Music is nothing new for Brian Rivers. A professional guitarist from Sacramento, California, with over 30 years of experience in all styles of music, Rivers received his first guitar at the age of 10 and has been playing professionally since he was 14.
While living and working in Sacramento, Rivers was juggling full-time work, family and other obligations. Going back to school simply was not a realistic option at the time.
After his wife accepted an Assistant Professorship at Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Rivers relocated with his family to Cincinnati and learned about CCM.
At age 50, Rivers decided “it was now or never” and took the plunge, enrolling in CCM's Music Education program. Graduates of this program enjoy a 100% placement rate, most often as school music teachers, community arts personnel, church musicians, faculty members at colleges and universities, and students in advanced programs of study.
Four and a half years later, Rivers could not be happier to finally have his degree.