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The 20th Annual PRISM concert will be held on Wednesday, March 27, at 8 p.m. in the Rose and Jules R. Setnor Auditorium, Crouse College. The concert is free and open to the public.

PRISM concerts surround the audience with both light and sound. Different acts are positioned throughout the auditorium, and colorful lights illuminate an otherwise dark performance space.

The purpose of a PRISM concert is to present as diverse a musical program as possible. The music at this year's concert covers a variety of genres, from singer/songwriters to jazz bands to folk music to a steel drum ensemble. All of the performers are Syracuse University students. 

Setnor’s PRISM concert was started 20 years ago by the music industry program in the College of Visual and Performing Arts’ Rose, Jules R. and Stanford S. Setnor School of Music with the intent of giving seniors in the program valuable experience in planning a live music event.

Much of the planning is done by two music industry seniors who serve as co-producers under the guidance of Bill DiCosimo, a Setnor faculty member and music industry program coordinator. In preparation for the concert, the students hold extensive auditions; create social media, marketing, graphic design, tech and stage teams; coordinate equipment rentals; and work to promote the event as much as possible.

"We’ve had an amazing time producing this event,” says Steven Visceglia ’19, one of the co-producers. “The talent that the audience will witness at PRISM is unrivaled, and we're looking forward to having our campus and the greater Syracuse community join us for a night of great music."

For most Setnor Auditorium events, free and accessible parking is available in the Q1 lot. Additional parking is available in the Irving Garage. Campus parking availability is subject to change; call 315-443-2191 for current information.

If you require accommodations to fully participate in this event, contact Michelle Taylor at 315.443.2191 or mjtaylor@syr.edu one week prior to the event date.