MMP Newsleter - September 9, 2015

Added on by Robert Willey.

Representatives from the School of Music Student Organizations will be in the lobby of Sursa Hall from 5–7 p.m. on Thursday, September 10. This will be a good opportunity to connect with a group that you'd like to work with, such as the Audio Engineering Socity, Electronic Dance Music Club, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Association of Collegiate A Capella, etc. Come enjoy the free music and fellowship..

The School of Music is proud to announce that it will be the North American site for an upcoming preliminary round of the Hastings Piano Concerto Competition. If you go to the drop down menu to pick your audition site you'll see London, Toyko, Hamburg, and Muncie. One of the long term benefits to the School of Music is an infusion of new grand pianos funded by Dr. Ferguson and the administration, including one made in Hamburg, Germany. Contact Dr. Thompson if you would like to be part of the audio or video crew to document the event. Peak activity will be around the November 13-15 dates of the competition, but there will be video editing and audio postproduction to follow. There is stipend money available for the crew.

We've started a mentoring program, both for freshmen at the Botswin LLC and elsewhere, and for anyone interested in being trained to be an assistant engineer. This will be one way for fresgmen to start being involved in sessions in the MMP studios.

John Semper, an accomplished writer and producer of Children’s television, will be visiting campus on September 17th. TCOM has invited our college to attend his public lecture, scheduled for 9/17 at 7 PM in LB 125. Come and enjoy the talk and meet him afterwards.

The Cardinal Job Fair is coming on September 16, bringing a wide range of employers to campus that want to connect with students for internships and full-time employment.

Remember to remind people about our new opportunity to be recorded in the studios by students taking MMP200+ level classes. Go to to request a free session.

Approval is being sought for a new elective course in music products. It is designed to help prepare for careers in retail sales and product representation. We hope to begin offering it next summer.