Charleston’s music scene is on the rise. Some have likened it to Austin, Texas twenty years ago, and many feel it’s on the precipice of taking off.
For that anticipated growth to become a reality, a strong support structure needs to be in place to help the industry develop, which is why the College of Charleston’s In the Mix music speaker series will host Low Country Listening: Finding Your Niche in the Charleston Music Scene on Monday, March 26 at 6:30 p.m.
The event will feature a round-table discussion with professionals from across the industry speaking about their own roles within the Charleston music scene, and the opportunities and challenges facing the scene as it grows. Attendees will then be allowed to interact with individual speakers during an intimate meet-and-great session.
For students and aspiring professionals interested in exploring careers in the city’s music industry, this event is a can’t miss. Industry insiders scheduled to speak include:
– Charles Carmody, Manager of the Charleston Music Hall
– Eddie White, Founder of Awendaw Green and the Barn Jam Music Series
– Galen Hudson, owner of Monster Music & Movies
– Matt Washburn, booking and talent agent at Empire Agency
In the Mix sessions are held at the Simons Center for the Arts first floor Recital Hall (54 Saint Philip St) and are presented by the Arts Management Program in the College’s School of the Arts. All sessions are free and open to both students and the public.
The College’s Arts Management major offers students who are musicians or interested in music management the opportunity to pursue a music industry concentration, with courses like Introduction to the Music Industry, Legal Aspects of the Entertainment Industry, Music in the Marketplace, History of the Recording Industry, and more. For information visit artsmgmt.cofc.edu or call (843) 953-6301