The Show Must Go On!

$6,261
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Project ends on November 30, at 11:55 PM CST
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Help Us Perform for You Again, No Matter Where You Are

Empty auditoriums do not have to mean the end of live performances for University of Mississippi Music students during this pandemic. Your gifts will help purchase the streaming and recording equipment needed to bring the performances right into your living room until we can all gather together again.

 

At the University of Mississippi, hundreds of students in the Department of Music learn by performing in ensembles such as the Ole Miss Band, Concert Singers, opera, symphony orchestra and many other groups.

We believe the most exciting part of studying music is sharing it with a live audience. In a typical year, the Music Department hosts an average of 126 events featuring our students and faculty, bringing joy and richness to the University, our Oxford community and any visiting alumni and friends.

In 2020, a global pandemic means – for now – that we can’t gather together in Nutt Auditorium or any space across the Lafayette-Oxford-University community to share our talent and our hard work with an audience. But we believe the show must go on – and YOU can help.

Instead of the audience coming to us, we are bringing the Music Department to our audience virtually, with livestreamed performances, podcasts and recorded shows. These high-tech performances require sophisticated equipment, and sadly, our technology does not yet meet the level of our talent.

Your gifts today can help us purchase microphones, podcast recording equipment, livestream software and computers to run the shows. This new equipment will allow us to share our virtual performances with you, no matter where you may be in the world.

This year COVID-19 has made these technology upgrades essential for our music students. But when everything is back to normal, the need will continue for our students to gain experience using recording and streaming technology to prepare for careers in the modern music industry.

Help our department grow to its full potential! Your gifts will enable us purchase the equipment needed to bring music, collaborations and enjoyable performances virtually to our campus and beyond.

Give today to prepare us for tomorrow!

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$20

2020 Vision

This year turned out very different than any of us predicted. However, the way we deal with the hardships of 2020 can make us more resilient and prepared than ever before!

$50

50 Minutes of Fame

Did you know our senior music majors perform 50 minutes of solo music as part of their degree requirements? This equipment will help ensure their recital recordings are high quality, preserving the memory of this milestone for years to come.

$90

University High to Flagship U

The Music Department's home is part of the former University High School, which operated from 1930 to 1963. Our building may be a 90-year-old vintage gem, but with your donation, our recording equipment will be brand new!

$126

So Many Shows...

In a typical year, the Music Department hosts an average of 126 performances featuring our talented students and faculty. With your help, that commitment to our craft and community will not change!

$250

Listen Up!

Your $250 donation will cover the cost of one one desktop microphone. In the age of Zoom and virtual teaching, these microphones will be used for recording podcasting dialogue, lectures, and so much more for the benefit of both our listeners and our students!

$1,000

Music for Everyone, Everywhere

A $1,000 gift will purchase our live-streaming software and video encoder, so our audience can enjoy the University of Mississippi Music Department performances live, at home, anywhere in the world!

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