By Ben Rastelli
Each spring semester, Professor Lynn Peterson looks for students to submit their original songs to him so that he can consider them for the Volunteer State Community College annual spring album.
Anyone who is currently a Vol State student is welcome to submit their original songs. This includes anyone who is in a band with others who are not enrolled at Vol State. As long as one of the band members is currently enrolled here at Vol State, they may submit their original work to be considered for the album.
Students who write original music but do not wish to perform it themselves are also welcome to submit their songs.
There are many talented musicians here at Vol State that would be happy to perform other people’s music. Songs of all genres and styles are welcome for consideration, including instrumental songs, but preference will be given to songs that have lyrics written and would fit well in a spring album.
Songs may be either submitted as an audio file or performed live for Peterson. The writers of those songs that are initially accepted by Peterson and his panel will be invited to participate in recording sessions held in the Vol State studio in order to “flesh out” and edit their songs. After these songs have been mixed and mastered, final decisions will be made to determine which songs will make the album.
If students have any questions or have any original work they would like to submit, they can contact Lynn Peterson. His office is in Steinhauer-Rogan-Black 106-B, and his office phone number is 615-230-3221. His cell phone number is 615-517-4355.