MBJ: Visible Music College to open third branch

“Memphis-based Visible Music Collegeplans to open a third branch to go along with its locations in Chicago and Memphis. The new location will be in Dallas,according to High Ground News. The Chicago location opened last fall. The new campus launch with about 15 students. The Memphis location on Madison Avenue in Downtown Memphis has about 150 students. Founded in 2000 by Ken Steorts, Visible Music College acquired its current facility at 200 Madison Ave. in late 2010. The school moved into the renovated building in summer 2011. Visible Music College also has a partner campus in Holden, Germany, called Schal Werk Stadt, which opened … Continue reading MBJ: Visible Music College to open third branch

MDN: Visible Music College to Bring Back Music Week

“Visible Music Week is returning this summer to Memphis and Chicago, offering a week-long music program for high school students that allows them to experience the college academic environment and challenges them to create, record and perform new original music. The week involves Visible Music College condensing the elements of a semester into one week. Students will be taught music theory, have devotionals, be placed in bands and asked to work out a tune to record and perform live by the end of the week. In week-long sessions in Memphis and Chicago, plus one weekend session for middle school-aged students, … Continue reading MDN: Visible Music College to Bring Back Music Week

MDN: Visible Music College Hosts Drum Workshop

“Renowned drummer, speaker and author Zoro is offering a free workshop at Visible Music College this month. The event on Jan. 16 is possible because of the fundraising efforts of 10 percussion students who back in October gathered sponsorship by drumming for 24 hours straight during the college’s annual Drumathon, according to Visible percussion department chair Simon Alexander. Zoro has toured and recorded with artists such as Lenny Kravitz, Bobby Brown, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, Sean Lennon, Lisa Marie Presley and more. His event will be held at 7 p.m. at Visible Music College, 200 Madison Ave. It’s … Continue reading MDN: Visible Music College Hosts Drum Workshop

CA: College town: Higher-ed boosts Memphis economy

“Memphis is far better known as a tourist draw and a logistics mecca, but the city stands on a third economic pillar: college town.” (CA $) Continue reading CA: College town: Higher-ed boosts Memphis economy

MDN: Visible College Basement Opens New Opportunities

“There was a time, in the years surrounding the bankruptcy of the Stax Records label decades ago, when the vault of the old C & I Bank Building Downtown housed masters from the label.” (MDN) Continue reading MDN: Visible College Basement Opens New Opportunities

News for today, 3/19/13

The Daily News has new information about Memphis-based Visible School’s plans for expansion, starting with a Chicago campus to open later this year:  “Visible also has what it calls a partner campus in Holden, Germany, called Schal Werk Stadt. And with the planned addition of even more campuses beyond the Lansing location, Steorts stressed that the school’s main administration will stay in Memphis, which he said means additional jobs in Downtown Memphis.” Yesterday, urban planner Jeff Speck gave city government leaders several recommendations for future downtown development, including reducing the number of lanes on Riverside Drive from four to three, … Continue reading News for today, 3/19/13