MTSU Recording Industry Department to Host AES Education Conference.
The Department of Recording Industry is hosting the AES Educational Conference July 25-27 at MTSU. Click here for more details.
MFA graduate featured in Rolling Stone
MFA graduate Paul Zimmerman-Clayton is featured in a recording session with singer Ashley Monroe. Click here to see the video in Rolling Stone..
Bobby Owsinski Clinics
Author/Producer Bobby Owsinski will be giving two clinics at the MassComm building on Thursday 3/28. Click here for details..
CAREER AND INTERNSHIP FAIR
The annual MTSU Career and Internship Fair is this Thursday. Click here for the schedule.
Professor John Dougan Writes New Book
Professor John Dougan has written a new book about the African American quintet the Prisonaires, a 1950s one-hit wonder comprised of prison inmates. Find out more about his new book from the Nashville Scene and by clicking the picture below. Click here for more details.
Ableton Live Clinic on Oct. 4th
Ableton will be holding a clinic for Ableton Live on October 4th. Click here for more details.
MTSU Students Win Grand Prize at 2012 Shure Competition
MTSU students Taylor Bray, Jeff Braun and Grant Hartford won the Grand Prize at the 2012 Shure Competition. Click here to meet the students and find out more information. To see the project log and listen to their winning song, click here.
Announcing the first ever All Class RIM Reunion!
Plan to attend on Friday April 13th and Saturday April 14th, 2012. Special events for RIM alumni are being planned.
Erin Enderlin's Debut Album Receives Positive Reviews
Congratulations to a former MTSU student on debut album success
Johnna Day Wins at International Songwriting Festival
Johnna competed with some very well seasoned songwriters...
RIM Listening Night
Come and join us for RIM Listening Night where RIM professors will play top projects from Audio Production & Engineering classes
AES Compression Workshop
Alex Case will be giving a lecture on the use and misuse of compression.
Ian Rogers, CEO of Topspin
Ian will be a Guest Lecturer and Instructor at MTSU's Recording Inudstry Department on Thursday, November 10th.
George S. Clinton visits MTSU
Film composer George S. Clinton, the man behind the music of "Mortal Kombat." "The Santa Clause 2" and the "Austin Powers" film series, will share his expertise with MTSU.
Russell Hickman Speaks at MTSU
Special guest speaker at CMS meeting 9-29-11
MTSU NSAI Bluebird Showcases
Two showcases announced for songwriting students
Next Big Nashville extends Field Trip invitaion to RIM students
Attend Field Trips free with your student ID
MRAT MFA student receives AES scholarship
Mauricio Gargel was named the Emil Torick Scholar Award winner in the 2011 AES Educational Grant program
RCA Recording Artist CHRIS YOUNG once walked the halls of MTSU
Come to Bluesboro on the Murfreesboro Square Tuesday, July 12th and hear former MTSU student CHRIS YOUNG’s new album NEON
MRAT Grad Students and AES members volunteer at W.O. Smith Music School
Graduate students in the Recording Arts and Technology program at Middle Tennessee State University will engineer a live webcast from the W.O. Smith Community Music School in Nashville Thursday evening, March 31, 2011
Bluebird Showcase Announcement
Congratulations to the students who were chosen to participate in the next Bluebird Showcase
Moog Theremin Concert and Demonstration
Featuring Kevin Kissinger
10 Questions with Amy Willis
Interview with Department of Recording Industry alumni and public relations pro Amy Willis:
Study Abroad in Russia
For three weeks, experience the music, the magic, and the excitement of two of the world’s most dynamic cities.
Department of Recording Industry Career and Internship Fair
Meet face-to-face with music industry representatives. Over 40 companies will be there to meet YOU.
The Changing Geography of Pop Music
The big winners in Sunday night's Grammy Awards took many by surprise.
Career Development Center’s Spring Career Fair
Students will need a FREE TICKET to attend, and they can get one in KUC 328
SEM General Interest Meeting
The Society for Electronic Music is having their semi-annual general interest meeting to discuss membership and upcoming events
ODP Rush Week
Omega Delta Psi, the first recording industry fraternity-slash-business-organization of its kind, is about to have its Spring Rush Week!
MTSU AES - The King of Vinyl: United Record Pressing
For those of you that have not visited a working vinyl record pressing plant, this is a real treat. Nashville is very fortunate to have one of the few pressing plants left in the world.
MTSU Recording Industry Professor, Alumni Receive Grammy Nominations
MURFREESBORO—The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards will be presented Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, in Los Angeles, and faculty and alumni from Middle Tennessee State University may well hear their names called as winners of the coveted prize.
Hot on the Row Winners
Congratulations to the participants selected to perform at "Hot on the Row!"
