MVNU student integrates career and calling in Music City
February 18, 2011
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Nashville. Ground zero for music makers and music lovers of all stripes. This semester, Mount Vernon Nazarene University's Whitney McCombs is in Music City making her own kind of music, and loving it.
McCombs is studying at the Contemporary Music Center (CMC), a 4-month, off-campus study program sponsored by BestSemester.com and the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities.
McCombs is on the Executive Track. She's managing students in the Artist Track, overseeing rehearsals, serving as executive producer at recording sessions and helping plan a series of concerts.
“Being at the CMC has given me hands-on experience that I probably couldn’t find anywhere else,” McCombs explained. “I'm serving as the manager for two artists here and learning the business aspect of the music industry, but I’m also gaining stage experience as a backup vocalist for many of the singers in the program. I’m truly getting the ‘best of both worlds.’”
A 2008 graduate of Wynford High School, McCombs is the daughter of Duane and Robin McCombs of Bucyrus, Ohio.
The Contemporary Music Center is one of 11 semester-away study programs created by the CCCU and BestSemester.com. MVNU students can also go to China, Russia, Egypt, Latin America, Oxford, England, Washington, D.C., Uganda, Australia and Hollywood to explore the integration of faith and learning in various disciplines.
For more information about the Contemporary Music Center or the CCCU’s other programs, check out www.thecontemporarymusiccenter.com and www.bestsemester.com.
Mount Vernon Nazarene University is a private, four-year, intentionally Christian teaching university for traditional age students, graduate students and working adults. U.S. News & World Report ranks MVNU in the top 50 Regional Colleges (Midwest) for the seventh year in a row. With a 400-acre main campus in Mount Vernon, Ohio, and eight additional satellite Graduate and Professional Studies sites throughout the state, MVNU emphasizes academic excellence, spiritual growth and service to community and church. MVNU offers an affordable education to more than 2,600 students from 26 states and seven countries/U.S. territories.