Announcing the 2014-15 Project Jumpstart Team



Announcing the 2014-15 Jumpstart Team

The Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development (OECD) is pleased to introduce the 2014-2015 Project Jumpstart Team.

Led by composition graduate Curtis Smith, who participated in last year’s program, new members of the team are graduate student Rafael Porto and undergraduate students Rachel Rodgers and Patricia Wallinga. The team is mentored by OECD director Alain Barker, with additional help from the Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Kelley School of Business.

Offerings to look forward to this year include panel discussions by prominent artists, scholars, and entrepreneurs; interactive workshops, mind & body sessions, networking opportunities, {well-advised} lunches and meet & greets with leading professionals. In addition Project Jumpstart will coordinate the annual Jacobs School of Music entrepreneurship competition.


Curtis Smith, Team Lead

Curtis SmithComposer, artist, instructor, and mentor Curtis N. Smith is a second-year DM composition candidate with a variety of interests and professional pursuits. His undergraduate and master’s studies in guitar and composition included side projects such as Balinese gamelan, church choir directing, curriculum development in residence life, community outreach, librarianship, and management. His research interests have resulted in successful grants, updated score holdings, and new curricula for Brigham Young University. He is a contributing writer for the Society of Composers Inc. (SCI) and an album critic for the progressive rock think tank Curtis’s compositional activities explore an equally broad spectrum of styles ranging from solo to ethnic ensembles to large orchestral works, always infused with elements of folk, rock, popular, and classical music and driven by an intense desire to create. He is currently collaborating with IU MM violist Bryan Lew on a new solo work commissioned by the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition. Curtis and his wife Charlotte are native Californians, BYU alumni, and—as of this summer—proud parents of twin boys Ellis and Julian.

Rafael Porto

Rafael PortoBrazilian bass-baritone Rafael Porto recently performed the role of Dulcamara in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. He is a second-year master’s student studying voice with Tim Noble and is currently the Wilfred C. Bain Fellow. Combining his undergraduate work at Butler University, Indianapolis Opera, IU Opera Theater, and music festival productions, he has sung sixteen different roles in the past five years. Outside the realm of music, Porto runs his business, Rafael Porto Media Services, which provides design, photography, and recording services. He has worked for various clients and organizations throughout Indiana including the Indianapolis Children’s Choir, American Guild of Organists, major landscaping companies, Butler University, and has also worked alongside photographers from ESPN and USA Today.

Rachel Rodgers

Rachel RodgersRachel Rodgers is a jazz & classical flutist from the New York metropolitan area. She is currently in her sophomore year, majoring in Flute Performance under Professor Thomas Robertello, with a minor in jazz studies. Rachel has performed at Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, The Gibson Guitar Stage in Nashville, Eisenhower Hall at West Point, NPR’s “From the Top,” the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and at a variety of jazz and classical venues across the United States. In addition to flute, she is a pianist and composer, recently entering the commercial scoring world by composing and performing the music for a Domino’s International TV campaign. In 2011, Rachel created Visiting Young Musicians, an ongoing program recognizing the healing powers of music that recruits young local musicians of all genres to perform at children’s hospitals and senior centers. The project earned her the Gold Award by the Girl Scouts of America. In the media, she has been profiled in Westchester Magazine, in many newspapers, and online at Outside of music, Rachel is a photographer, especially interested in multimedia. She was the Media Manager at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute during summer 2014, is a production management assistant at MacGuffin Films in NYC, a student photographer for IU Media, and runs her own photography business. Her work can be seen at

Patricia Wallinga

Patricia WallingaPatricia Wallinga is a composer, double bassist, vocalist, and new music advocate in her second year of undergraduate studies at the Jacobs School who specializes in vocal composition and new music performance. As a member of the NOTUS Contemporary Vocal Ensemble, she has premiered and recorded works by Zachary Wadsworth, Aaron Travers, and Dominick DiOrio and toured with the ensemble to Carnegie Hall in New York City and the American Choral Directors Association Regional Conference in Cleveland. As the winner of the 2013 NOTUS Student Composition, she received the premiere of her work Portraits of Wartime. In addition, she has had numerous instrumental solo, chamber, and large ensemble works performed and recorded by members of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras and students at the Jacobs School of Music, the DePaul School of Music, the Northern Illinois University School of Music, and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign School of Music. She is a member of ASCAP and the American Composers Forum. Originally from Naperville, IL.


