My Favorite Semester

My name is Hank Link, and I am from Kissimmee, FL. I am a senior Music Business/Church Music double major at Southeastern University in Lakeland, FL. In January, however, instead of returning to Lakeland for another regular spring semester, I made the ten-hour drive to Nashville for what would prove to be a pivotal time in my life. From the … Read More

Even In The Small Things

CMC so far (and I guess I’m pretty far into it) has been one big roller coaster. I’ll give a little background to my own intentions coming into this semester so you can understand why I feel like it has been a successful experience. I never believed I could do music for a living, I just had extra space in … Read More

For I Am About To Do Something New…

Leading up to my time in Nashville, I reflected a lot on Isaiah 43:19 (NLT) “For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.” It’s fascinating reading back on journal entries that I wrote in … Read More

Running Blind

My experience at the CMC has truly turned my world upside-down. I came here with a vague plan, aiming for an eventual pursuit of my music full-time. I was dreaming insane dreams of my music taking off and going incredible places. I wouldn’t say I wanted to be Taylor-Swift-famous or anything, but I wanted to shoot for it and get … Read More

Never Bored

My time at CMC has honestly been like no other, and I’ve been given opportunities that I wouldn’t have had otherwise. As an artist, and member of the artist track, my focus is solely to write, record, and perform. Myself and the other artists have worked extensively with our songwriting coach, Rick Elias, producer and arranger, Luke DeJaynes, and Nashville … Read More

The Best Thing That’s Ever Happened

My name is Faith Benson, I’m a 22 year old from Wisconsin, and I’m a part of the artist track here at CMC. Moving to Nashville, I didn’t really know what to expect. I was so nervous about all of the incredibly talented people I was going to meet, and was just really hopeful that they would like me. Thankfully, … Read More

It All Started With A Bass

I found out about CMC through my roommate and Best Semester when they visited my campus. I wanted to come here to get my foot in the door, meet people in the industry, and, most importantly, connect with musicians and write. My plan was to continue school after this semester (I have two years left), but this program and Nashville … Read More

Alumni Spotlight: Karsten Winegeart

Since attending the CMC in Spring of 2014, Karsten Winegeart has been living in OKC doing photo and video (concerts, music videos, lookbooks and clothing lines, mini docs, etc.) He has worked with Grammy-winning artist Lecrae and Andy Mineo. Check out these music videos he shot and directed: For more info on Karsten, check out: Website: IG/Twitter: @karsten116