Bre’Yon Sommerville, May’s Student of the Month at Globe University-Madison East, certainly knows how to get things buzzing! In Madison, a city that’s not always known for its music scene, Bre’Yon is making a name for himself in the industry.He’s currently interning with The MAMAS (The Madison Area Music Association), where he’s been in charge of editing video from the group’s award ceremonies. He credits this position with honing his ability to work a deadline in a fast-paced industry.
Bre’Yon doesn’t just work for others—he recently launched a brand-building company called WeSLiM, which stands for We Support Local Independent Musicians. The company’s goal is to provide a platform for local artists/talents to showcase their skills through local events that the organization presents.
If these two projects weren’t enough, Bre’Yon has also linked up with Madison’s Eastside nonprofit organization, Mentoring Positives, Inc., to produce a documentary about the struggles of growing up in an environment without outlets for success. His particular role is directing and editing the film, and Will Green, Mentoring Positives’ owner, has given Bre’Yon full creative control.
Last quarter, Bre’Yon and his fellow Music Industry Club members attended the Self Employment of the Arts (SEA) Conference in Chicago. This conference allows successful entrepreneurs to host workshops and one-on-one meetings with students from all over the Midwest.
Bre’yon said of the event, “I didn’t expect to be as enlightened as I was, and I encourage anyone who’s passionate about anything to go forth and prosper.”
Bre’Yon’s passion for the music industry inspires his focus and dedication to his education at Globe University, where he has made the Dean’s list and scored perfect attendance. Anyone who’s been in class with this talented young man can agree that he keeps the class buzzing.
Don’t think that he’s more enthusiastic about developing his outside interests, though. No, education is his priority now. As he says, “Out of all the projects that I have going on outside of school, I’ve always informed these parties that the most important thing for my future at the moment is my education,” he said.
Bre’Yon plans on walking the graduation stage and earning his AAS degree in September 2014.