For the fourth consecutive year, Roane State was the only two-year educational institution in Tennessee whose students were invited to participate as volunteers at the Country Radio Seminar in downtown Nashville.
The three-day event brings together some of the leading notables in country music, a press release said. It’s an annual convention designed to educate and promote the exchange of ideas and business practices in the country music industry. There were more than 2,500 attendees last year.
The seminar’s agenda included performances, presentations, informative panels, and educational opportunities.
Attending were Roane State music students Elana Douglas, Bryce Laughlin, Cassi Maggard, Raegan Kennedy, and Olivia Parker. Myra Peavyhouse, Roane State’s Dean of Humanities, also attended.
Roane State Music Department Coordinator Geol Greenlee selected the students for this year’s event.
“I was extremely pleased with the enthusiasm and work ethic of the five students selected to attend this year’s seminar,” Peavyhouse said. “Throughout the experience, each student represented Roane State in a positive manner.”
The students helped with registration, distributed the daily “Buzz Sheet” of conference highlights and information, and directed attendees to sessions.
Peavyhouse said music students and their instructors from Middle Tennessee State University and Belmont and Vanderbilt universities “have been greatly involved for a number of years.”
“Our students have opportunities to network with these students and others in the industry,” Peavyhouse said.
“It (the seminar) is also useful in promoting transfer to four-year institutions,” she said, “and allows our students to build upon techniques they have learned in Music Theory I and II.”
This press release was submitted by Owen Driskill.
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