NASHVILLE'S ONLY MENTOR-DRIVEN MUSIC CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

Learn from music industry professionals, Grammy award winners, songwriter hall of fame members, and other industry insiders!

ABOUT US
The Catawba College Segue 61 program was created with one simple goal in mind: bridge the gap between individuals of exceptional potential and a career in the music industry.

You'll work alongside industry pros: your mentors and instructors. Through our program, you’ll gain invaluable hands-on experience and unmatched avenues to network your way into the music industry.

Nashville’s Segue 61 is a two semester certificate program of study that requires 30 credits hours of work to complete.

The school year runs from August 2017 through May 2018. 
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
 
First: learn about today’s music industry from active professionals who helped develop Segue 61’s curriculum and teach our courses.

Second: create projects for real-world application. Work together with your classmates and mentors in interdisciplinary teams to address the complex processes at the heart of the music industry.
THE CURRICULUM
The Segue 61 curriculum has been created in close collaboration with key music industry figures in Nashville and beyond. The result? A music school like no other. Students work together with Segue 61 peers in interdisciplinary teams. This allows you to tackle the complex processes at the heart of projects central to the music industry.

Projects Include:
  • Creating a professional web presence
  • Developing a social media following
  • Recording and releasing original music
  • Booking a real tour
  • Performing live in Nashville venues
  • Effectively marketing all of your projects
WHY CHOOSE SEGUE 61
The music industry functions behind closed doors. It has to. Without this exclusivity, insiders would be inundated with the unskilled and untalented, who are convinced that they’re the next big thing.  

Segue 61 serves both the music business and young talent trying to enter into a music profession with classes instructed by the industry leaders and hit-makers themselves.

You’ll not only participate in recording and performing music, but also hone your skills as a successful musician. You will also learn about today's music business on the front lines of that industry while developing as professionals.
MENTORS WHO CARE
The concept of Segue 61 hinges on having the finest musicians, producers, engineers, and working music business professionals as the professors of our classes.
HANDS-ON TECHNIQUES
Work alongside mentors who live and breathe music on a daily basis. Learn the ins and outs with real world skills and tools coupled with decades of knowledge in the industry.
MULTI-DISCIPLINARY SKILLS
In addition to your focus and exact skills you’ve honed over the years, you’ll also be cross-trained to learn the ins and outs of the music industry. These insights will allow you to navigate networking situations and gain a strong understanding of all areas of the industry. This equips you with an invaluable skill set to have in your future music career.
All programs are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission and the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.

All programs are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission and the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.

Guthrie Trapp, Creative Coordinator & Guitarist
 
Guthrie Trapp is one of Nashville’s preeminent guitar talents. He’s currently finishing work on a follow-up to his successful first solo album, Pick Peace, a 2012 showcase for Trapp’s stellar talent that long supported the careers of superstar artists and his own bands. Pick Peace served as a perfect template for Trapp’s brilliant mix of musical influences, exploring country, blues, Latin, reggae, jazz, rock and experimental music.
Clay Bradley, Industry and Music Coordinator / Artist Development
 
Clay Bradley is the Industry & Education Coordinator for Segue 61, managing the synthesis & integration of the music industry and educational aspects of the Segue 61 program. Bradley also helps ensure the real-world validity of the program as well as its academic integrity by working with mentors in the business-related industry categories as well as performance, songwriting, and engineering/production. His role also includes ongoing advisement in assessing and developing the program’s curriculum.
Pete Abbott, Education and Music Coordinator / Drummer
 
Pete Abbott is Music & Education Coordinator for Segue 61, coordinating the music and educational aspects of the Segue 61 program. Abbott uses a broad industry reach to help see to the real-world validity of the program as well as its academic integrity by working with mentors in the areas of performance, songwriting, and engineering/production. His role also includes ongoing advisement in assessing and developing the program’s curriculum. 

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PERFORMANCE & PORTFOLIOS
Whether you have interest in becoming a recording artist, a session musician, or an engineer / producer, our cross-training coursework will cover these areas alongside industry pros.

Recording / Engineering, Studio Musicianship, Music Production, Songwriting, Publishing, Management, and much more.

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