In early September, three small, black video cameras were installed in Lagerquist Concert Hall and on September 25, 2012, PLU streamed its first live concert – the President’s Inaugural Concert. Moving forward, streaming live concerts will become a permanent aspect of SOAC and PLU.
These robotic cameras, a result of a joint capital improvement request between the School of Arts and Communication and the Office of Development, open up many doorways. Family and friends from across the country can now watch students perform in our many renowned ensembles. In addition, any student interested in attending PLU, despite location, can watch our students and faculty perform.
“We have such talented faculty and students in our music department, we’re excited for the world to see and hear them,” Dean Cameron Bennett says. “This also dramatically enhances the visibility of our exceptional music program for potential students .”
The cameras will stream all Lagerquist concerts in high definition. When staffing is available to fully orchestrate the cameras, concerts will utilize the complete range of the three-camera system – leading to a higher production level for some of the more featured concerts. On other occasions, concerts will utilize a one-camera wide-shot angle. As more staffing becomes available this year, we will be able to move to a full three-camera cinematic experience for all concerts.
Visit www.plu.edu/soac/webcast/ to watch!