Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, UMBC and Octava
Paid Participants Needed
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, in partnership with UMBC, is conducting a study funded by the National Science Foundation that involves a new concert-enhancing mobile application called Octava. Octava is an app for mobile devices that acts as a concert companion for audiences at orchestral concerts.
We are conducting a test of this new app during the performances of Beethoven Symphony No. 5 on Friday, September 23 and Sunday, September 25, and we need your help! Some study participants will be asked to use the application and others will experience the concert as usual. Study participants must be available to attend the concert in its entirety (using the app if assigned to do so) and complete online surveys sent before the concert, shortly after the concert and about a month after the concert. As a thank you for your participation, you will receive $60 at study completion.
To be eligible to participate in this study you must be at least 18 years of age, have or purchase tickets to the performance on September 23 or 25, and have either a smart phone or a wifi-enabled tablet (iOS or Android) that you can bring with you to the concert hall. Individuals who participated in the Octava beta test on June 9 or 10 are NOT eligible to participate. For tickets to the performances, consider our discount ticket programs listed below.
Participation is on a first come, first served basis. To join us for this study or if you have any questions, please contact our UMBC research collaborator, Linda Baker, at NSF.BSO.Project@gmail.com orBaker@UMBC.edu.
Second Annual David W. Smith Memorial Gala
Saturday, September 24, 5:00 PM wine tasting and 8:00 PM concert
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall
Performing Arts and Humanities Building
UMBC is delighted to announce world-renowned soprano soloist Janice Chandler-Eteme as the guest artist for the Second Annual David W. Smith Memorial Gala to benefit vocal arts at UMBC.
Tracy Broyles: THE OBSERVER EFFECT
Thursday, September 29, 7:00 PM
Dancer/choreographer Tracy Broyles grew up in Maryland and is a 1995 UMBC graduate, returning for the first time to the area to perform. She is working with live musicians Adrian Hutapea and Lisa DeGrace, and video artist Stephen Miller.
Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television
Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture