Last weekend more than 50 Belmont University students received hands on experiential education during one of the world’s biggest music events, the GRAMMYs. Belmont students helped escort acts from all genres of music for both the MusiCares dinner honoring Carole King and the Grammy Awards at the Staples Center.
Belmont University’s student-led organization, Service Corps, specializes in volunteering for industry events such as the CMT Awards, the Sundance Film Festival, the ACM awards and more. But, the GRAMMYS is what Service Corps calls its “biggest event.” This year 22 Service Corps students, along with 30 students in the University’s semester-long Belmont West experiential education program, volunteered to assist during Grammy Week events. As part of their duties, Belmont students escorted various artists during the events including Ed Sheeran, Hunter Hayes, Gavin DeGraw, Anna Kendrick, Nelly and Katy Perry, to name a few.
Dr. Wesley Bulla, dean of Belmont’s Mike Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business, said, “For more than 10 years, Belmont students have worked the red carpet for the Grammy Awards. One of the most valuable elements of our program is the relevant experience our students receive, providing Belmont students with once in a lifetime experiences–not only to attend an event, but also play a part in making music’s biggest night happen.”
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