Mott Community College presents Music Tech Fest

FLINT — The Mott Community College Music Program is offering a unique opportunity for student musicians and performers to explore the multi-faceted music technology industry at its inaugural Music Tech Fest on July 19.

The MCC Music Tech Fest, a daylong celebration of music technology, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on July 19 in the Mott Memorial Building on the MCC main campus in Flint.

This event is open to all area high school juniors and seniors. Students must apply for participation in the event. The due date for applications, along with a $25 admission fee which includes admission to all events and lunch, is July 1.

Students are asked to provide their name, telephone number, email and mailing address, cash or a check made payable to Mott Community College. Please mail the admission fee to: Mott Community College, Fine Arts & Social Sciences Division, 1401 E. Court St., Flint MI 48503.

Festival attendees will have an opportunity to work with Engineer/Producer Glenn Brown of Glenn Brown Productions, an East Lansing native who has 40 years of experience in music recording, audio production, studio design and construction.

He is in extremely high demand by famous popular musicians — Kid Rock, Eminem, Ted Nugent, just to name a few — as well as large corporations such as CBS Television and several music organizations, including the Detroit Symphony and Empire Brass. Brown’s expertise in audio production has been utilized by various studios and artists, earning him a variety of industry nominations and awards, including two Emmy awards. For information about Glenn Brown, visit his website at

“We are very fortunate to have a great working relationship with Glenn, and I look forward to continuing that at the festival,” said Dr. William Withem, Assistant Professor of Music at MCC and organizer of the MCC Music Tech Fest. “I created the festival to give area high school students an opportunity to see what we are doing at Mott, and to participate. I want to create a sense of excitement about working with music technology and learning the techniques of recording live music.”

In addition, Mott Community College is offering two new music technology degrees that will be introduced during the 2013 Fall semester: an associate’s degree in music technology and a two-year music technology certificate. Withem has been instrumental in the redesign and renovation of rooms and equipment to give students a professional environment in which to experience hands-on recording sessions with live players, MIDI sequencing and post production.

Details: Call 810-762-0459. — G.G.

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