Neal Joseph McCollam

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    College: Architecture and the Arts Department: Theatre and Music
    Title: Coordinator of Theatre Operations
    Office: L284 Phone: 3129963991
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    Researching best practices for recruiting High School
    Performing Arts students.Researching best practices for marketing arts programs. Researching high profile and highly successful undergraduate performing arts programs recruiting and marketing strategies.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 6-12 hrs

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Students with an interest in Arts Administration or Marketing preferred. Strong communication skills preferred. Microsoft Office software knowledge a plus. Experience in Performing Arts a plus. All Sophomore level or above, or Freshman theatre or music majors should be encouraged to apply.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    Students will be expected to assist in coordination of communication with Illinois and out of state high profile Performing Arts High Schools. Goals are to engage and connect with Performing Arts High Schools and create opportunities for faculty visits, workshops, and special events for High School students and faculty to attend. Also students should expect to communicate and connect with various area undergraduate performing arts programs. Goals are to create partnerships and possible collaborations with area undergraduate programs.

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