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“The Bonnaroo campus” again available to students

The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee, served as a hands-on, outdoor classroom for College of Media and Entertainment students in 2019 for the sixth year in a row. From June 13–17, 35 students majoring in Recording Industry, Media Arts and Journalism and Strategic Media gained live, multimedia work experience on the 700-acre farm that […]

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Chris Young funds reno of campus entertainment venue

A new live entertainment venue on the Middle Tennessee State University campus is named the Chris Young Café to honor the multiplatinum Nashville entertainer’s continued support of his alma mater. MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee, at an event on July 9 at the Country Music Association headquarters on Music Row, thanked Young for lending his […]

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Three pros added to 2019’s college Wall of Fame

Three acclaimed alumni are now part of the Wall of Fame in MTSU’s College of Media and Entertainment: archival engineer Deborah Fairchild, New York Times best-selling author Leland Gregory, and public relations and marketing executive Dwayna Haley.

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Media students enjoy ACM Awards opportunity

College of Media and Entertainment students and faculty got some behind-the scenes instruction at rehearsals before the April 7 Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas.

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Keel leads panel on country radio gender equity pre-ACM

 LAS VEGAS — Chair of the Department of Recording Industry Beverly Keel helped lead an Academy of Country Music event in Las Vegas April 6 about the lack of gender equity in country radio.

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Alumna and indie star Julien Baker returns to campus

For singer-songwriter Julien Baker, representation matters. But, like most subjects she can (and will) intelligently pontificate about, it’s not that simple.

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Grammy-winning alum’s advice to students: Graduate

LOS ANGELES — Recording Industry alumnus Torrance “Street Symphony” Esmond, honored Saturday by his alma mater as part of its events before the Grammy Awards, had three pieces of advice to current students.

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NBC News features Recording Industry’s Grammy connection

On Sunday evening, Feb. 10, the College of Media and Entertainment’s Department of Recording Industry received some well-deserved recognition via the news media just hours before the Grammys aired live on network television. Kate Snow, weekend anchor for NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, aired a two-minute and 13-second segment highlighting the Department of Recording […]

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Alum heads legendary Hendrix NYC studio

When Lee Foster, a native of Smithville, Tennessee, was a senior in the Department of Recording Industry, he landed a three-month, unpaid internship at Electric Lady studios in New York.

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College makes connections in lead-up to Grammys

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — College of Media and Entertainment students and faculty connected with Southern California MTSU alumni and recording industry executives Friday, Feb. 8, on the first full day of festivities before the 61st annual Grammy Awards.

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Seven alumni up for Grammys in February

Seven talented MTSU alumni are nominated for Grammys this year in the categories of rap, gospel, American roots and country.

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Nic Dugger, Media Arts grad, recognized as university distinguished alumnus

For the second year in a row, a graduate of the College of Media and Entertainment has been named an MTSU Distinguished Alumnus.

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