Last Saturday, the Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business presented its annual Best of the Best Showcase, which included a special celebration of the life and legacy of former faculty member and alumnus Bob Mulloy. Known for his passion for students and his dedication to Belmont University, Mulloy was the vision and drive behind Belmont’s renowned music business program.
The evening included a moving video tribute, a song dedication from notable Belmont alumnus Gordon Kennedy and the presentation of a $25,000 check to fund an endowed scholarship in Mulloy’s honor. Students pursuing careers in the music business and entertainment industries will be eligible to receive assistance to pursue their goals, and those selected will hold the distinguished title of “Mulloy Scholar.” In addition, Belmont President Dr. Bob Fisher announced the establishment of the Robert E. Mulloy Award of Excellence, an annual award to be given to an individual who has achieved a level of excellence in the music business and entertainment industries with notable service to Belmont University and the Nashville community. Both awards will have inaugural presentations in 2009.
As always, Best of the Best also highlighted some of Belmont’s remarkable student talent with performances from winners of past CEMB showcases and writers’ nights playing before a packed house. Showcase winners who performed included Alvin Love (Urban/Pop), Jordan Kyle (Christian), Shea Raye (Country), Lorien (Rock) and Stephanie Lambring (Cover). In addition, ASCAP Writers’ Night Winners presented their original compositions: Joshua Eric Wright, Andrew Mallanik, Troy Akers, Matt Dragstrem, Greg Bates and Nathan Klages.
For information on how to contribute to the Mulloy Endowed Scholarship, email firstname.lastname@example.org.