MTSU at Grammys 2

Middle Tennessee State University held an alumni event in Los Angeles on Saturday to honor Beverly Keel as the new dean of the College of Media and Entertainment. MTSU students and alumni participated in Grammy events. SUBMITTED

Middle Tennessee State University took in Grammy weekend, going behind the scenes with recording industry leaders and rolling out the True Blue carpet for Southern California alumni.

MTSU honored its nine graduates nominated for Grammys at a brunch Saturday in Los Angeles. The event celebrated the appointment of alumna Beverly Keel as dean of the College of Media and Entertainment. Keel is the former chair of MTSU’s Department of Recording Industry.

“MTSU has one of the world’s most respected and recognized recording industry programs, so it’s important to be a part of music's biggest night,” Keel said. “It allows our faculty and students to spend time with industry leaders, learn about new trends in the changing entertainment landscape and celebrate those who make the music.”

MTSU President Sidney McPhee and Provost Mark Byrnes hosted a dinner for Southern California graduates from disciplines beyond and including recording industry.

MTSU students toured the Staples Center, site of Sunday’s award telecast, and met with music industry producers and artist managers. 

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