Working With Passionate, Young Artists

Several years ago, I was fortunate to be apart of a team that launched a camp to inspire young musicians to pursue a career in the arts. That camp has since gone on to become one of the most successful strategic on-ramps into Anderson Univeristy’s Music Business school. That year, well-known producer and artist Charlie Peacock and I hand-picked a group of 10 songwriters out of over 100 to record singles for. Combining the arts with education has been a dream for me.

This past summer, I was once again honored to work with several incredibly talented artists, as well as my good friends (and Grammy-winning engineer) Chad Evans and Daniel Howell to create an compilation album of artist singles. Below is an excerpt from the Anderson Herald newspaper:

As his high school graduation grew near, Sam Schmidt channeled his feelings about moving on into song.

The Warsaw teenager didn’t expect to be in Gaither Studios, recording it with an award-winning producer just a few short months later.

But the quick introduction into the music businesses is just what Anderson University wants high school students to experience with its Orangehaus Music Business Camp.

“I feel like I’m learning a lot so that I can apply it directly to me and my story and where I’m headed,” Schmidt, 18, said. “Now I know this is what I want to do for a living…I want to be in the music business.”

Truly, I’m honored to be apart of this amazing camp, helping students discern where they want to go with their lives. If you’d like to take your music to the next level, don’t hesitate in getting in touch!