Hey Oles,

I’m Emily Nyberg, Coordinator of the Music Entertainment Committee for the 2015-2016 school year. I am a senior vocal performance major and I’m looking forward to seeing the hill be repopulated in a month (sorry if it hadn’t hit you that we only have a month left of break)!

This summer, I’ve been between Northfield and the Twin Cities. During the week, I work in the St. Olaf Media Lab as a Digital Scholarship Intern, making educational/marketing materials for IT and satisfying the technological whims of professors. On the weekends, I intern at First Avenue & 7th Street Entry, where I’ve been fortunate to have the opportunity to learn about the music business from the perspective of a for-profit venue and explore the sweet Twin Cities music scene. The opera workshop I was in just wrapped up its performances, so I’m taking a bit of a break from singing this week.

My main role as MEC Coordinator is to work with the Music Entertainment Committee to bring unique music events to campus for you to enjoy! MEC is made up of three subcommittees, Mane Stage, Lair/Special Events and Campus Bands. Each have their own different focuses, which range from planning large and small concerts around campus, campus band events and contests, as well as non-performance music events (these are in development, hush hush). This year we’ll be putting a special focus on bringing more local music to campus as well as producing more collaborative events, especially with KSTO Radio, the student run radio station on campus.

For more information about MEC and updates on our upcoming events, like our Facebook page “St. Olaf College Music Entertainment Committee – MEC” and follow up on the information we share right here on Oleville. Interested in getting involved with the committee? We’ll be accepting applications in the early fall for two first year representatives. More information about applications will be on our page in September.

If you have any questions about MEC related issues, collaborations or music suggestions, email nyberg@stolaf.edu.

See you in the fall,
Emily Nyberg
MEC Coordinator