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
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.
• 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
Submit the following materials via email at email@example.com. 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)
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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Thursday JUNE 26 MAKING YOUR MARK
Understanding the audition process for orchestras, summer festivals, and other projects
12-1:30pm JS 415
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Thursday JULY 3 REHEARSAL OPTIMIZATION
Making the most of your valuable time
12-1:30pm JS 415
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Thursday, JULY 10 TUNED TO PERFECTION
The secrets and surprises of great ensemble intonation
12-1:30pm MA 452
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Thursday, JULY 17 THE ENTREPRENEURIAL MUSICIAN
Taking advantage of opportunity in a fast-changing cultural landscape
12-1:30pm JS 415
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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
FOOD FOR THOUGHT IN THE MUSIC WORLD
Contrary 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.
ARTISTS WITH DUAL CAREERS
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.
NEWS AND OPINION
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
Cincinnati.com: 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 Diego.com: 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
Wired.com: 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
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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Visit the Project Jumpstart website > Your career development and entrepreneurship program!
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.
REGISTRATION AND EVENT INFO HERE: https://www.eventfarm.com/RecessIU
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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 academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=59001
Review of applications will begin April 7, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.
Columbia University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.