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Grammy Award-winning artist John Paul White to teach Continuing Ed workshop at the University of North Alabama

Apr. 3, 2014

By Bryan Rachal, Public Affairs and Media Relations

FLORENCE, Ala. – Breaking into the music industry can be a tough and daunting task, just ask any famous musician. First you have to have the ability, next you must have the perseverance; you’ll need a little luck as well and perhaps some insider information. While the first three are on the artist, the University of North Alabama will now be able to provide some insider information in the form of a workshop taught by an award-winning singer and song writer.

Grammy Award-winner and member of the duo The Civil Wars, John Paul White will teach a workshop in the Continuing Education Department at the University of North Alabama beginning this month. The workshop, Surviving the New World in the Music Business, will emphasize navigating the challenges of the new "music business.” White will provide real world, first person examples detailing the amount of hard work, education, networking and luck involved in making music as a profession. In addition, White will speak about observations on past and present trends and how they could signal prosperity in the near future.

Registration for the workshop, Surviving the New World in the Music Business, is currently underway. The workshop will take place Friday, April 11, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., in the lecture hall of the new UNA Academic and Student Commons building. The cost for participation is $40 per person. Interested individuals can contact UNA’s Continuing Education Department at 256-765-4862 to register by phone. Registration is also available online at, then select music.


The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is a nationally recognized method for noting non-credit Continuing Education participation. One CEU is awarded for each 10 hours of participation. Some programs carry other professional acknowledgements. Certificates of attendance listing the number of CEUs and other approved hours will be available.

Non-credit courses are subject to cancellation if there is insufficient enrollment. The Division of Professional, Interdisciplinary & Continuing Education apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause you. In the event a course is cancelled, a registrant has the option of applying the fees paid to another course or receiving a complete refund.