School of the Arts Productions (SOTA)School of the Arts Productions (SOTA) is a student-run music and entertainment production program, with divisions for event production, live music recording and audiovisual production, artist development/A&R, social media, branding and marketing and contract and business administration. SOTA is well known for its production of speaker presentations, music industry networking events, music competitions and showcases, music compilations and music videos, an annual outdoor music festival; and its participation in national Artists’ Rights advocacy efforts. SOTA’s goals are to: (1) support the City of Chico to become a hub for talent by providing students with the opportunities to identify, develop and support local and regional musicians; (2) provide performance, recording and educational opportunities for artists; (3) provide students with opportunities to produce, create and promote content and special events; and (4) create networking opportunities and build bridges with the music industry through organizations such as Grammy U and NAMM for its students. SOTA works closely with KCSC, the Associated Students, the University and the local media and business community with regard to an array of activities. SOTA also collaborates with the Recording Arts Program with respect to the Songwriter’s Guild and “Chico Unplugged,” a popular singer/songwriter competition, which involves the audio and audiovisual recording of the winners on campus, and culminates in a record release party at the end of each semester. Students who participate in SOTA are enrolled in MUSC 350, a Music Industry class.
SOTA Productions can be found on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/ChicoSOTAP