St. Mary's College Events (2007-2008)

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St. Mary's College of Maryland is a small, public, liberal arts college on the shores of the St. Mary's River in Southern Maryland. Their Programs Board is seeking artists to fill performance openings for a series of events throughout the fall and spring semesters, as well as their large cultural event in April. They are active members of NACA and attend regional and festival conferences each year. The student body is diverse and open-minded, and the Programs Board tries to mix up the entertainment every year because the students enjoy the variety.

They have hosted a wide variety of performers each year, including Jimmy's Chicken Shack, Recycled Percussion, Black Violin and Steve Caouette. St. Mary's College is a hub of varying entertainment interests, and they look forward to bringing your talent to their students!

Performance opportunities on campus include the following:

  • Coffeehouse Series: St. Mary¬ís College is seeking acts to perform as part of the Thursday night coffeehouse series that is ongoing throughout each semester. The school typically brings roughly 4 off-campus acts to perform during semester. Coffeehouse begins at 8 p.m. and usually lasts between one and two hours. Off-campus acts typically play for 60-90 minutes.
    Compensation ranges from $300-1000 dollars. Travel is not included, though meals are provided on campus, and lodging for one night may be considered. For the Fall 2007 semester, they are seeking artists to perform on Nov. 29, 2007. For the spring 2008 semester, they are looking for 3 to 4 performers to fill spots from January to May on Thursdays.

  • Spring 2008 Comedy Series: The Programs Board is seeking comedians to fill slots during the spring comedy series, taking place on Friday nights in January and February. The Comedy Series takes place in St. Mary's Hall, an auditorium that seats approximately 220 people, at 8 p.m. The maximum compensation for performers, including agent fee if applicable, is $2500. Travel costs are not included, though meals and potentially lodging are covered. They have two open dates: 1/25/08 and 2/15/08.

  • Spring 2008 Spoken Word Series: The Programs Board is also looking for spoken word artists to fill slots in the spring 2008 spoken word series. These events will take place in Cole Cinema, a venue that holds approximately 150 people, on Wednesday nights at 8 p.m.
    Compensation ranges from $300-1000, and travel costs are not included. Meals and lodging may be provided.
    Open dates include 2/27/08 and 3/5/08.

  • World Carnival: St. Mary's largest student-run event is World Carnival, a celebration of diversity that will take place on April 18 & 19, 2008. Cultural and musical performers are needed for Friday and Saturday that weekend. Compensation ranges, depending on act type and place in the schedule.