1) DFW Music Scene.
A student can quickly be integrated into our stylistically diverse music scene and work constantly. No other music scene in the country still offers paid gigs 7 nights a week. $150/show is very common here. A skilled VMC student could make $300-600 a week just by gigs. Pop, hip-hop, rock, country, blues, etc. ‘House Bands’ where one band plays Wed-Saturday are still common here. This map shows just why DFW has so many opportunities in such a small place.
Our strong relationship with the leadership team there is a constant source of inspiration to our students, and many students are plugged in right here at the church. Real-world mentors doing exactly what many of our students are aspiring to do is invaluable.
The best high-end music store in the country that caters specifically to Worship gear. Our McKinney Mayor, Mr. George Fuller, is also the owner of GS and an important developer in the area. Opportunities to teach private lessons through the Performance Academy at GS are available to VMC students.