Tell us about your organization:
Movin’ On is an organization that hosts an annual 18+, student focussed music festival on the last day of spring semester classes. Typically Movin’ On brings 4-5 acts that have in the past included musicians such as: Walk the Moon, Big Sean, All Time Low, Wiz Khalifa, Clean Bandit, Misterwives, Judah & the Lion, and more. This year’s lineup features Bryce Vine, Snakehips, A$AP FERG, and Grouplove.
Why do you think your organization is important and meaningful on campus?
Movin’ On is super meaningful in the aspect of providing a students with a free event that draws over 10,000 students annually. Not many other schools have the chance to say that they saw 4 well-known & recognizable current artists free-of-charge while at college.
Internally, Movin’ On provides students with a great opportunity to understanding what it really takes to put on a concert of this size. Students have the unique opportunity to work alongside real industry workers and have a unique opportunity to connect directly with alumni that work directly in music entertainment for internships and post-graduate opportunities.
How did you decide to take on your role as executive director for Movin’ On?
I’ve been involved with Movin’ On since freshman year. Running for executive director has been something that I’ve always thought about while making my way through the organization and when applications opened last year, I figured I needed to take the chance!
How does your work with Movin’ On give you the opportunity to use your gifts and passions?
I’ve always had an insane passion for music — prime example being that I attended my first concert at age 5. Since then I’ve been fascinated with the art of performing and event production. Movin’ On has given me such a great platform to learn about what actually goes into the making of an outdoor show of this scale.
Why do you think your organization makes a difference in this world?
Movin’ On is the one event where students can enjoy one final event together, free of charge, before heading off into summer break or before “movin’ on” into the real world. I have yet to hear of any other school that has such an opportunity for students, which is why I feel Movin’ On is one of a kind.
Anything to say for students who might want to join?
My biggest advice for students who want to join is to just DO IT. Apply for one of our committees in the fall semester and talk to those involved currently to get an idea of what steps to take. And if you aren’t sure yet if it’s the place for you, there multiple volunteer opportunities for either the fall concert, or for Movin’ On.