Mic to Masters Sponsored by Prism Sound
Mic To Master is a series of workshops and masterclasses on recording techniques, mixing and mastering which are designed to give engineers, producers and all other creative audio enthusiasts an opportunity to learn expert tips and tricks of the trade from recording industry professionals.
Message from Professor Charlie Dahan
I am happy to share with you RIM 4620 (Marketing of Recordings) and RIM 4810 (Indie Labels) students’ blog posts.
Pink Floyd tribute event - Us & Them
US & THEM returns for command performance (Murfreesboro, TN)
Mark Hornsby featured in the October issue of Recording Magazine
The Department of Recording Industry alum, Mark Hornsby, recently spoke with the College of Mass Communications about his recent projects and plans.
Congratulations to the winners of the Bluebird Showcase songwriting competition!
Bluebird Showcase Tues., Nov. 16th 6:00 - 8:00 PM
MTSU AES Guest Speaker: Geoff Daking, engineer and equipment designer
His presentation will include audio demos, equipment insights and professional advice based on his long career in the music industry.
Free Concert - Music City Roots
MTSU students are invited to attend "Music City Roots, Live from the "Loveless" this Wednesday, November 3rd at 7 pm, free of charge.
Middle Tennessee State University Hosts Global Entrepreneurship Week
Department of Recording Industry, and the MTSU School of Music will celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week from November 15 – 19, 2010.
MTSU Interns in Rascal Flatts Video!
Two MTSU Interns, Scot Jamison, and Rachel Blythe, recently got to be in a Rascal Flatts promo video for the CMA's!
Get Your Songs Heard!
All student songwriters, artists, and producers...trying to get your songs heard by the right people?
"Support for Free Expression in Mexico" panel
The panel will include a Mexican political consultant, a Mexican pollster, a U.S. free expression scholar, and a U.S. pollster.
NSAI to host guest speaker Jessi Alexander
The MTSU NSAI Chapter will host a Q & A; with Jessi Alexander. Come with questions and an eager ear, as Jessi will be sharing some songs with us!
Commercial Songwriting Internships
If you plan on registering for a Commercial Songwriting Internship in the Spring Semester of 2011 you need to attend one of the Music Business Internship Orientation Meetings this semester!
Vocal workshop with Kathy Chiavola
The Distinguished Lecture Fund and the Department of Recording Industry present: Vocal Workshop for Student Songwriters and Artists with Kathy Chiavola Thursday Oct. 21st 7:00-8:30 PM Bragg Mass Comm 103
How to Get a Job in the Recording Industry
"Living the Dream"- a conversation with industry pros! Friday, October 1, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. in mass comm. 101
MTSU, ASCAP reaffirm 'partners in craft' songwriting program
MTSU's Department of Recording Industry and the Nashville office of ASCAP are turning education into careers with a successful commercial-songwriting partnership, "Partners in Craft."
MTSU Professor Beverly Keel joins Universal Music Group as Vice President of Media & Artist Relations
Universal Music Group Nashville has appointed MTSU Professor Beverly Keel, Department of Recording Industry Professor and Director of the Siegenthaler Chair of Excellence in First Amendment Studies, as Vice President of Media and Artist Relations. Congratulations to Ms. Keel and best wishes for a great future at Universal!
AES San Fran Student Recording Competition
Student recording competition information for the fall Audio Engineering Society Convention (San Francisco, Nov. 4-7, 2010)
Mulraine named chair of MTSU's Recording Industry!
"Dr. Loren Mulraine is ready for a fresh polish on one of MTSU's crown jewels-the Department of Recording Industry " - Tennessean
API Scholarships awarded to 3 MTSU students
Department of Recording Industry students Taylor Bray, Jay Yaskin and Benjamin Poff were among 6 students awarded with scholarships from API.
Meet Musicians Clint Gee and James Oliva
No doubt both of them are talented musicians and seem to be more business savvy than your average college student. Their keen business sense is something that they both attribute to their experience at MTSU.
Seigenthaler Chair of Excellence Lecture
The Seigenthaler Chair of Excellence invites you to a lecture given by best-selling author and forensic anthropologist Dr. Kathy Reichs on April 14 at 7 p.m. at Murphy Center
Recording Industry Department Career Day
This event is an opportunity for you to network and make some contacts which may lead to an internship or to possible full time employment.
Performance Rights Act Panel
The topic is the “Performance Rights Act.” The panel will be hosted by ASCAP’s Dan Keen and...
Dave Aron Lecture and Studio Session
David Aron is a multi-platinum recording engineer, live and studio mixer, record producer and musician...
An Evening With Ricky Skaggs
Tom T. Hall Writer Series Presents...An Evening With RICKY SKAGGS!
