We have a rich history of students dating back to 2010 and would be amiss if we didn’t spotlight some of the incredible and very different career paths our graduates have taken. So, without further ado, meet our first Alumni Spotlight, Shannon Bulmer!
tell us about yourself
What program did you take, and when did you graduate?
I took the Audio Engineering & Production Diploma Program and graduated in 2012.
What did you love most about at Nimbus?
The real-life experience was surreal and felt like I was already working in the industry. It was so helpful networking and meeting other like-minded individuals.
the ups and downs
What did you find challenging?
I would say the most challenging for me, personally, were some of the technical aspects and that there weren’t many other females at that time. Most of all though, the knowledge I acquired ultimately lead me to realizing career paths I was interested in.
What was your favourite piece of gear equipment at the school?
The fact that there were four working studios which all offered various recording experiences. Being able to be in the main studio learning how to use the tape machine was definitely a highlight.
where are you now?
Tell us what you’ve been up to since becoming a Nimbus Alumni:
After graduating, I decided to learn more about the music business side and continued to experiment with my music production on ProTools. With this, I was doing podcast editing for “The Question” after reaching out to a local music Entrepreneur. We still also collaborate to this day and created “The 60 Minute Online Marketing Checklist For Musicians” document. I had a brief radio host appearance at a local station, did a couple DJ gigs and then traveled for a bit while continuing to write songs. Eventually, a friend from Nimbus had mentioned he started a music distribution company and asked if I was interested in helping promote it. Since then, I have been producing and releasing my own songs through that company, building the indie music community, and managing other musicians’ careers through content marketing strategies.
How did Nimbus prepare you for the “real-world”?
Most days in class, I felt like I was already in the “real-world” music industry and was getting prepared to enter into it. Working and recording with artists in the studio on their albums made it that much more real and exciting.
What’s your most memorable experience to date now as a spotlighted alumni:
My most memorable experience to date (amongst all the great experiences that I’m proud to have had) would be finally getting my music online and launching my freelance business, In Color Digital. This has ultimately allowed me to effectively work and help other indie musicians with their marketing to fully understand strategies that may work or not through my own music.
THANK YOU SHANNON!
If you’d like to learn more about Shannon’s company, check her out here:
LinkedIn: in color digital https://www.linkedin.com/in/shannon-bulmer