John Underwood, of Wilton, is being recognized by Lebanon Valley College as part of the successful team behind VALE Music Group this year.
Underwood is a graduate of Wilton High School and is pursuing a bachelor of science in psychology at The Valley.
VALE Music Group is an umbrella company consisting of four sub brands: VALE Records, VALE Media Industries Conference, VALE Live, and VALE Publishing. These student-run organizations provide students experience in the music industry, marketing, videography, event planning, public relations, music recording, production, finance, sales, and design. Each brand is expansive and gives students the ability to use their talents in multiple different ways in a fast-paced environment.
The annual student-run VALE Media Industries Conference includes panelists representing video and film production, music recording, musicians, journalism, web design and development, and additional media areas. Since its inception in 2005, the conference has incorporated numerous improvements and continually explores new ways to attract attendees.
VALE Records is a student-run branch of VALE Music Group LLC, located within the College. It began during the spring semester of 2013 as an interdisciplinary 1-credit class, IDS 199, meeting 1 hour a week. At the beginning of this spring, the student-run class separated into groups in charge of recording, publicizing, marketing, and preparing its newest artist Rushil.