Avant Alumni Davon Jamison on Tour with Hip-Hop Artist Aminé

Students of Avant Media Institute Achieve Dreams After Graduation

by Jacquari Harris | June 25, 2018 8:22 pm CST

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Life after graduation can be a little intimidating. You’ve spent months, if not years, doing the same routine – classes, homework, finals, and in some cases, you repeat the same process the following year. That’s why  it’s important that you choose a school that can tailor your curriculum to exactly what you need, so you don’t waste time or money.

Avant Media Institute is continuing to educate and inspire students with its Audio Engineering Program. In a 44-week course, the students of Avant focus on their career development by attending classes such as Music Theory & Production, Business of Digital Media, and Mixing, Mastering & Post Production for Music and Film.


Davon Jamison Playing at Coachella with Aminé (2018)

In the fall of 2016, I described Avant as “the go-to choice for a new generation of audio engineers, technicians and experts.” Nearly two years later, the school has produced several students who have advanced their careers post-graduation in impressive ways.

Angeline Johnson has embraced her post-graduate life after Avant with a variety of independent music projects that include producing, mixing and recording songs. She’s also interned for entertainment lawyer and owner of the DT Artist Development, Attorney Shakeatha Davis, Esq.

Hakeem Bradley just graduated in 2018, and he’s already interned for one of the biggest music names in Houston, Matthew Knowles. Following his internship with Knowles, Bradley has taken on a role at Music World Entertainment as a licensing and royalty administrator and assistant to the VP of Marketing.


Davon Jamison and Jacquari Harris Working on the JMG Live! Music Lounge Podcast at Avant (2018)

And then there’s Avant’s first graduate, Davon Jamison. I first met Jamison at the beginning of 2017, when I was conceptualizing JMG’s latest digital platform, the JMG Live! Music Lounge podcast. Jamison came on board as the lead engineer who oversaw the production of the podcast, which featured interviews with recognizable names from music, TV and films. From his input on the sound quality of our inaugural episode with Grammy Award-winners Nervo, to perfecting the legendary CeCe Peniston’s vibrato as she sang my name in the podcast intro, Jamison has put his stamp on a podcast that has been heard in over 30 countries.

In addition to working with JMG, Jamison was hired to work as lab and studio instructor for AMI. Things really took off for him when he was offered the opportunity to go on the road as keyboardist and singer (yes, he can) for hip-hop artist Aminé. Jamison performed throughout Aminé’s “Tour for You” Tour 2017/2018. It was during the tour that he was able to perform at the Coachella and Groovin the Moo Australia music festivals, as well as the Governor’s Ball NYC 2018. And if that wasn’t enough, Jamison will tour this year with the one-and-only Lauryn Hill for “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” tour.

So, life after graduation may be sweeter than you think. New classes begin on July 2 and September 24. Why wait? Call today.

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