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Research Week 2020: Performing Arts Guidelines

Submission Categories

Music

  • Performance of existing composition
  • Performance of new composition

The presenter must submit 2-3 pages of typed program notes (double-spaced) explaining the research and creative process that went into preparing the performance.

The presenter must submit all of the following:

  • A full score (or a significant portion if a work in progress)
  • A video of the performance or a portion of it (no more than ten minutes)
  • A list of required equipment (piano, number of music stands, etc.)

The scores should be submitted as PDF. Use URL links for supporting files (link to an unlisted YouTube video).

Music performances may be up to 15 minutes in length, with 5 additional minutes for questions. Students must print 40 copies of program notes to distribute at the time of the presentation.

The following resources will be available upon request:

  • Piano
  • Audio and video connections to house projector, VGA, and HDMI inputs. Presenters will provide their own laptops or other devices and their own adapters.
  • A retractable screen is available for video
  • Podium
  • Microphones, music stands, and chairs

Theatre

Submissions may be made in the following categories:

  • Performance of interpretive work, monologue, or scene with up to 5 actors
  • Performance of original work, monologue, or scene with up to 5 actors

The presenter must submit 2-3 pages of typed program notes (double-spaced) explaining the research and creative process that went into preparing the performance. The presenter must also submit a script (or a significant portion, if a work in progress), plus a video of the work or a portion of it. The script will be submitted as a pdf. Use URL links for supporting files (unlisted YouTube).

Performances may be up to 15 minutes in length, with 5 additional minutes for questions. Students must print 40 copies of program notes to distribute at the time of the presentation.

The following resources are available for performances:

  • Basic lighting (lights up, lights down)
  • A sound system that can accommodate being plugged into a laptop. Presenters will provide their own laptops or other devices and their own VGA or HDMI adapters.
  • Piano available upon request

Film

Submissions may be made in the following categories:

  • Showing of original film

The presenter must submit 2-3 pages of typed program notes (double-spaced) explaining the research and creative process that went into preparing the performance. The presenter must submit a video of the work or a portion of it, or (if a work in progress) a script. Use URL links for supporting files (unlisted YouTube).

A presentation may be up to 15 minutes in length; if your film is longer, you will not be able to show all of it. There will be 5 additional minutes for questions. Students must print 40 copies of program notes to distribute at the time of the presentation.

The following resources are available for performances:

  • A screen and sound system that can accommodate being plugged into a laptop. Presenters will provide their own laptops or other devices and their own VGA or HDMI adapters.

Directions for Submission of Additional Materials

Performing Arts Presentations will require up to four additional materials:

(1) Program Notes, (2) Script/Score, and/or (3) list of equipment

You will be prompted to click on a link in the submission form, which will then walk you through uploading your Program Notes and Script/Score files (PDF) and/or your list of equipment. Be sure your Program Notes, Script/Score, and/or list of equipment adhere to the requirements detailed above. Be sure your file is saved using the following file naming structures:

  • Program Notes: Last Name_First Name_Middle Initial_Program Notes.pdf
  • Script/Score: Last Name_First Name_Middle Initial_Script.pdf or Last Name_First Name_Middle Initial_Score.pdf

(4) Performance Preview

You will be prompted to provide an unlisted YouTube link to a preview of your submitted performance. Be sure your Performance Preview adheres to the requirements detailed above.


Awards and Judging

  • $250 First Place
  • $100 Second Place
  • $50 Third Place

These awards will be given independently for graduate and undergraduate students. All accepted presentations will be judged based on the Performing Arts Rubric.