Broadening the Audience for Student Performers: Webcasting Student Recitals and Concerts Across the Country and Around the World
WEBCASTING @ SUU Webcast (wĕb'kăst') (v.)(1) To use the Internet to broadcast live or delayed audio and/or video transmissions, much like traditional television and radio broadcasts. Live, audio and/or video
Webcasting at SUU • How we got started • Infrastructure • Promoting the program • Gathering feedback • Audience surveys
Need Infrastructure Test Fall 2005 Human Resources Getting started
Internet T3 Infrastructure Streaming Server 100MB Thorley Recital Hall
Hardware/software/network • Intranet: 100MB, copper and fiber • Internet: T1 to T3 • Windows Media Service (Win 2000) • Dual PIII, 1.3Ghz, 2GB RAM • Shared with other services • Windows Encoder, free download
Getting the word out • Student Assistant • E-mail • Direct Mail
Audio or Video
Audience Survey • 100% of respondents rated the audio as Good or Excellent. • Few rated the video as Good or Excellent. • 6 respondents could not receive any video.
Audience Survey • All respondents were related to at least one performer in the webcast event. • We hope to facilitate auditions • that might include: graduate schools, theatres, internships, etc,
Audience Survey • All but one respondent experienced the webcast from more than 100 miles away from campus. • Three respondents experienced a webcast from outside the continental U.S.
In good company “The Met's opera productions will also be shown on its Web site as well through RealNetworks, a creator of digital media services. In the coming months, RealNetworks will also make the Met's extensive library of radio archive broadcasts available through its Rhapsody online music service.”