Girls who want to “rock the house”can be loud and proud at the 11th annual Southern Girls Rock & Roll Camp at MTSU.
The musical day camp for girls ages 10-17 will take place mostly in various rooms of the Wright Music Building from July 22-26.
Campers will receive daily instruction in guitar, bass, vocals, drums and keyboards. In addition, area and touring professional bands will perform in concert, answer the campers’ questions and provide more than two hours of daily ensemble instruction.
An MTSU alumna continues her quest to turn tragedy into triumph by raising awareness of traumatic brain injuries.
Recording industry major Micah Jones had just begun an internship with a company on Nashville’s Music Row MTSU when a car struck her July 9, 2004. The impact of the collision propelled her into the air, and her head landed on a metal grate.
She spent six weeks in a coma in hospitals in both Nashville and her native Ohio. She was still in the hospital when her parents accepted her diploma for her at commencement.
Dr. Dale Cockrell of MTSU’s Center for Popular Music gently holds a weathered palm-sized journal filled with musical notations in one hand and a parchment-like handmade flier with newspaper clippings and music about the battle of Fredericksburg in the other.
His colleague, musician and archivist John Fabke, displays an old open-reel tape full of tunes from “Fiddling Bob Douglas,” a Chattanooga gem who made his Grand Ole Opry debut in 2000 at age 100.
You can spend the rest of your life saying, “I wish I’d learned a second language,” or you can start speaking one this summer at the 2013 Summer Language Institute at MTSU’s Center for Accelerated Language Acquisition.
The university’s 11th annual Summer Language Institute is offering weeklong courses in multiple languages beginning in mid-June, including — for the first time! — Arabic, Chinese and Latin classes along with Spanish and French instruction.