College of Charleston SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

Darius Rucker and Cary Ann Hearst ’01 to Talk to Students About Songwriting

In the MixCharleston is becoming a hot spot for musicians locally and nationally, and the College of Charleston Arts Management Program is in the middle of it. A new monthly series, “In the Mix: Music Industry Exchanges” will connect musicians and College of Charleston students to industry leaders with intimate conversations about their successes and experiences in the music business. Moderated by Mark Bryan, the series will kick off on January 27, 2014 with guests Darius Rucker and Cary Ann Hearst discussing songwriting. *Event is at full capacity (sold out). VENUE change to Emmett Robinson Theatre in the Simons Center for the Arts

Presented by the Arts Management Program in the College of Charleston School of the Arts and sponsored by Borboleta Audio Mastering, the FREE series takes place Mondays, once a month, at 6:30, January through April on the College’s campus in Room 309 of the Simons Center for the Arts (54 Saint Philip St.) There is limited seating so an RSVP to is required.

Successful musician and music industry advancement leader at the College of Charleston, Mark Bryan, expresses, “I’m excited to inspire and enlighten budding musicians through conversations with some of my peers and heroes.”

[RelatedWatch a video of Mark Bryan performing with his class at the College.]

Bryan has taught music industry courses for the College’s Arts Management Program for five years; he is helping to develop a music industry concentration by generating interest of starting musicians and those wanting to pursue careers in music management. Bryan, along with industry expert and owner of Borboleta Audio Mastering, Duda Lucena, also has seen interest from musicians in the community to further enhance their knowledge of the music business.

Lucena remarks, “I believe this series is very important because it provides musicians with resources that push their music to the highest level.”

Charleston, S.C. is home to its own indie music label (Hearts and Plugs), international live online music series (Balcony TV), its own jazz and symphony orchestras (Charleston Jazz and Symphony Orchestras), more than 300 music venues (including Charleston Music Hall, Charleston Music Farm, Mezz, Awendaw Green), music blog (Metronome Charleston), dozens of music producers, more than six reputable recording studios, newly dedicated audio mastering studio, thousands of aspiring musicians and dozens of signed musicians who tour internationally but call Charleston home. Is there any doubt that Charleston is on the edge of becoming a hub for all things music?


JANUARY 27: “The Song” covers songwriting with:
Darius Rucker of Hootie & the Blowfish
Cary Ann Hearst of Shovels & Rope

FEBRUARY 24: “In the Studio” covers producing an album with:
Frank Rogers, Producer of Darius Rucker and founder of Sea Gayle Music
Dan Hannon, Producer of Manchester Orchestra
Eric Bass, Bass player of Shinedown and owner of Ocean Industries Studios
Duda Lucena of Borboleta Audio Mastering

MARCH 31: “On the Road” covers touring with:
Jerrod Wilkins, Manager of Duncan Sheik and NY Dolls
at Gold Mountain Entertainment
Dolph Ramseur, Manager of Avett Brothers and Carolina Chocolate Drops
at Ramseur Records



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