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M-PR 75910 - Festival Production: ZMF On Tour
This two-semester course will lead and prepare a selected, small team of students to organize and co-host a four-day marimba festival, co-sponsored by Zeltsman Marimba Festival and Boston Conservatory at Berklee. Students will learn every aspect of festival coordination including planning, budgeting, communications, scheduling, marketing, logistics, and concert production; and will then, as a team, co-host and manage the event which would take place at Boston Conservatory at Berklee from May 25-28, 2018 (at 132 Ipswich Street). Nancy Zeltsman will serve as Artistic Director; students will do the organizational work themselves, with her oversight. An average of 2 hours of work should be expected weekly outside of class (but could occasionally require more). In future semesters, the course may center on an event with a different focus—produced by, or in partnership with, BCB. Prerequisite: Approval by Zeltsman, and promised intention to enroll in both semesters and remain in Boston through the end of May 2018 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. Financial records will need to be finalized by mid-June. Nancy Zeltsman has overseen all operations of 14 past two-week editions of ZMF, and also served as Artistic Director for three editions of ZMF On Tour. The latter are 4- to 6-day events that capture the artistic and educational objectives of ZMF’s original two-week event in a shorter timeframe. So far, ZMF On Tours have occurred abroad (in Japan, China and Luxembourg)—coordinated/hosted by other teams (all of which included BCB alumni). The 2018 event in Boston will be the first ZMF On Tour event in the U.S.

Prerequisites Instructor Permission Required from Zeltsman, Nancy
Corequisites N/A
Fees N/A
Credits 1.00
Credit Types Credit

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