Tapestry: Report on a Student-led Chamber Music Series

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Campbell, Eli James
Area of Honors:
Bachelor of Music
Document Type:
Thesis Supervisors:
  • Jonathan James Gangi, Thesis Supervisor
  • Mark Edward Ballora, Honors Advisor
  • Music
  • Arts Entrepreneurship
  • Arts Management
  • Arts Administration
Tapestry: A Student-Led Chamber Music Series was a set of two concerts that I designed to feature diverse chamber music performed by students of the Penn State School of Music. I was responsible for the ensemble programming, the provision of venues, the advertising, and the printed program information. Performers programmed their own sets of music with my approval and provided their own program notes or group bio information. The performances took place on Sunday, January 31st and Sunday February, 7th 2016 in St. Paul’s United Methodist Church and the University Baptist and Brethren Church respectively. Each event included a talk back session with all of the performers after the recital was finished. This aspect of Tapestry was designed to strengthen the appreciation of different forms of art music made by members of the Penn State School of Music. In this paper I will review the reasons behind my planning of this project and the way in which my plan was carried out. Then I will evaluate to what degree I met my goals and and suggest ways that I think Tapestry could be improved or modified to be more successful in the future.