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M-PR 70913 - Festival Production: pianoSonoma
This two-semester course will prepare students to organize and co-host a music festival held at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee. Students will learn every aspect of festival coordination including planning, budgeting, communications, scheduling, marketing, logistics, concert production, recruitment, and management of Artists; and will then, as a team, co-host and manage the event. An average of 2 hours of work should be expected weekly outside of class (but could occasionally require more). The 2018-2019 course will focus on planning the pianoSonoma Music Festival at Boston Conservatory at Berklee to be held in May 2019. Jessica Chow Shinn and Michael Shinn will serve as Artistic Directors; students will do the organizational work themselves, with Jessica Shinn’s oversight. pianoSonoma brings Artists in Residence (current conservatory music majors or recent graduates) and adult musicians of all backgrounds to collaborate and perform in private and public concerts and community workshops across the United States. This intersection of Artists in Residence and our adult participants creates a rich and vibrant experience for everyone. We keep our program uniquely small in order to create the most supportive and collegial atmosphere possible. Each session offers private lessons taught by faculty, guided rehearsals, daily masterclasses, and public performances. For more information, please visit Prerequisite: Approval by Jessica Chow Shinn and commitment to enroll in both semesters and remain in Boston through May to co-host the festival. Expect to continue working on festival preparations (for no credit) between the end of spring semester and start of the event.

Prerequisites N/A
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Fees N/A
Credits 1.00
Credit Types Credit

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