MTSU’s entertainment community is coming together Monday, April 24, for an “End of Semester Show” aimed at showcasing campus talent and industry partnerships with an eye toward helping hungry fellow students, too!
The program, set for 7 p.m. April 24 in Tucker Theatre, features MTSU recording industry songwriters opening for The Acorn People, a Nashville-based rock band of MTSU alumni.
Admission is a can of nonperishable food, which will be donated to the university’s Student Food Pantry.
Organizers from the College of Media and Entertainment, who say this year’s show may be the largest ever, note that the event involves teamwork from students, faculty, organizations, departments and colleges across campus as well as nonprofits and industry donors and partners in the community. For example:
- Students in a recording industry Sound Reinforcement class are working alongside a Theater Lighting class from the Department of Theatre and Dance to plan and provide sound, lighting and production for the show.
- Master of Fine Arts students in recording industry will be creating multitrack recordings of the performances.
- Animation students from the Department of Electronic Media Communication are creating content for a $1.5 million video wall, again donated by veteran EMC partner VER Nashville and most recently used for the MT Raiders Choice Awards, that will be assembled on stage and used during the show.
- Student-run radio station WMTS and AMP Entertainment, MTSU’s student-run entertainment organization, are providing event promotion.
In addition to VER’s video wall equipment donation, Nashville-based entertainment lighting systems company 4Wall and audiovisual supplier LMG Nashville are also donating equipment for this year’s show.
For more information about the event, email Rachel Helms, coordinator for the College of Media and Entertainment, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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