By Alex Eubanks
After a summer of filming and recording two dozen musicians and bands, Connect, a student-run media group, is ready to release its video concert series Tiny Office today.
Filmed in an office the size of a college dorm, the series will feature performances from students and artists from the St. Petersburg community.
Tiny Office will feature 25 artists from genres including acoustic, pop, jazz, country and rock. The videos will be posted on Connect’s website, Facebook and Youtube page.
The idea for the series came from Warren Buchholz, the multimedia program coordinator of the University Student Center. The series draws heavy influence from Tiny Desk Concerts, a video series of live concerts hosted by NPR Music at the desk of All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen.
“I thought it was a great idea to get students involved with the local community,” Buchholz told Connect last week. “And so why not showcase musicians.”
Buchholz also told Connect that this was the first time the student-run media group attempted such a project. He has high hopes for the future and wants Tiny Office to eventually incorporate more kinds of art projects, including a poetry series.
A goal of the Connect team is to make USFSP students feel more confident when trying to get involved in the St. Petersburg community and to bring it together with the USFSP community.
One act featured in the series is Avenue Icon, a band comprised entirely of USFSP students.
The Connect Team plans to bring more local artists to our campus.
Filming is over for the 2017-2018 academic year, but any students interested in performing can look forward to next summer when the Connect team anticipates filming more acts.
Watch Connect’s first Tiny Office here.