Chuck Klosterman Campus Visit
Chuck Klosterman is one of the nation's leading pop culture critics. He is a journalist and author of five best-selling non-fiction books and one novel. He has been described as "the reigning Kasparov of pop culture wits-matching" by The San Francisco Chronicle.
MTSU Captures Shuttle Launch Using Mojave Audio Microphones
Kennedy Space Center, Florida … There’s something magical about the lift-off a Space Shuttle. Whether you've seen one or a dozen such events, the sheer force required to propel the rocket / shuttle combination upward is fascinating.
Dr. Floyd Toole on the state of the art of sound reproduction and auditory perception
The Departments of Recording Industry, Physics and the School of Music at Middle Tennessee State University are pleased to announce a public lecture by Dr. Floyd Toole on the state of the art of sound reproduction and auditory perception.
Moog Music Event At MTSU
On February 18th, Saul Zonana of Moog Music (located in Ashville, NC) will visit MTSU to demonstrate the new revolutionary Moog guitar and other Moog products.
MIX Magazine: A Semester Tracked in 8 Hours
MIX Magazine's November 2009 Issue article on the Department of Recording Industry's rapidly growing record label,
RIM Unveils New API Console
President Sidney McPhee spoke at the Department of Recording Industry's open house last Thursday to introduce the newly installed Automated Processes, Inc. Vision Surround Console in Studio A in the John Bragg Mass Communication building.
Forbes names MTSU in the Top 100
A Visit From Vince Gill
The Country Music Association award winner offered his advice to college students aiming to make it big in the music industry during a question-and-answer session
Consoles Deliver Engineering Experience to Promising Students!
Middle Tennessee State University gives high marks to solid state logic duality and AWS 900+
2009 AfroFlow Tour coming to MTSU!
The nationally renown 2009 AfroFlow Tour is coming to MTSU on April 14! The event is free and open to the public.
Candidacy Dates are Posted!
The schedule of dates and deadlines for candidacy is now available on the candidacy page.
Department of Recording Industry in the press!
- - February, 2009: Country music star Vince Gill gives songwriting lecture for Department of Recording Industry at MTSU
- - October, 2008: API Vision Chosen by Middle Tennessee State University's Department of Recording Industry
- - Rutherford County, 1998 Edition, "The 'Boro Beat"(see article in left sidebar)
- - In Concert, 1998 Edition, "On the Road Again"
- - Pro Audio Review, November 1997, "Part III: Back to School"
- - Nashville Business Journal, October 6-10, 1997, "Murfreesboro Broadening Music Industry"
- - Billboard, August 9, 1997, "Murfreesboro: An Emerging Music Mecca" (see headlines above)
- - The Daily News Journal, August 9, 1997, "Call It the 'Boro Beat"
- - The Daily News Journal, May 18, 1997, "MTSU Making Mark in Music"
- - Edge, Spring 1997, "Growing Their Own"
- - Daily Variety, October 3, 1995, "Complex of Audio Pros"
- - The Daily News Journal, September 27, 1995, "Nation's Largest"
- - Music Row, September 8, 1994, "The First 20 Years"
- - db magazine, January/February 1994, "MTSU Department of Recording Industry"
- - The Daily News Journal, October 20, 1993, "Music Industry Giants Advise MTSU"
- - Nashville Banner, August 17, 1993, "Music Gets Big Boost at MTSU"
- - Nashville Business Journal, August 16-20, 1993, "Country's New Frontier Lies in Land of Rising Sun"
- - Mix, February 1992, "Choosing the Right Audio Program"
- - R*E*P, November 1991, "Designing the MTSU Media Complex
Student, Faculty and Departmental Awards
- - Alternative Newsweeklies Journalism Award
- - American College Theater Festival, Regional Award
- - Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Technology
- - Broadcast Educators Association Award for Best Video Production
- - Career Achievement Award Nomination, MTSU
- - CASE Circle of Excellence Award
- - Communicator Awards, Crystal Award of Excellence in Audio
- - Handy Blues Award for Best Country Blues Album
- - JFK Center for the Performing Arts Special Award
- - Memphis Star Best Audio Engineer Award
- - MIX Magazine nomination for technical excellence and creativity (8)
- - NARAS, Student Music Award
- - NARAS, Memphis Chapter, Premier Audio Engineer Award
- - Nashville Music Award Nomination, Best Blues Recording
- - Outstanding Achievement in Creative Activity, MTSU (2)
- - Outstanding Achievement in Creative Activity Nomination, MTSU (4)
- - Outstanding Achievement in Instructional Technology Award, MTSU
- - Outstanding University Teacher, MTSU (3)
- - Public Service Award Nomination, MTSU (2)
- - Recording Industry Outstanding Alumni Award
- - Sinking Creek Film Festival Award for Best Historical Documentary
- - Technical Excellence & Creativity Award Nomination (8)