John Jeter cell phone challenge class

Professor John Jeter gave his Jan term class the ultimate challenge: put down your phone. For three days. Only one student was brave enough to accept the challenge: Psychology major Alexis Pitts ’20. “Alexis accepted a challenge that for most of us in this screen-centered, hyper-connected millennial age would be daunting, if not impossible: live…
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Converse Tower

Internships are a critical aspect of the Converse experience. We provide opportunities to engage in exciting internships locally, around the country and even internationally. See where some of our students are interning this summer: Kensley Echols ’20 (German Studies) ⁠— Summit Media Hannah Jumer ’21 (English, German Studies)⁠— Study Breaks Media Nidhi Patel ’20 (Accounting)…
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Group photo of Sorry, Peach

The Converse Creative Music Ensemble Sorry, Peach had more than 14,400 streams of their original song “Solitude.” The song is currently featured on more than 500 playlists. Sorry, Peach is comprised of Tyerra Clayborne ’20, D’Irene Mason ’20, Daylee Pruitt ’22, Kira Saini ’20 and Sara Grace Young ’21. Explore Undergraduate Music programs at Converse……
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Converse music business students

Tossing beach balls to huge crowds, fetching supper for a big-time country star, and booking nearly two dozen bands put Converse’s Music Business & Technology students center stage—and backstage—at Spring Fling, the City of Spartanburg’s annual festival. Ten MUBs, as they affectionately call themselves, collaborated with the City’s Special Events Department to help produce Spartanburg’s…
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Dr. Kelly Vaneman

At Opening Convocation, the keynote speaker and Kathryn Amelia Brown Teaching Award recipient did something...unexpected. She walked right past the podium and across the stage. She gestured for everyone to stand. Without saying a single word, she ordered different groups of people to stomp, clap, or snap along to a beat. A Keynote Without WordsDr....
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Bold. Brilliant. Beautiful. The School of the Arts at Converse College is creating a powerful new season of works for 2016-2017 that will amaze. “Our students and faculty are expanding the boundaries of performance and exhibition,” observes Boone Hopkins, dean of the School of the Arts, “and we want our community to be there for…
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Emily Hardy NPR Music Internship

Join Emily Hardy on her internship journey in New York City as she works on the Jonathan Schwartz show for NPR. Emily talks about navigating NYC, getting food poisoning on her first day of work and gives us the inside scoop about what she’s learned on the job. Emily is studying for both the BMA…
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The Rainey Family

Breathing new life into historic materials from Spartanburg’s textile mill heritage, the new Rainey Amphitheater at Converse College was dedicated during a celebration held Friday, June 24th. Building materials for the project came from Clifton Manufacturing Company No. 2 Mill, which was built in 1888 by Converse founder Dexter Edgar Converse and dismantled in 2013.

Music Business and Technology

Anna Vaughan ’16 and Emily Hardy ’18 had been working hard for months with their fellow Music Business classmates, who call themselves “the MUBs.” The passion with which they approached this particular class assignment was rare, even among today’s grade-minded students. Their end goal: a benefit concert in tribute to The Beatles, which they titled…
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Music Business program and Contemporary Music and Media major Emily Hardy

Emily’s internship with the Jonathan Channel in New York City allowed her to gain firsthand experience with audio editing, advertising, and production.