About Us

Music Maker Productions is a non-profit, student-run organization at Mississippi State University. Our primary goal is to bring quality entertainment to Mississippi State University and the City of Starkville. Music Maker Productions is comprised of a close group of fifteen to twenty Mississippi State students, a graduate assistant, and two advisors. Four students are selected by the members to serve on the Executive Board as Student Director, Artist Relations Chair, Publicity Chair, and Ticketing Chair.

Established over fifty years ago, Music Maker Productions has garnered respect as a professional entity in the music business. Through shows such as Sugarland, Grace Potter and The Nocturnals, Bob Dylan, Jack White, Rae Sremmurd, and many others, Music Maker Productions has successfully brought acts crossing genres and generations to Mississippi State University's campus and community.  

Music Maker Productions’ selection process takes place in the early fall each school year.  This process consists of an application followed by a group interview for all interested with all members of the organization present. Following the group interview, a number of applicants are selected for a second, individual interview with the Executive Board and an advisor. After this last round of interviews, the new members are selected and notified via letter. Music Maker Productions accepts applications from all majors and classifications.

You can check this website, follow us on Twitter (@Music_Maker), and like us on Facebook (Music Maker Productions) for all information regarding events and the selection process. Tickets can be purchased on our website, over the phone, or in Suite 314 of The Colvard Student Union.  We look forward to seeing you at our future shows!

 

Our Members


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Aubrey Pohl

Student Director

I am a senior in graphic design with a focus in experimental typography here at Mississippi State. I have a dog named Jack, Jax, Jackson, or Jaxon (one dog).

Aside from design, music and camping are my greatest hobbies. Music Makers has been my greatest endeavor in college and I know it will help me achieve great things!

 
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Austin Bourn

Ticketing Chair

Han shot first.

 

Madison Horton

Publicity Chair

My name is Madison Horton and I am currently serving as the Publicity Chair for Music Maker Productions. I love live music and pretty much anything that is associated with live music. The best part of Music Makers is belonging to a group of people that are dedicated to bringing concerts to Starkville, MS. The work is not always easy, but it is the most rewarding thing I have ever taken part in. My favorite Kanye album is My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and my favorite song today is Car by Porches.

 
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Anna Wright

Artist Relations Chair

Hey! Im Anna Wright and I am a sophomore Biological Engineering major with a concentration in Biomedical Engineering. My love for live music brought me to apply for Music Maker Productions and I now stand as the Artist Relations chair. As well as my love for music, I love cats and Harry Potter!

 

Nadia Elalighe

Old Main Music Festival Co - Director

I'm a senior Public Relations major hoping to continue my love for live music after college in the music business. Currently, I'm serving as the Co-Director of Old Main Music Festival for MMP and loving every second of it. Aside from Music Makers, I throughly enjoy a nice thin crust Papa John's pizza quite often.

 

Alex Coats

Old Main Music Festival Co - Director / Music Maker Presents Talent Buyer

My name is Alex Coats. I have been in Music Maker Productions for three years, serving in all types of positions to grow the Starkville music scene. I love rock and roll, Sean Connery's voice, and a good, old house show!

 
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Annie Sheffield

Old Main Music Festival Assistant Co-Director / Music Maker Presents Assistant Talent Buyer

I am a junior psychology major at Mississippi State University. I am excited to try and grow the Starkville music scene.

 
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Jake Gartman

Old Main Music Festival Assistant Co-Director

My name is Jake & I am an architecture major. I had a mustache but I shaved it.

 
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Miles Huff

Member

Hey my name is Miles Huff. I'm a junior PR major from Meridian, MS. I am a trained pokemaster, Father John Misty is my role model, and I enjoy playing air guitar to My Morning Jacket until I have asthma attacks.

 

Daniel Smith

Member

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Tommie Jo Barnett

Member

I am a freshman and currently working towards a major in graphic design. I'm a noob in Music Makers but I've grown to love everything involved with the music business and can't wait to see what great things MMP has in store for me. My greatest fear is grasshoppers and the love I have for my dog extends galaxies.

