In 1980, The Evergreen Student Music Project was born. The project was started by a student group wherein music was composed, performed, recorded, and produced entirely by students at The Evergreen State College, culminating in the release of a vinyl record which contained the product of their hard work. In collaboration with Students & Activities, Electronic Media, and the Advanced Recording/Multi-track Composition program, the ESMP still exists to this day.
In recent years, the group has decided to change their name to the Evergreen Student Media Project so as to allow the incorporation of visual art to their previously audio-exclusive products; The ESMP aims to promote creativity by giving students an outlet for their art, both visual and musical. This is one rationale for why the ESMP albums have moved away from the vinyl record medium to more contemporary mediums such as CD’s, flash drives, etc.
The members of this group meet weekly to discuss progress made on the project, timeline for completing goals, and ideas for the successive quarters. Any and all students currently enrolled at The Evergreen State College are welcome to be a part of this group and to submit their creative work for consideration to be included on the final product. Stay tuned to this blog or the ESMP Facebook Page for details regarding meeting times and more.