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 jumpstar@indiana.edu. 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
Wired.com: 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.


Bridge: Worldwide Music Connection
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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
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
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.


Bridge: Worldwide Music Connection
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Musical America Careers Portal
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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.

REGISTRATION AND EVENT INFO HERE: https://www.eventfarm.com/RecessIU

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 jmuseproductionz@gmail.com 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 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.

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JumpstartDIGEST! Recent News Commentary, and Ideas

San Diego Opera
WHAT HAPPENED IN SAN DIEGO?San Diego Opera’s Sudden Demise
San Francisco Classical Voice: Janos Gereben General director Ian Campbell: “…It is not an expense issue. It is a problem on the revenue side. Drops in both sales and contributions over several years now mean that we doubt we will be able to complete the next season.”A Stirring Requiem for San Diego Opera’s Senseless, Premature Death
Los Angeles Times: Mark Swed
Who has ever heard of a major arts institution with a $15-million budget, one of the country’s top 10 opera companies, simply throwing in the towel over a deficit of a couple million dollars and not fighting to the end because there is no dignity in that?


Musical or Opera? Stage Companies Are Drawing on Both Art Forms
New York Times: David Belcher
The trend started as a way to increase box office income and get some new people inside the building, but now companies in both the U.S. and Europe are proudly mounting full-scale productions of Rodgers & Hammerstein, Sondheim and even Andrew Lloyd Webber. (Don’t worry, they’re not going to do Mamma Mia just yet!)

Baltimore Rock Opera Society’s ‘Gründlehämmer’ Rocks Out Medieval Style
Washington Post: Heather Keeting
Guns N’ Roses meets serious opera as the Baltimore Rock Opera Society presents “Grundlehammer” in Washington D.C.  In the review: There’s both a seriousness of intent and abundant appreciation for the form apparent in the work of The BROS, as the troupe calls itself.

The Met. Can it be Saved?
Parterre Box: Dawn Fatale
Following up on an incisive analysis of what’s really wrong at the company, Dawn Fatale says the Met needs to be more exciting – and makes some intriguing and inventive suggestions for just how to do that.

S.F. Opera Looks to the Future, Eyes Wide Open
San Francisco Classical Voice: Janos Gereben
Lamenting the folding of the San Diego Opera as “a tragedy,” the general director of the San Francisco Opera rallied his troops, but pulled no punches about the challenges ahead.

Indianapolis Opera Cancels Final Show of Season
Indianapolis Business Journal
In the statement issued Tuesday, opera officials said they “started the 2013-2014 season with a board-supported plan to return to producing four main stage productions, but decided to not to risk further financial strain by pushing forward with the final production of the year.


Fewer Americans Go to the Movies
Wall Street Journal: Erich Schwartzel and Ben Fritz
The number of tickets sold fell nearly 11% between 2004 and 2013, according to the report, while box office revenue increased 17%. With home-entertainment options improving all the time— whether streamed movies and television, video games, or mobile apps—and studios releasing fewer movies, people are less likely to head to their local multiplex.


Classical Music’s Shocking Gender Gap 
CBC Music: Michael Morreale
An article focused on the Canadian music scene with interesting data on the primary orchestras. Despite efforts to balance the equation over years, there’s evidence that talented women are being prevented from having the successful careers they deserve.

Equality Article Sparks Outrage from VSO’s Bramwell Tovey
Musical Toronto
Bramwell Tovey tweets back at CBC Music, blasting the article as inaccurate, sensationalist, Toronto-centric, plagiarized, and borderline liable. An interesting read!

1, 2, 3… Action
New Music Box: Monika Herzig
As Women’s History Month winds down, spring offers the perfect opportunity to sweep out the clutter from the past and move forward into a future that brings together the music of black, white, brown, male, and female individuals all over the world.

Girls-Only Course Aims to Tackle Shortage of Female Conductors
The Guardian (UK): Peter Walker
Hopefully a course like this will get younger women interested. It’s about celebrating role models and equal opportunities, but it’s also about putting that initial germ of an idea into a girl’s mind, that this could be for me.

