for celebration, and WMOT Roots Radio is here for it, presenting three afternoons of live music, including one of the most talent-packed Wired In sessions so far.

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‘Constructing the Outbreak’ author Katherine Foss

Early last year, as it was dawning on Americans that their lives were about to change in some drastic but unknowable way, MTSU’s Katherine Foss got a phone call from The New York Times.

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Billboard names Tay Keith to 50 Greatest Producers of 21st Century list

Music producer and alumnus Tay Keith (’18) is sitting pretty at #42 on Billboard’s “50 Greatest Producers of 21st Century”, a list that includes Dr. Dre, Timbaland and Max Martin. The Billboard staff praised Keith’s signature beats, especially his Grammy-nominated song “Sicko Mode” by Travis Scott. Keith, who has also produced songs for Scott, Drake, […]

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Aspiring student journalists launch Middle Tennessee News

The School of Journalism and Strategic Media has launched Middle Tennessee News (MTN) in order to bring an immersive, teaching hospital-style learning experience for students.

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Media students create university-wide mask campaign

A group of MTSU School of Journalism and Strategic Media students has seen firsthand this fall how public relations and advertising campaigns can help make a lifesaving difference to their community. Knowing that their peers, and they, were aware of — and fatigued by — COVID-19 information as they prepared to return to campus in August for fall 2020 classes, the “Safe Return Campaign team,” […]

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Chris Young celebrates opening of Chris Young Cafe

Multiplatinum entertainer and former Middle Tennessee State University student Chris Young returned to his hometown for the grand opening of a MTSU learning lab and live entertainment venue that bears his name.

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Brittney Spencer featured in CMT’s “Next Women of Country” list

Despite only having released one EP to date as a solo artist, Compassion (2020), and remaining an independent artist (for now), MTSU alumna Brittney Spencer is making a name for herself in country music.

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Country artists build bridges to Music City for students

Bridges to Nashville: Exciting Career Opportunities in Country Music is a five-month pilot program designed to educate college students of color nationwide about the country music industry. Sessions are free and open to all students.

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M.F.A. Program conducts classes over Zoom using multi-iPhone-camera tools

Recording Arts and Technologies M.F.A. students excelled through a very challenging year of creative production despite restrictions imposed by COVID-19.

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M.S. Graduate’s thesis named best in the state

An MTSU media graduate’s timely research into how social media can affect politics and voting has been chosen as the year’s best thesis by the Tennessee Conference of Graduate Schools.

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Jennifer Woodard receives 2021 John Pleas Faculty Award

Jennifer Woodard, assistant dean and associate professor in the School of Journalism and Strategic Media, received the 2021 John Pleas Faculty Award.

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