Alain Barker

Alain BarkerAlain Barker has an entrepreneurial career that includes arts organization development, arts policy research, communications and marketing, teaching and performance. From 2004-2014, he directed Jacobs School’s marketing and publicity operations. Initiatives during this time included a rebranding of the school, development of numerous communications platforms, integration of social media into school life, publicity and media relations for more than 1,100 events annually, and marketing campaigns for IU Opera & Ballet Theater, the Summer Music series, and school departments. Barker was Executive Director of the Bloomington Early Music Festival from 1994-2004, a time during which the festival gained national significance. He was co-principal flute in the Oviedo Orchestra, Spain, and principal flute in the Marion Philharmonic, and has performed in recitals and music festivals around the U.S. and toured across the U.S., as well as to Mexico, Colombia, and Israel. He taught for four years as a visiting lecturer in flute at the Jacobs School’s summer semester and is currently a member of the City of Bloomington’s Arts Commission.

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The city of Bloomington will present a series of free lectures by author, artist, and CPA Elaine Luttrull, Saturday and Sunday, August 16-17.

Topics will include:

• Goal Setting
• The Art of Budgeting
• Managing Cash Flow
• Common Tax Situations
• Healthcare Questions

Click here for more information and to register.

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Project Jumpstart is Planning to Hire a Few Great Music Students!

Are you looking for something exciting and beneficial to your career?

Project Jumpstart, the student-led entrepreneurship programming arm of the Jacobs School of Music’s newly founded Office of Entrepreneurship & Career Development, is planning to appoint three motivated Jacobs School students with great communication and organizational skills to its team for the academic year.

Members of Team Jumpstart will work closely with OECD director Alain Barker and Jumpstart Team Leader Curtis Smith to plan and produce workshop events, run a vibrant blog & website, survey student and faculty, and research within the music industry to provide career resources to JSoM students. Students will be expected to work approximately 10 hours per week from September 2014 to May 2015.

Applications are welcome from graduate degree and diploma students and from undergraduate students with junior standing or higher. Pay is $12/hour. Students with web, multimedia, and marketing experience are encouraged to apply.

Activities include

• Weekly Monday morning Team Jumpstart planning meeting.
• Producing workshop events and scheduling faculty and guest speakers
• Attending Project Jumpstart events and providing staff support
• Developing and managing campus awareness and promoting events
• Creating and promoting online resources for the program (Facebook, Website, etc.)
• Surveying fellow students for ideas and suggestions for the program


• Great interpersonal skills—we’re looking for student leaders who are great team players
• Excellent communication skills (written and oral presentations)
• Excellent computer skills
• Graphic design and/or web design experience (such as designing posters or managing web content)
• Administrative/office experience
• Interest in the field of career advancement and entrepreneurship

To apply

Submit the following materials via email at Applications are due 5:00 pm, Friday, August 1. Interviews (via Skype if necessary) will begin early the following week.

1. Cover letter and résumé (a version that details your relevant work experience—not simply your performance résumé please!)
2. A two-page writing sample (from your work in a music history or liberal arts course, for instance)
3. Two references (those who can speak to your work experience; include phone number and email address)
4. Your class/work schedule for fall semester

Also (if you have these):

5. Example of your online skills—if you’ve created a website, fan page, etc., provide links.
6. Example of your graphic design skills (submit sample of a poster of an invitation you created)

Visit the Project Jumpstart website for info on the program! >

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CLIFF NOTES: 5 Workshops with Cliff Colnot this Summer

cliffnotes15-Jacobs School students have a terrific opportunity this summer to attend five workshops with Cliff Colnot, the Chicago-based conductor and composer. Called CLIFF NOTES, the sessions cover a range of subjects that are key to career development in the 21st Century.

All sessions are open to Jacobs School students and take place on Thursday, from 12-1:30pm. Free Jimmy John’s sandwiches will be provided!

Students: Please click here to sign up for the sessions you’d like to attend. 


