Let the 2017-18 school year begin!

Let the 2017-18 school year begin…

We are excited to start the school year with over 100 DMI Entertainment Industry Studies program majors! Our program has seen a substantial amount of growth and we are eager to see what the future holds.

This summer, 23 students from the DMI program were placed in internship positions with music and entertainment industry companies in Memphis, Nashville, Los Angeles, Oklahoma City, and Jackson. We also hosted our eleventh DMI Summer Camp and fourth DMI Freshmen Boot Camp.

To start the year, one of our outstanding seniors, Olivia DeGrado, is kicking off her Senior Project by producing a concert series in downtown Cleveland, MS on the green space (much like the Levitt AMP concerts). This will be a FREE 4-week concert series and each concert will feature a different genre of American music, including Blues, Country, Gospel, and Americana. Each concert will feature a DMI student or group as the opening act, beginning at 6:00 PM.

Jesse Robinson
Jesse “Guitar” Robinson

The Wired for Sound Concert Series will begin on September 12 featuring Jesse Robinson. Burnham Road will take the stage on September 27 and Coahoma Community College Choir on October 10. Young Valley will wrap up the concert series on October 26.

To learn more about artists for the upcoming Wired for Sound Concert Series click on the links below:

Jesse Robinson- http://www.arts.state.ms.us/folklife/artist.php?dirname=robinson_jesse

Burnham Road- https://www.facebook.com/TjBurnhamMusic/

Coahoma Community College Choir- https://www.facebook.com/singcoahoma/

Young Valley- https://www.facebook.com/youngvalley/

We would like to thank our sponsors for their generous support of this music series.

City of Cleveland  • Cleveland/Bolivar County Chamber of Commerce • Kirk Brothers Ford-Lincoln, LLC

Automark  •  Planter’s Bank  •  DSU Quality Enhancement Plan  •  Mr. Alan Morgan

The school year is off to a great and, as always, busy start, and we can’t wait to tell you about more events and exciting news as they approach.  Stay tuned…see you on the green space for some live music!

Brittany McGee (DSU ’17)


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