Thursday, March 18, 2010

Tennessee State University Commercial Music Students Present Songwriters In The Round Showcase On Campus

The commercial music program in the Department of Music at Tennessee State University will host the second annual Songwriters in the Round, a showcase of student songwriters from the program. This year’s student performers include:

  • Jonathan Boddie, a senior from Nashville, Tenn., who has played with the group, Stargunn featuring Shooter Jennings, son of country legend Waylon Jennings.
  • Will Davenport, a junior from Atlanta, Ga., who has signed a major production deal.
  • Kerry Frazier, a graduate student from Nashville, Tenn., who had one of his original songs pitched to actor/singer Jamie Foxx.
  • Saaneah Jamision, a a senior Nashville, Tenn., who appeared on the season seven of American Idol.  
  • Tish Spence, a junior from Nashville, Tenn. who has sung background for gospel artists.
  • Charity Ward, a sophomore from Detroit, Mich., who recently won a campus talent show.

Hosted by the Department of Music’s Commercial Music program, the event will feature each student performing two songs and playing their own instruments. They will also share their inspiration behind the creative process of writing songs. For more information, contact Mark Crawford, coordinator of the commercial music program, at 963-5210 or

Tuesday, March 23, 2010, 7 p.m.

Tennessee State University Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

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