CMU's School of Broadcast & Cinematic Arts to feature a Q & A session at 12 p.m. and live in-studio concert simulcast at 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, 2018.


The Artist:

Jena Irene (Jena Irene Asciutto)

Hailing from Farmington Hills, Michigan, Jena was the runner-up of American Idol 2014. In April 2015 Jena signed a long-term recording deal with the independent Detroit label Original 1265 Recording and later released her debut EP, Innocence, in April 2016 and her debut album, Cold Fame, in June 2017.   

Cold Fame was written and recorded after Jena spent six months competing on American Idol.   Through her performances on the show and the subsequent tour, fans became familiar with her big voice and daring attitude. But given the chance to write her own narrative, Jena displays a range of sounds and sensibilities that take us through the life of a modern young woman.  

Summit Sessions Live:

Housed within CMU's School of Broadcast & Cinematic Arts, Summit Sessions Live is a weekly live music show simulcast on MHTV (channel 26.2 on campus; channel 189 off campus), Summit Sessions Live YouTube channel and later broadcast on WMHW, The Mountain 91.5 FM, Student staff from the record label, MMR (Moore Media Records) recruits the talent to be featured every Friday night at 8 p.m.  


Jena's special live in-studio concert is scheduled for Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 9 p.m.  


Meet the Artist:

Meet Jena at a Q & A session and have an opportunity to purchase her CD's on April 19th from 

12 – 1 p.m. in CMU Park Library's Baber Room. The Q & A is free and open to the public. 

Tune In:

MHTV is a student-operated 24-hour-a-day cable station featuring a wide array of news, entertainment and sports programming. Watch on Channel 26.2 on CMU's campus, Channel 189 off campus.

WMHW-FM has two student-operated HD stations which can be heard over the air on 91.5 The Mountain (Adult Album Alternative) and 101.1 The Beat (Hip Hop) or streamed worldwide at  



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