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Compass College News

May 9, 2017

Entertainment Legend Returns to Michigan to Deliver Keynote Address at 2017 Commencement

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (May 9, 2017) — California-based music director, composer, and film producer, Edgar Struble, will return to his home state of Michigan to deliver the keynote address at Compass College of Cinematic Arts’ commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 13.

Struble works in a wide range of media and currently serves as music director and composer for the annual Academy of Country Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards , and American Music Awards . Additionally, he is a producer for God Bless the Broken Road, a faith-based film scheduled for theatrical release in fall 2017. Throughout his impressive career, Struble has collaborated with artists like Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, and George Strait, and he has helped in the creation of many highly rated television specials and series.

“Edgar’s expertise as an industry veteran, and his genuine desire to raise up the next generation of creative multimedia professionals, make him an excellent keynote speaker,” said Compass College President, Keri Lowe. “He has as great deal of wisdom to offer the graduating class of 2017.”

Most recently, Struble teamed with a group of Compass College students and film director Harold Cronk ( God’s Not Dead ) to produce a music video for Christian artist Micah Tyler for his chart-topping song, Never Been a Moment . The music video, which was filmed in the Grand Rapids Public Museum, has been viewed more than 400,000 times and can be found on Vevo.com and Micah Tyler’s YouTube channel, MicahTylerVEVO .

“Having recently worked on set with some of these Compass students, I’m excited to offer advice and encouragement to the upcoming graduating class as they prepare to enter the industry,” said Struble. “They posses an incredible amount of talent and passion.”

The Commencement Ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, May 13, at Compass College of Cinematic Arts in Grand Rapids, Mich. Struble maintains a home in Michigan and visits in between projects as his schedule allows.