Thursday JUNE 19     WHAT’S THE SCORE?
Effectively studying music in preparation for performaChicagonces
12-1:30pm                          JS 111
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Understanding the audition process for orchestras, summer festivals, and other projects
12-1:30pm                           JS 415
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Making the most of your valuable time
12-1:30pm                           JS 415
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The secrets and surprises of great ensemble intonation
12-1:30pm                           MA 452
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Taking advantage of opportunity in a fast-changing cultural landscape
12-1:30pm                           JS 415
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Colnot-squareIn the past decade Cliff Colnot has emerged as a distinguished conductor and a musician of uncommon range.

One of few musicians to have studied orchestral repertoire with Daniel Barenboim, Colnot has served as assistant conductor for Barenboim’s West-Eastern Divan Workshops for young musicians from Israel, Egypt, Syria, and other Middle Eastern countries. Colnot has also worked extensively with Pierre Boulez and has served as assistant conductor to Boulez at the Lucerne Festival Academy. He regularly conducts the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), with whom he recorded Richard Wernick’s The Name of the Game for Bridge Records, and he collaborates regularly with the internationally acclaimed contemporary music ensemble eighth blackbird and the Pacifica String Quartet. Colnot has been principal conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s contemporary MusicNOW ensemble since its inception and is principal conductor of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, an orchestra he has conducted since 1994. Colnot also conducts Contempo at the University of Chicago and orchestras at Indiana University. He has appeared as a guest conductor with the San Antonio Symphony Orchestra, the American Composers Orchestra, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, and the Utah Symphony.

Colnot is also a master arranger. His orchestration of Shulamit Ran’s Three Fantasy Pieces for Cello and Piano was recorded by the English Chamber Orchestra. For the chamber orchestra of the Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival, Colnot has arranged the Adagio from Mahler’s Symphony No. 10, Schoenberg’s Pelleas and Melisande (both published by Universal) and Manuel De Falla’s Three Cornered Hat. For ICE and Julia Bentley, Colnot arranged Olivier Messiaen’s Chants de Terre et de Ciel for chamber orchestra and mezzo-soprano, also published by Universal. For members of the Yellow Barn Music Festival, Colnot arranged Shulamit Ran’s Soliloquy for Violin, Cello, and Piano, to be published by Theodore Presser. Colnot recently re-orchestrated the Bottesini Concerto No. 2 in B Minor for Double Bass, correcting many errors in existing editions and providing a more viable performance version. He has also been commissioned to write works for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Percussion Scholarship Group. His orchestration of Duke Ellington’s New World Coming was premiered by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra with Daniel Barenboim as piano soloist in 2000, and Colnot also arranged, conducted, and co-produced the CD Tribute to Ellington featuring Barenboim at the piano. He wrote music for the MGM/UA motion picture Hoodlum and has written for rock-and-roll, pop, and jazz artists Richard Marx, Phil Ramone, Hugh Jackman, Leann Rimes, SheDaisy, Patricia Barber, Emerson Drive, and Brian Culbertson.

Colnot graduated with honors from Florida State University and in 1995 received the Ernst von Dohnányi Certificate of Excellence. He has also received the prestigious Alumni Merit Award from Northwestern University, where he earned his doctorate. In 2001 the Chicago Tribune named Cliff Colnot a “Chicagoan of the Year” in music, and in 2005 he received the William Hall Sherwood Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Arts. He has studied with master jazz teacher David Bloom, has taught jazz arranging at DePaul University, film scoring at Columbia College and currently teaches advanced orchestration at the University of Chicago. As a bassoonist, he was a member of the Lyric Opera Orchestra of Chicago, Music of the Baroque, and the Contemporary Chamber Players.

“Cliff Colnot conducted the excellent International Contemporary Ensemble in an alluring performance.”              —  Anthony  Tommasini, New York Times

“To every score, conductor Cliff Colnot brought a dedication, virtuosity, and intensity of feeling new music needs but doesn’t often receive.”                                                              —  John von Rhein, Chicago Tribune

“Everywhere [in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1] were signs of meticulous preparation and keen stylistic acuity.”  —  Michael Cameron, Chicago Tribune

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JumpstartDigest: Recent news, commentary, and ideas.


Recent news, commentary, and ideas.


