Hannah is passionate about music and is currently a vocalist, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer, as well as an aspiring music industry professional. Hannah is a sophomore at the University of Southern California.
Cheyenne is entering her junior year at Belmont University. In addition to being on her university’s Dean’s List, her major interest is songwriting and co-writing with other students.
Eliezer is a second year student at Full Sail University who enjoys producing music and mentoring recording artists and fellow musicians. He has also recently ventured into the audio/musical production side of the business.
An honors student at the University of Southern California minoring in Music Industry and Music Production, Ugonnaya is described by one of her professors as one of his most inspired students with regard to creativity, adroit communication skills, an advanced work ethic and a proactive approach to bettering her community.
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Brendan is entering his senior year at Belmont University with a most impressive resume reflecting his entrepreneurial and innovative mindset. He is involved in many music and entertainment and related programs and activities while still enjoying his leisure interests including playing piano recitals, songwriting and composing.
Helena feels very strongly about a career in live entertainment, due to the very broad music industry-related education she has received as a junior at Middle Tennessee State University. She would ultimately like to manage a venue or get into tour management.
Gabriel, a student from Malaysia studying at Berklee College of Music, is a singer, violinist and drummer. Entering his sophomore year at Berklee, he has declared his major in composition and contemporary writing and production with a goal of excelling in modern music while incorporating jazz and classical elements.
Samantha will enter her second year at Full Sail University. Her interests include a variety of anything art, film or music related. She hopes to incorporate these interests and her entrepreneurial skills as she works toward her business degree.
A high school senior described by her College Counselor as a natural leader, Helena is a passionate musician who has achieved the highest level of chamber winds. She also facilitates an on-campus film club. She will attend college in the fall. Helena’s dad, Bernd, is an employee of Music Biz member company, WorldStrings Promotions.
Malia is entering her senior year at Belmont University. She has a passion for the entertainment industry, specifically in the area of law. She hopes to go on to Belmont School of Law, become an entertainment lawyer, and provide guidance to artists and protect the rights of all creators by focusing on contract and copyright law.
Graham is interested in all things music, particularly music publishing. As he enters his senior year at Belmont University, he hopes to secure an internship to get some hands-on experience in this area as he prepares for a career in advocating for fair compensation for both artists and songwriters.
Chandler’s academic advisor at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music describes her as “self-directed, focused and driven to hone both her musical skills and understanding of the inner workings of the music industry.” She is an active performer/songwriter who is looking for ways to propel her career. She is entering her junior year.
A senior at Temple University’s Klein College of Media & Communication, Patricia serves as Director of Marketing for the university’s student-run record label, Bell Tower Music. She oversees the marketing staff, develops marketing plans and press releases and works with the A&R, live events and media departments.
A Venezuelan native, Raul is a gifted musician who is described by his Professor of Clarinet as a “confident, expressive, musical performer who instinctively incorporates commentary for improvement into his performances.” A senior at the University of North Texas, Raul performs in a clarinet quartet and performs in the school’s Symphonic Band.
Kirsten has been very involved since freshman year in the professional music fraternity for women at Lindenwood University where she is entering her senior year. Her career focus is music and her main interests are singing, playing guitar and songwriting.
Jacob is a sophomore at Drexel University. He possesses a great love for music production and brought a wealth of personal experience to his school’s Music Industry Program. He has already created his own independent label, has a band and has booked and promoted local shows throughout high school.
Gabriell will enter his senior year at Middle Tennessee State University and will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in its world-renowned audio program. In addition to his studies, Gabriell is a freelance music producer and engineer and runs his own mixing and mastering services from his home.
Victoria will be a senior at New York University where she will receive a Music Business degree with a minor in Law and Society. She plans on attending Columbia Law School and is currently interning at a music law firm while preparing for her LSAT.
Georgina is completing her studies in Music & Entertainment Industries at William Paterson University. She is an exceptional vocalist/musician, has completed one internship in the live music area where she excelled and received excellent evaluations, and is currently completing two internships with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.
Ian is a sophomore at Berklee College of Music. He is an excellent student as well as a very talented multi-instrumentalist, pianist, composer, recording artist and entrepreneur. He has established himself at Berklee as a valued collaborator and performer.
Bryan is a junior at Belmont University who is currently broadening his perspective on the music business by participating in his school’s many activities such as the Showcase Series and working events on Music Row through Belmont Service Corps. He hopes these and other activities will allow him to decide the specific area of the business on which he would like to focus his career.
Jacob will graduate from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Jacob had already been a member of the Broward Sherriff’s Office Fire Rescue Cadet program, but because of the tragic events that occurred at his school last year, Jacob has decided to help others by pursuing a career either in the Military or as a first responder.
Samantha is a junior at Monmouth University who, in addition to auditioning for professional theatre after college, would like to utilize her love of music and marketing and focus on a career of working with artists as a talent agent or tour manager.
Dodger is a high school senior whose determination has made him a successful long-distance runner. Dodger plans on being a business finance major at the University of Tennessee and hopes to have a career in investment banking focusing on the entertainment industry.