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Three G.U. Finalists at St. Louis Sound 2019

by Rachel Heston-Davis Three G.U. Finalists at St. Louis Sound 2019

G.U. musicians will take the St. Louis Sound music competition by storm on June 26. Of 11 finalists chosen to perform original music onstage at the competition, three acts hail from the G.U. community.

Clayton Jones ’13 will perform his song “Ringleader.” Mikayla Hoult ’21 will perform her song “Small Things” and Noah Schlosser ’20 and Austin Simmons '19 will perform their song “Scream.” Each of the remaining eight finalists will also perform original music.

The winner claims a chance at professional recording and networking with an expenses-paid trip to Nashville, Tennessee, for up to six band members. In Nashville, they’ll record a demo and meet music industry professionals.

Each musician secured a place in this American-Idol-style competition thanks to superb songwriting and performance skills. Judges selected participants based on submissions of original music in the rock, pop, country, hip hop, R&B and jazz genres.

“We’re thrilled that so many Greenville University musicians made the cut,” says G.U.’s Director of Strategic Design Danara Moore, who overseas the University’s music business program. “We encourage our students to bring top-notch skills and enthusiastic persistence to their work, whether that’s music, music business or any other discipline. We certainly see the results in what our students produce.”

The performance takes place at The Sheldon Concert Hall on June 26 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the St. Louis Sound event are $20 at the door or online through Metrotix. Proceeds benefit the HEAL Center for the Arts.



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You fan the flame of talent for students like Mikayla, Noah and Clayton when you support scholarships. Thank you for giving.

This story was published on June 24, 2019

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