Asleep In Dress Blues:
Music For Memorial Day

NPR Deceptive Cadence: Tom Huizenga
Memorial Day can all too easily mark the start of grilling season and retail sales events instead of fulfilling its original purpose, honoring those who lost their lives in service to our country. NPR’s Tom Huizenga republishes and annotates a set of evocative music videos that celebrate our heroes, comforts the family and friends of the fallen and causes us all to think — not about the weekend’s bargains but the everlasting cost of war.


Throughout this week, a group of seven distinguished guest writers respond to questions from Barry Hessenius (of Barry’s Blog) on the topic of Entrepreneurship and the Arts.


Cleveland Orchestra: Finding Tomorrow’s Classical Fans
New York Times Video: Craig Duff
As orchestras see audiences age and dwindle in size, the Cleveland Orchestra is trying to attract the youngest audience of any in America by its 100th birthday in 2018.

Music Kept within Reach
Glendale News Press: Sameea Kamal
The 27-minute-long documentary, “I Am a Fine Musician: El Sistema’s Inspiration in a California School,” shows the implementation of the El Sistema education model in Los Angeles schools by focusing on the children and teachers of the Verdugo Young Musicians Assn. Music Project at Longfellow Elementary in Pasadena.

Kevin Smith to be Interim CEO of Minnesota Orchestra, Starting in Fall
MinnPost: Pamela Espeland
Kevin Smith, former president of the Minnesota Opera, will serve as interim president and CEO of the Minnesota Orchestra after Michael Henson leaves and until a permanent successor is found, the Orchestra announced late Thursday.

San Diego Opera Will Not Close, Announces 2015 Season
KPBS: Angela Carone
After two months of handwringing, upheaval and off-stage drama, the San Diego Opera’s board of directors voted unanimously to rescind a vote to close the company.

Dance Veterans Join Forces for the Betterment of Ballet
New York Times: Allan Kozinn
The dancer Cynthia Harvey, a principal for many years with the American Ballet Theater, has been coaching and staging ballets since she left the stage in 1996, but lately has had the feeling that there was something amiss in the ballet world – something that she and other retired dancers like Edward Villella, Isabelle Guérin, Ángel Corella and Steven Heathcote could help fix.

Met Orchestra’s Players Turn to Social Media
New York Times: Michael Cooper
The recently revamped website by the musicians of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra — imagine a cross between Opera News and BuzzFeed — was recently overhauled by a group of its web-savvy younger players: an Internet start-up born in the orchestra.

Independent Music Labels Are in a Battle With YouTube
NY Times: Ben Sisario
Members of the Worldwide Independent Network, an umbrella for various trade groups around the world, complained on Thursday that the contracts YouTube had offered independents are “out of step with the marketplace for streaming,” and less favorable than those that have apparently been agreed to by the three major labels — Universal, Sony and Warner.


Kickstarter: Can Crowdfunding Save Culture?
The Telegraph (London): Paul Kendall
Kickstarter began as a way for small investors to ‘bring creative projects to life’. But are the wrong people getting rich? Co-founder Yancey Strickler explains.


Marketing as Strategic Collaboration
Your Own Bone (Blog): Colleen Dilenschneider
If your organization still treats the marketing team as a “service” department instead of a critical, strategic resource, then it’s time to catch up. Audiences now expect organizations to operate from the outside-in (the market determines the relevance of your organization), and no longer from the inside-out (internal experts attempt to declare the market’s preferences).

The Homepage is Dead, and the Social Web has Won—Even at the New York Times
Quartz: Zachary M. Seward
Traffic to the New York Times homepage fell by half in the last two years, according to the newspaper’s internal review of its digital strategy. That’s not necessarily a reflection of any problems at the Times but the reality of how news is now distributed on the internet. Overall traffic to the Times isn’t falling; it’s just coming in through the “side door” more often.


Opera Glasses, Google Edition
New York Times: Allan Kozinn
Opera companies have been toying in recent years with immersive performances. On Site Opera, a feisty company that was founded in 2012 has a solution: Google Glass.

What Television Will Look Like in 2025, According to Netflix Issie Lapowsky
As a slew of other tech companies, from Amazon to Yahoo, compete with Netflix to move television online–and traditional broadcasters fight to protect their old business models–Neil Hunt (Netflix’s chief product officer) has a clear vision for how the war for our attention will play out by the year 2025. Here are a few of his predictions.

