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Spark: Carolina’s Music Leadership Laboratory

Spark Topic Weeks

Each semester, Spark schedules a week focused on a relevant topic packed with workshops, consultations and more.

Portfolio Week: Physical and Digital Promotion That Works

October 12-16, 2015

sessions (scheduled 1:10-2:00 pm)
Stream A: Physical, Promotion - room 006
      Oct. 12: Photos, Logos and Posters
      Oct. 14: Resumes/CVs
      Oct. 16: Cover Letters

Stream B: Digital Promotion - Recital Hall
      Oct. 12: Digital Marketing Strategies and Channels
      Oct. 14: Social Media Strategy
      Oct. 16: Virtuoso Website Design

Marketing Consultations
Oct. 12-15
Individual consultations with a digital marketing guru on websites and social media.

Subsidized Photo Sessions
Oct. 15-16
Headshots available for USC music students and faculty at discounted rate.


The Power of Words: Written Communication

February 22-26, 2016

sessions (scheduled 1:10-2:00 pm)
Mon., Feb. 22:
      The Art of Writing Well - Recital Hall

Wed., Feb. 24 (simultaneous sessions)
      Program Notes and Concert Reviews - Recital Hall
      Scholarly Writing - room 006

Fri., Feb. 26 (simultaneous sessions)
      Career Options for Musician/Writers - room 006
      Professional Communication - Recital Hall

Writing Consultations
Writing consultant(s) available to meet with students throughout the week.