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April 20, 2017

 When I was in college, in January of 2009, I got the opportunity to take a class on documentary filmmaking as a vehicle for social change with a visiting scholar. My group chose to make a film about agriculture in Kentucky and had the ultimate honor of interviewing po...

March 7, 2017

 Head over to the IASPM-US website to read my interview with prolific rock critic Chuck Eddy about his recently released book. Chuck and I skyped to discuss his book of music criticism, and we even veered into talking about country music and my research for a few minut...

February 25, 2017

I'm excited to announce that the report I wrote for the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP) was recently released to the public (here). This report is the first time that SNAAP's career skills and entrepreneurship module has been analyzed and written about f...

February 1, 2017

At the beginning of January, I joined an interdisciplinary team of ten other Vanderbilt graduate students on a Social Venture Trek to Seattle to learn more about social enterprise and impact investing. We met with a series of organizations, businesses, and executives a...

January 24, 2017

A few months ago, I was contacted by a journalist who was putting together a special feature on aspiring singers, songwriters, and musicians in Nashville for the Nashville Ledger. The piece was released on January 13th, and many of the comments from my conversation wit...

October 16, 2016

"Stand in your idea of what the music industry is, because that's what it is." 

This was the parting wisdom from Kristy Osmunson of the Country duo American Young to college students from Tennessee, Hawaii, California, Arizona, and Florida at this year's Curb Creative C...

October 11, 2016

"What does 'the art stuff' have to do with quality of life in low and moderate income communities?"

This is the question around which Dr. Maria Rosario Jackson's talk was focused last week at Emma Bistro in Nashville. This event was made possible by the Metro Arts Commi...

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