“It all begins with a song.” That phrase expresses the foundation of the music industry, and this week student songwriters from the Delta Music Institute (DMI) program at Delta State University will put that phrase into practice by showcasing their original songs at a public songwriter’s night Thursday, Nov. 5, from 7- 9 p.m. at the Bean Counter on South Court St. in Cleveland.
Students songwriters scheduled to perform include Kristen Brassel, Eric Tamboli, Aaron Taylor, Stephen Chew, Joanna Sabine, and Ben Shaman. These student songwriters passed an audition to be selected for the performance.
Songwriter’s Night will consist of two sets of songs from these selected songwriters along with a 30-minute “open mic” set that allows any interested individual to perform one original song for the listening audience.
Songwriter’s Night is being organized and sponsored by the DMI’s Grammy U chapter. Grammy U is a student organization that connects students studying music and entertainment industry with professionals in the industry through networking events and educational seminars.
The Delta Music Institute is an independent center of study under the College of Arts & Sciences of Delta State University. It began with a generous donation by Fred Carl of the Viking Range Corporation in 2003.
The focus of the DMI is to provide students with a broad and thorough education in the technological, creative, and business areas of the music and entertainment industry.
Songwriter’s Night is open to the public. There is no cover charge, but donations will be accepted to support the activities of the Delta State Grammy U chapter.