Why That Video Went Viral
NY Times: Natalie Kitroeff
Social sharing is powerful enough to topple dictatorships and profitable enough to merit multibillion-dollar investments. But scientists are only beginning to explore the psychological motivations that turn a link into “click bait” and propel a piece of content to Internet fame.


Here’s a Surprising Look at What Music Does to Your Brain
Policy Mic: DJ Lanphier
Two recent scientific studies on how the brain reacts when it’s exposed to music suggest that there’s something fundamentally physical and spiritual going on — something a lot like one basic human instinct.


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Your Chance to Comment: No Seriously, There’s No Such Thing As Arts Entrepreneurship

music-notesContrary Opinion: No Seriously, There’s No Such Thing As Arts Entrepreneurship
Aaron Gervais (Blog)

Composer Aaron Gervais pens a second thought-provoking blog post on his belief that ‘art’ and ‘entrepreneurship’ are essentially two creative activities of opposite types.

We’d love to hear your thoughts! Reply below to let us know what you think.

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JumpstartDIGEST! Recent News Commentary, and Ideas


NEA Captures Data on Artists with Day Jobs
Hyperallergic: Jillian Steinhauer

A recent NEA study reveals that, in 2013, 2.1 million workers were employed as artists as their primary occupation. In addition, 271,000 workers held second jobs in artist occupations (around 12% of US artists) – and musicians make up the largest set within this group.

DIY Residencies: A Career In The Arts On Your Own Terms
The Guardian: Lisa Niedermeyer
As many artists rely on day jobs to make ends meet, it is not surprising then that more and more are taking matters into their own hands by organizing do-it-yourself residencies.


Jacobs School Alumna Among Winners Named in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions
Arts Beat: Anthony Tommasini
Soprano Amanda Woodbury completed her undergraduate degree at the Jacobs School in 2010 and performed as First Lady in IU Opera Theater’s 2009 production of Die Zauberflöte.

Minesota Orchestra’s Michael Hensen to Replace Deborah Rutter’s as Chicago Symphony CEO
Adaptistration: Drew McManus
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra has announced that outgoing President Deborah F. Rutter will be succeeded by outgoing Minnesota Orchestra Association President & CEO Michael Henson. Beginning September 1, 2014, Henson will be the CSO’s new President & General Director.

Board Ponders Future of Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra Janelle Gelfand
Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, celebrating its 40th anniversary season this year, is taking a hard look at its operations, with the goal of making changes that will help it survive another 40.

San Diego Opera Votes to Postpone Closure
UT San James Chute
The San Diego Opera board gives itself time to further examine finances and consider options.

Political Cacophony Challenges Musicians
New York Times: Anthony Tommasini
Do artists have a special responsibility to speak out about injustice? Or do artists contribute best to social welfare by the practice of their art, and that alone? This issue is pertinent in classical music, because the field is considered, for better or worse, a high art with a mystique of gravitas and enlightenment.

Culture Cannot Replace Foreign Policy
The Scotsman: Tiffany Jenkins
Since the announcement that 2014 is the UK-Russia “Year of Culture”, relations have broken down between Russia, the US and Europe, over the crisis in Ukraine. Jenkins writes that the justification for these artistic events is that they can bring us closer together and mend bridges. But it’s difficult to be confident about the role of the arts in improving international relations when they have deteriorated so dramatically.

The Changing Grammar of Community Engagement
Chorus America: Eric Booth
If arts organizations want to stay relevant, the time has come to get serious about building connections with the wealth of creative activity in our communities.

A Resurgence of Ballet in Opera
New Yorker: Joan Acocella
Dance is being given a place in opera, not so much in the form of the big, happy intermezzi of yesteryear but as the thing that everyone said it couldn’t be: a plot advancement.

Awaiting the Welcome Return of Performance to Art Museums’ Mission
Los Angeles Times: Mark Swed
Big spaces meant for displaying objects are also, in the modern world, places for making things happen. Let their available light shine in more ways than one.

Nothing Conservative About the S.F. Conservatory’s Big Plans
San Francisco Classical Voice: Janos Gereben
There is important news from the San Francisco Conservatory and the promise of more to come. At a gala event Thursday evening, the “Presidential Evening Celebration,” Conservatory President David H. Stull spoke both of impressive specifics and big ambitions.

