MMP Newsletter - February 25, 2016

Added on by Robert Willey.

Update on THE SONG

The organization of internships and volunteer positions continues to move forward for being in the MMP studios for the arranging, rehearsal, and some recording of the two finalists in THE SONG March 9–12. Contact Dr. Thompson if you'd like to be involved. See the last newsletter for more information on this reality TV show for songwriters.

Adriana Agapie will be assisting producer Mark Liggett. Kaitlyn DelleDonne will be helping Darius Rucker. We are looking for assistants for director Michael Braverman and the two other judges: Skip Bishop formerly of SONY and an as-yet-to-be-named female judge.

There are also some paid positions available for helpers with the filming in Pruis.

1 tape logger or a dit
Take notes on different scenes, maintain log sheet, comment on footage as appropriate.$10.00/hour.  Can expect 8-10 hour days from March 9-March 12.

4 camera operators
Can expect 8 hour days from March 9-March 12
Compensation TBA.

4 lighting grips
Work under the supervision of the Technical director.
8 Hour Days – March 10 and March 12.

2 cable pullers
8 Hour Days – March 10 and March 12.

6 stage hands
10 Hour Days – March 10 and March 12.

You can join the television crew and WLBC’s Steve Lindell, Elliot Sloan, and Robert Willey at Valhalla’s on March 9th beginning at 5pm as the television show begins the process of finding The Song. 15 artist/musicians will perform and be whittled down to 5. The reaction of the audience in attendance on March 9th will be factored into the judge’s decision.

Immediately following the initial cut, the 5 finalists will be ushered to Cornerstone Center for the Arts, for a family friendly Community Night. Community Night begins at 7pm and will allow you to meet the artists. The musical group TRYON will be at Cornerstone to perform their newest single, “Somebody to Love Me.”

The first 30 people inline for the March 9th event at Valhalla will receive a free ticket to the big reveal night and headlining concert on March 12th at Pruis Hall at 7:00 p.m.  Tickets are $15 for the general public and $10 for Ball State students and can be purchased through Tickemaster or charged by phone at 800-745-3000. The winner of the competition will open for Daya, Ryan Star, and Tryon at this show.

Welcome Week Leaders Needed

The Office of Orientation is seeking to employ 75-80 Welcome Week Leaders for the Welcome Week program that will take place August 16 - 21, 2016 to help students move in, assist with Welcome Week activities, and serve as hosts and resources of information. You would work approximately 20 to 25 hours and make $7.25 per hour. If you are interested in becoming a Welcome Week Leader, apply online at by Friday, March 4th at 5:00pm. If you have any questions, feel free to email or

Your Chance to be on Late Night TV

The Internet Cooking Show continues to meet in Botswin on Thursday evenings. Contact Daniel Yount or Dr. Willey if you're interested in being in the house band.