Belmont violin alumnus Kyle Pudenz was recently featured in a CNN article on COVID’s impact on the performing arts.
Pudenz, a violinist, songwriter and arranger, shares his experience after the 2020 tornado in Nashville under the subhead, “Emerging from the Storm” in “Covid hit Nashville hard. Now the performing arts are staging a comeback.”
He discusses the immediate impact of the storm and COVID, from losing planned gigs and having to quit a recently-launched business venture with his father handcrafting and selling electric violins. He made it through by performing a weekly web series “Music Saving Musicians,” grants, crowdfunded projects and the CARES act until he was able to piece together work once live shows returned.
Read the full article here.