N.Y. Philharmonic Makes Summer Plans in California as It Shifts Touring Strategy
Wall Street Journal Online: Jennifer Maloney
The New York Philharmonic has announced a new summer partnership in Santa Barbara, Calif., a move that is part of its shift away from costly “whistle-stop tours” in favor of a smaller number of multiyear residencies in cities where it can cultivate audiences and donors.


Holograms Are The Inevitable Future of Concerts
The CreatorsProject: Abdullah Saeed
Live shows might be the last vestiges of a music industry in the throes of a technological revolution: in the span of a single century, the advancements that brought us recorded music, captured it on evolving multitudes of physical formats. A recent bicoastal duet between MIA and Janelle Monae breathed new life into a latent paradigm shift that could forever change what we, today, define as “concerts.”

This Amazing Interactive Site Lets You Create Symphonies With Your Keyboard Kyle Vanhemert
The “portable animation and sound kit,” as creator Jono Brandel describes it, lets you conduct audiovisual symphonies simply by tapping your computer keyboard (or, if you’re on a phone or tablet, by tapping your touchscreen). Each letter of the alphabet gets mapped to a unique sound and a playful animation.


Neil Young’s Pono Kickstarter Approaching $5.5 Million
Digital Music News: Nina Ulloa
The huge amount indicates that high-quality audio on-the-go isn’t just for a niche audience.

Amanda Palmer Confronts the ‘Current Nightmare of the Modern Musician’ (Q&A)
Musician Amanda Palmer talks about how musicians can thrive on the Internet using Kickstarter and other crowdfunding strategies.


Neville Mariner’s 90th Concert With Joshua Bell
Classic FM
With Joshua Bell’s performance in Bloomington just a few days away, here’s a sampler of how amazing he is – At Neville Mariner’s 90th at the Royal Festival Hall, Joshua Bell kicks things off with his sparkling rendition of Saint-Saëns Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, directing the Academy of St Martin in the Fields from the front of the orchestra.


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Access to 3000+ music listings including job openings, festivals, and internships.

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Musical America Careers Portal
Access to a large selection of jobs available in performing arts, post an anonymous resume, or create an alert to be notified of new vacancies.

Visit the Project Jumpstart website > Your career development and entrepreneurship program!

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RECESS Music & Ideas Festival April 7 at IU

A GREAT opportunity for Jacobs School students who are interested in music entrepreneurship.

RECESS is a music + ideas festival that brings together successful entrepreneurs, the coolest new startups and the hottest acts in music to inspire the next generation of world changing entrepreneurs.”  RECESS is touring 7 universities and IU was chosen. Mark Cuban is the main investor.


Check out the promo video >



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JMuseProductionZ opoprtunity for students next year

Hello all,

I am the President of a performing arts organization on campus.  Next year we plan to produce a new production to the campus.  We are looking for some students to help with the process.  We believe this will give students hands on experience with producing a show and introduce them to that process.  We are asking that this message be forwarded to any student(s) you feel may be interested in this project.  Thank you all so much and we hope you have a FANTASTIC day!

If you want more information about our organization please contact us at or reply to me directly.  Thank you!



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Interesting job opportunity at Columbia U: Director of its Music Performance Program

The Department of Music at Columbia University invites applications for a full-time position at the rank of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer to serve as Director of its Music Performance Program, beginning on July 1, 2014.

We seek candidates with artistic and intellectual accomplishments, with relevant teaching and administrative experience, and with broad interests in the musical disciplines. The appointee will manage the budget and recommend policies and priorities for the MPP, reporting directly to the Chair of the Department, and will work in consultation with the Department to frame and implement the activities of the Music Performance Program. The appointee’s responsibilities will also include coordinating auditions, forming student chamber ensembles, assigning appropriate coaches to these ensembles, scheduling concerts, student recitals, and other performances, and overseeing the teaching of private lessons. In addition, the appointee will teach one course per term, usually in the Core Curriculum, to be determined in consultation with the Chair.

This is a full-time appointment with multi-year renewals contingent on successful reviews.

Through Columbia University’s online system, please upload a letter of application (including a statement of teaching interests and experience), a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. For more information and to apply, please go to

Review of applications will begin April 7, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

Columbia University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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