Middle Tennessee Students Win National Prize

May 16, 2012

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (NELSON)  --  Three Mid-State students recently won a recording competition against competitors from some of the nation’s top schools.

Middle Tennessee State University Recording Industry majors Taylor Bray, Jeff Braun, and Grant Hartford took first place in the “Fantastic Scholastic Recording Competition” sponsored by the Shure Company.

The MTSU team won with a recording of an original composition called “Falliday” by aspiring singer-song writer, Rebecca Roubion.

Winning team member Taylor Bray gives MTSU faculty most of the credit.

“If you prove to them you’re willing to put the effort in and go the extra mile and if you’re serious and passionate about your craft their willing to invest to the same measure.”

The MTSU team faced some high-powered competition, including schools like New York University.  The College of Communication at MTSU gets to keep the $11,000 worth of Shure microphones used to record the winning tune. 

Bray, Braun and Hartford each get a set of their own Shure mics valued at almost $1,000.