Tag Archives: Odie Blackmon

Popular music conference draws 175 to campus

The College of Media and Entertainment, in conjunction with the School of Music, hosted the 2018 Association for Popular Music Education Conference this summer.

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Songwriting nabs second ACM Lifting Lives grant

The Department of Recording Industry’s Songwriting concentration, headed by Assistant Professor Odie Blackmon, received a second $10,000 grant from the Academy of Country Music Lifting Lives Foundation.

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Operation Song sets military memories to music again

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Central Magnet student Rebecca King focuses her camera as CMS freshman Ross Eady looks on as they cover the Stamps-Baxter Music Camp at MTSU for a video story. The budding journalists attended MTSU’s Innovation J-Camp July 11-15.

Innovation J-Camp offers multimedia experiences

Fourteen youngsters this summer delved into the world of professional journalism in a supportive, fun-filled multimedia environment.

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Recording Industry ranked by Hollywood Reporter

MTSU’s Department of Recording Industry is once again on an international list of acclaimed music industry schools touted by The Hollywood Reporter. The list also includes Juilliard, Berklee, the Seoul Institute for the Arts and the Conservatoire de Paris.

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ASCAP recently held a private showcase at its offices for Nashville music publishers showcasing Middle Tennessee State University’s commercial songwriting program. Pictured top row, from left, are students Nick Carpenter, Kyle Crownover, ASCAP Vice President LeAnn Phalen, student Zach Russell, MTSU Songwriting Concentration Coordinator Odie Blackmon; bottom row, from left, “Maybe April” members Alaina Stacey, Kristen Castro and Katy Bishop. (Submitted photo.)

Nashville publishers hear MTSU student songwriters

Middle Tennessee State University’s songwriting program recently took center stage at ASCAP’s private showcase for local music publishers.

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Recording Industry Career Fair draws over 30 reps

Mass Comm’s main street was packed the morning of April 7 with booths from multiple music companies – Sony/SATV Music Publishing, Music City Roots and SESAC, just to name a few – for Recording Industry’s annual Career Fair.

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Odie Blackmon brings country music’s roots to Mass Comm

Odie Blackmon writes timeless, classic country songs.

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Castleman lecture includes Alison Krauss in audience

Friday afternoon in the College of Mass Communication is usually a quiet time, with faculty and students wrapping up the week. This may be why it was easy for bluegrass-country superstar Alison Krauss to enter the John Bragg Mass Communication Building unnoticed and take a seat in the back of Comm 101.

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