FOX-17 profiled Belmont students this week who participating in a unique, hands-on internship opportunity. In a special collaboration between the Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business, the School of Music and Red Light Management, student instrumentalists auditioned for the chance to be the backing band for new Big Machine Records’ artist Ella Mae Bowen.
When presented with the opportunity by Red Light Management’s Tracy Gershon, the Curb College and School of Music recognized the value of the idea for students in both areas. CEMB Internship Coordinator Jamie L. Stamey said, “Today’s professional musicians must be equipped with knowledge of management, marketing, booking and various other aspects of touring, so we see many students focusing their studies on both the performance and business sides. This has been an excellent opportunity for them to develop their skills in both areas.”
Four students were chosen, including junior songwriting major Bryce Cain (guitar), who is interviewed for the piece, as well as junior commercial music major with MBU emphasis Andrew Galucki (guitar), junior commercial music major with MBU emphasis Erik Coveney (bass) and senior music business major Cameron De Fur (drums). Click here to watch the story.