Large and Small Ensemble Information

Large Ensemble Scheduling Process and Space Reservations

The concert calendar is developed through the Public Events Office beginning with contracted events, residencies, large annual events, and large ensemble concerts. Commitments are usually confirmed by January 1. During the month of February, Faculty Artist Series and small ensemble performances are scheduled.

PLEASE NOTE: All directors should plan to have the necessary conversations with other directors PRIOR to meetings to discuss the calendar, so that special collaborative events can be considered.

Specific dates will be discussed and arranged with the Director of Public Events. The Scheduling Manager will assign, if possible, dress rehearsals—one dress rehearsal is scheduled for each event. Alternate dress rehearsal plans must be approved by the Scheduling Manager. Directors should remember that “in time” indicates when the setup crew should arrive and not when rehearsal begins and that “out time” must include strike and clean-up.

Large ensembles will use rehearsal rooms as their warm-up rooms on the day of performance, if available. The Kennedy Green Room is available for director’s use, as requested.

Set-up

All ensembles must supply their own set-up and strike crew for rehearsals and performance(s).

Ushers

Ensembles performing in Kobacker Hall are supplied ushers via the 099 freshman requirement. Ushers are to arrive one hour before the event for instruction by the house manager. Ushers should dress in white shirts and black or dark slacks/skirts. Reserved seating ticketed events require 14 ushers, and free and/or general admission events require four. Ushers must work the entire concert and follow instructions from the House Manager.

Programs

Programs for Large Ensembles are completed by the Public Events office. All program information, including complete rosters, need to be submitted via email (cmapub@bgsu.edu) 3 weeks prior to the event date.

The number of programs printed for each event is determined by average attendance from the previous year. Leftover programs can be used for ensemble performers or the pdf can be copied.

Programs for Kobacker Hall events will be delivered to the House Manager closet.

Audio/Recording

Large Ensemble Recording Services

Concert Day

The house will open 30 minutes prior to curtain time. Performers must clear the stage by this time.

The House Manager is in communication with the box office and will close the house when the lobby is clear.

It is our policy to begin events on time, but delays may occur. The House Manager will notify the Stage Manager when the house is closed.

The concert calendar is developed through the Public Events Office beginning with contracted events, residencies, large annual events, and large ensemble dates. Small Ensemble dates are scheduled with the Chair of the Music Performance Studies in consultation with the Director of Public Events. Small Ensemble scheduling typically takes place in early Spring.

Programs

Programs for Small Ensembles are completed by the Public Events Office. All program information, including complete rosters, need to be submitted via email (cmapub@bgsu.edu) 2 weeks prior to the event date, at minimum.

Audio

Small Ensemble Recording Services