MTSU Experience at Bonnaroo ‘not playtime for them’

Middle Tennessee State University’s chief academic officer came to the 2022 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival to see for himself how students were learning and working at one of the world’s premier live-music ...

New ‘XR Stage’ courses will turn MTSU students’ skills into media jobs worldwide

When an industry can change in what feels like the flash of a pixel, preparing to work in it may seem an adventure into a strange new future. Middle Tennessee ...

MTSU alumna, ‘American Idol’ finalist ‘HunterGirl’ serenaded with well-wishes in Winchester

 In advance of her appearance in the season finale of “American Idol,” MTSU alumna Hunter Wolkonowski went home to Winchester, Tennessee, Tuesday, May 17, to bask in the love and support of ...

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MTSU Road Trip Class writes stories about real people and real communities

For nine out of the last ten years, Middle Tennessee State University’s Journalism and Strategic Media students have participated in an annual road trip across Tennessee. MTSU Professor and veteran journalist Leon Alligood gives a first-hand account of this year’s trip to Winchester, Tenn.

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MTSU returns to the Grammys after COVID hiatus

True Blue returned to the Grammys in full force Friday, April 1, as Middle Tennessee State University resumed its annual pilgrimage to the music industry’s biggest showcase to celebrate alumni nominees and provide students career-building experiences.

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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.

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‘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.

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New ‘Main Street Studios’ bring Recording Industry and School of Music students together

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 — nearly 5,000 square feet of customized, expandable, “world-class” classroom, laboratory, production and gathering space adjoining the university’s main entrance.

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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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