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Delta Music Institute Awarded Grant from Mississippi Arts Commission

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The Delta Music Institute (DMI) at Delta State University recently received a $4,300 project grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC). This grant is a portion of the $1.3 million in grants the Commission will award in 2020-21. The funds will be allocated to a virtual camp for high school students exploring entertainment industry career tracks in audio engineering, singer/songwriting, and instrumental performance.

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New Album with DSU’s Tricia Walker about Hospice Workers Raises Money for Their PPE in the Pandemic

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How do retired Delta State University employees spend their time? If you’re Tricia Walker, former director of the Delta Music Institute (DMI), you give back through your craft, especially in a time of crisis.

Walker, who spent 26 years in Nashville as a performer, music publisher, and music producer before coming to Delta State in 2006 to develop the DMI program, co-created a new album about hospice professionals, The World Around the Bed: Songs of hope and healing. Proceeds from it will support the purchase of personal protective equipment (PPE) for them in the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

Delta State University’s Student-Run Record Label Fighting Okra Records Signs New Artist, The Vicious Vic — Who Will Perform at the Student Union at Noon on Feb. 10

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On Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, Fighting Okra Records (F.O.R.), a student-run record label on the campus of Delta State University, will announce the signing of their next artist, The Vicious Vic. F.O.R. will celebrate the announcement on Monday in the H.L. Nowell Student Union at 12 PM with a public signing and a performance by The Vicious Vic. Read More