Arts Presenting students at the Frost School of Music are encouraged to begin their careers as producers and presenters of live entertainment as they pursue their academic studies. It is exciting to work with students as they take the entrepreneurial initiative and work to create events and engage in industry opportunities. These are a just a few of the student initiatives taken in 2010-2011.
Japan Relief Benefit Concert: a free concert to raise funds for the victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, featuring musicians from the Frost School of Music and The New World Symphony Orchestra. Students secured sponsorships, produced the program, initiated the marketing and advertising campaign and raised over $1,500 for the Salvation Army relief fund. (Phoebe Lai, co-producer)
Irshad Khan: Arts Presenting students conceived, produced and marketed this international concert featuring Indian sitar master Irshad Khan. From assembling and rehearsing the support ensemble, creating the marketing campaign to devising the ticket system, this was an entrepreneurial student effort. (David LeBlanc, producer).
Little Dragon in Concert: This concert featuring Swedish pop/electronic band Little Dragon, marked the bands first live performance appearance in Miami. Co-produced with the venue, this commercial production was an overwhelming success for the band, venue, fans and producer. (Laura Sutnick, producer)