We received an invitation for students to attend Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn's show tomorrow (Friday, Oct. 23) at the Carmel Paladium / Center for Performing Arts. We'll be leaving campus at 3:00 pm, observing the sound check/rehearsal from 4:30–5:40, Q&A with the artists, dinner from 5:40–6:30, tour of the facility, and prime seats for the 8:00 p.m. show—all free. Fleck is one of the most interesting of today's musicians. He and his partner will be playing a show at Minnetrista in Muncie June 25th, so mark your calendar for that, too, but you won't have the same sort of V.I.P. access. If you'd like to be one of the five to go on the van tomorrow, please let Dr. Willey know <firstname.lastname@example.org> and include your phone number to confirm since this is short notice. Indicate if you're in MMP330 (Live Sound) in case we can't accommodate everyone.
Dr. Thompson organized a successful online masterclass yesterday with producer Larry Fricke live from Germany. The MMP430 class was in Studio 2 while additional students watched from Soundhouse C. Stay tuned for more in this series of guest lectures. [ scrollable 360° photo ]
Remember to sign up for the bus for Career Day at Sweetwater on Friday, November 6. See the last issue of the newsletter for details. See Dr. Willey if you need a letter for your teacher so you won't be penalized for missing class.
A concert with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis has been announced for the Ball State campus on February 3, 2016. Student tickets are $10/$15.
Daniel Bedell, KayLiegh Copeland, Blake Cox, and Josh Irelan from MMP100 are organizing a benefit concert this Saturday evening starting at 5:00 p.m. at Village Green Records to help people with cancer. All proceeds go to I Love Boobies - The Keep A Breast Foundation, Contact Daniel <email@example.com> if you'd like to help audio and/or video record the show. Otherwise, drop by Saturday evening to enjoy the four bands and take a chance winning one of the raffle prizes.