As a student in MU104 you are required to complete service hours for Music Publicity. Each assignment will require 4 hours of time. All students will be under the direct supervision of the Publicist, or other music department staff or faculty, while performing these duties and the appropriate supervisor will submit an evaluation of the work performed to the class instructor. All work assignments to be arranged with the Publicist in advance by the third Friday of the quarter. Please refer to the published Calendar of Events when deciding which event you will support.
Perform as an usher and/or house or stage assistant for a Music Department event. Would be under the supervision of the House and/or Stage Manager in attendance, as well as the Publicist. Dress code requires that you wear black slacks, or skirt, with a white or black shirt. No t-shirts, jeans, or sandals.
Obtain information from the appropriate directing faculty member on an upcoming Music Department event and write a press release promoting the event. Submit to the Publicist at least 4 weeks prior to the event date. Publicist would then submit to the appropriate press sources if deemed appropriate.
Using student owned camera, take pre-event photographs of participants in an upcoming Music Department event. This entails making arrangements with the participants for a date to take the photographs, finding an appropriate location and gaining any necessary approvals to use location, taking the photographs, editing the photographs, and submitting them to the Publicist, at least 4 weeks prior to the event date. (Digital photography preferred.) Publicist would then submit to the appropriate media as appropriate.
Using student owned camera, take photographs of a Music Department event. This entails making arrangements with the director to take photographs just prior to the event (during rehearsal time or as arranged with the director) and/or during the event, following stipulations set by the director. It also includes taking the photographs, editing the photographs, and submitting them to the Publicist by the established deadline. (Digital photography preferred.) Publicist would then submit to the appropriate press sources if deemed appropriate.
Under direction of the Publicist, perform administrative duties which would include posting of flyers, preparing mailing materials, handing out flyers, making photocopies, proof reading text, archiving materials, and other duties as assigned.
Using student owned computer, utilizing software designated by the Publicist, prepare an event flyer and program for one Music Department event. This entails gathering the content information from the appropriate director, preparing the layout and graphic element, checking for accuracy, gaining approval from the director, and submitting it for printing to the Publicist, in digital format, by the established deadlines.
Assists the Music Librarian with related library duties such as cataloging materials i.e., CDs, music, books.