 

Aubrey Flanagan

Member

Hey guys! My name is Aubrey Flanagan and I'm a Senior majoring in Political Science with a specialization in Middle Eastern Studies and French. I'm from the gorgeous state of New Jersey and ventured down to Starkville because I'm the fourth generation in my family to attend Mississippi State! There has been a bulldog in my family since the early 1900s, and I wasn't going nto let their relocation up north stop the legacy. Mississippi State's most prized gift to me was Music Maker Productions, as it marries not only passion for music, but passion for people. There aren't many times in my life where I can recall lugging 50 lb tents around venues and having only one ache in my cheeks from laughing too hard with some of my best friends. Other than MMP, I'm also involved in the University's Theatre Company, Theatre MSU. Acting has given me a perspective of being on the stageand the difficulties of conducting the audiences, while MMP allows a behind the curtain experience. All in all, the art of production is perpetually enticing, and I don't think I could ever escape it.

 
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Murry Falkner

Member

My name is Murry, I'm sophomore biological sciences major from West Point, MS. The first concert I ever saw was Pit bull and I've been a die hard fan ever since. I am an EDM god.

 
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Emily Wright

Member

My name is Emily and I have a black cat named Luna who is very adorable.  She fell of my desk the other day, she isn’t very coordinated but she makes up for it in cuteness.  I have made some of my very best friends through Music Makers and I know they will be with me for life because we’ve bonded through music, which in my opinion is one of the coolest ways to bond because it tells so much about a person.  If you’re looking at this website because you are considering trying out, do it.  It is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.  

 
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Justin Gandy

Member

Hey I am Justin, this is my second year being apart of Music Makers. I am a junior majoring in Chemical Engineering. 

If you want to follow my life, you are more than welcome too: 

https://www.instagram.com/handydandygandy/

https://mobile.twitter.com/JGandhi13

 
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Pepper Taylor

Member

 

My name is Pepper Taylor, and I am a senior communication major with a concentration in public relations from Natchez, MS. I joined Music Maker Productions in the fall of 2016, wanting to learn more about the music industry itself and the details that go into planning a show. I am so grateful to be a part of such a unique and creative group of students at Mississippi State. In my spare time, you can most likely find me running, hiking, camping, or simply just enjoying my time outside. 

 
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Allie Nichols

Member

I'm a sophomore English major from Gulfport, MS. Music Makers gives me a way to connect with my fellow students and the Starkville community through something I'm really passionate about, and for that I am so thankful. It's takes a lot of hard work, but the reward of seeing the student body come together over this incredible show you and your best friends made happen is a feeling like no other.

 
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Katie Erickson

Member

Howdy. My name is KT. I’m a junior Graphic Design and Photography major from Madison, MS, but I’m a Yazoo City delta girl at heart. Music has a constant influence in my life, and I would like to admit that my extremely eclectic love for music genres defines my personality above anything else. While I am not musically talented, my passion and love for the musical world drive my desire to be surrounded amongst the life and community that music brings. I hope to someday combine my love for photography and music as a concert photographer. “It’s not what you take when you leave this world behind you. Its what you leave behind you when you’re gone.” - Randy Travis

 
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Gerard Henderson

Member

My name is Gerard, but sometimes I get called Gerald. I'm a political science major from Augusta, Georgia with the plans of attending law school, "Injustice anywhere, is a threat to justice everywhere." BLM. I joined Music Makers in 2016. Gospel Music is my favorite but I also listen to RnB, Indie, and HipHop. Kelly Rowland waved to me once and that was the best day of my life.

 
 

Caden Trelles

Member

I am Caden Trelles and I’m a sophomore geosciences major from Cullman, Alabama. When I was younger I got in trouble for kicking a trashcan and hopping fences. Then I went to a Bassnectar concert and grew my hair out. Now I like to sing things, shake hands, and recommend music to my siblings that I know they won’t like.

 
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Suede Graham

Graduate Assistant

Suede serves as the Graduate Assistant for the Center for Student Activities and helps advise Music Maker Productions. Originally from Arkansas, Suede graduated from Arkansas Tech University with a Bachelor of Arts in Music in May 2016, and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs at Mississippi State University. Some of Suede’s favorite music artists are Fleetwood Mac, James Bay, Michael Jackson, and Beyoncé. Suede hopes to work in student activities or orientation after graduating with his Masters.

 
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Jackie Mullen

Director of Student Activities

I serve as the Director of Student Activities and the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life at Mississippi State University. When I am not chasing college kids around, I am chasing my son, Carson Mullen, around. My favorite artists to listen to are the Dixie Chicks, Usher, and anything that MMP loves!!!