Sound is All AroundSeptember 24th, 2011
This was the tagline to the presentation I gave to the DSU Foundation Board last Friday. DSU Professor Giles Timms and I were given the opportunity to show off all of the great things that the department has been doing. We emphasized our theme of “passion, focus, and determination” by playing some audio and video clips from student projects. The presentation pictured above was produced with a software program called “Prezi” that creates very dynamic PowerPoint-style presentations. We were very happy with how the presentation turned out, and I think we made a great impression!
Last week, DSU Live also held its first major event following the start of the semester, our Gong Show! The students did a lot of advertising, and it paid off. We had over a hundred students for the show and had some great talent take the stage. The winner, Alexandria Monroe, blew us all away with an amazing solo vocal performance. We are now looking forward to a very exciting upcoming show: Sioux Falls band Avian Sunrise, coming on October 13th.
Above: DSU Live member and Audio Production Student, Nathan Fields, works his magic on the mixing console. The eventful past couple weeks also involved another trip to Okoboji, Iowa and another performance at Bracco Restaurant! The owner ended up asking me to play at both lunch and dinner, so it was a busy, but enjoyable day.
To top it all off, I got up and ran the DSU Homecoming 5K run this morning while Cassie went to yoga. I finished just outside of the top third, which I thought was pretty good (for me)! For the remainder of the weekend, we are going to have some dinner with our friends and enjoy some football while we catch up on work for our classes. The Brew Crew, Pack, and Badgers are all looking good!