THE MUSIC ROOM
CHRISTIANA GATBUNTON AND CAMREN HALL
President & Vice President
Christiana Gatbunton (President) grew up in a tightly knit family who all lived in a small suburb of Chicago. She was always surrounded by music and singing, as everyone in her family plays instruments & is musically talented. After being involved in as many music groups as possible in high school and songwriting on her own, she knew she wanted to go to college in Music City. At Vanderbilt, she was excited to find so many other students who shared a passion for music, but also realized that there was a lack of a formal structured community for them to support one another. Therefore, she founded the Music Room out of a desire to fill that need, and she has loved to see her friends grow and have a platform for their talents through TMR.
Camren Hall (Vice President) a native of Kansas City, grew up listening to his father's records featuring the emergent synthesized leads of the 70s and 80s. Fascinated by their sound and creation, Camren bought his first MicroKorg synthesizer in middle school. Further along in high school, he began to experiment with production, and immediately fell in love with the start-to-finish creation of songs and audio engineering at its core. Camren's favorite thing about The Music Room is giving members an opportunity to meet and collaborate with others.
THE MUSIC ROOM
Seeing need of an encompassing network for all types of college music creatives, The Music Room was founded at Vanderbilt University in the Fall of 2020 as an opportunity for musicians and music enthusiasts of all kinds to create, perform, and listen.
Initially, TMR began with a very small executive board led by Christiana, comprised of college friends organizing small shows and events for other Vanderbilt students. As the club picked up substantial attention from Nashville and national businesses and organizations, as well as other local universities, immediate growth was inevitable.
TMR continues to prove itself capable of providing wide-ranging opportunities for its members. The club organizes large shows in collaboration with local Nashville organizations, maintains regular jam sessions, hosts songwriting and producing meets, and more for all musicians and fans.