Youth, Maturity, and Physicality in New Classical Ballett
The Atlantic; Judith Ohikuare
In 2007, Misty Copeland became one of the most recognizable figures in classical ballet when she earned a spot as the first black female soloist in two decades to perform with the American Ballet Theatre. She continued to make history as the first African-American woman to assume the title role in The Firebird. Not bad for a dancer from a single-parent household who put on her first pair of slippers at the overripe age of 13.


London Mayor’s New Cultural Strategy: More Busking?
The Stage: Nicola Merrifield
The Boris Johnson has unveiled his updated cultural strategy for the capital, which includes commissioning studies on the impact of public investment for culture, and how to better support busking.

‘Cultural hub’ proposed for London’s Square Mile
The Guardian: Mark Brown
The Barbican and the Museum of London want to create a cultural hub that will be as buzzy as those on the capital’s South Bank and in South Kensington.

Medellin’s Renaissance: What the Colombian City Can Teach Us About Urban Renewal
The Globe and Mail: Marina Jimenez
Twenty years ago, the Colombian city was a center of the worldwide cocaine trade, notorious for gun violence; even ten years ago the place was considered unsafe. Now it’s considered a hotbed of innovation.

DreamWorks Animation Unveils $2.4 Billion Shanghai Complex
Variety: Patrick Frater
Due to open in 2017, the Dream Center will have a 500-seat Imax theater, an entertainment district modeled on London’s West End and a venue for red carpet and festival events. The project is backed by DreamWorks Animation, Chinese investment.

Dubai to Put Art Museums in Subway Stations
Gulf News: Shafaat Shahbanadri
In the first phase, four stations have been identified for the project, with each to be transformed according to one particular theme: Islamic art and Arabic calligraphy, inventions, contemporary art and [multimedia] visual art.


Detroit Symphony Dives Headlong Into Streaming
New York Times: Michael Cooper & Rebecca Schmid
No one is quite sure how the trend will end up, and whether it will succeed at making money or building audiences. But many music organizations say they believe such web streams will prove helpful, saying that they must find audiences.

I Was a Player in the Global Internet Orchestra
The Daily Dot: Blog post by Cassandra Khaw
“For one moment, we were performing together, as faceless to each other as we were to the audience. The Global Net Orchestra was about what we were doing together. It might not have been perfect or even pretty. But it felt like the beginning of something bigger.”

Why Wu-Tang Will Release Just One Copy Of Its Secret Album
Forbes: Zack O’Malley Greenburg
The complete upheaval of the music industry’s business model has been well documented, but you DID NOT see THIS coming. The notoriously esoteric hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan has been recording a double-album in secret for several years. A single copy of the recording will tour museums, galleries and festivals like it’s King Tut’s sarcophagus—and listeners will pay $30 to $50 to hear it in highfalutin listening parties.

Au Revoir, Entrepreneurs
The New York Times: Liz Alderman
“France has been losing talented citizens to other countries for decades, but the current exodus of entrepreneurs and young people is happening at a moment when France can ill afford it.”


BBC Makes Push Into The Arts With Two Big Hires
The Stage (UK): Matthew Hemley
Director general Tony Hall has announced a range of new arts programs and strands which he said would put the arts at “the very heart” of what the BBC does.

Arts For Everyone On The BBC? Not with Opera, Ballet and Still more Shakespeare
The Guardian: Stella Duffy
In response to the announcement at the BBC, Stella Duffy asks Where is the experimentation? Where are the emerging artists? (And without BBC3 how will they find out what they can do?) Where are the companies that do make art for everyone?

How You Can Save Arts Journalism Starting Right Now
Howard Sherman (blog)
If you want to see intelligent, comprehensive coverage of the arts – features and reviews alike – then you’ve got to start clicking. Journalism is well on its way to being a numbers game for most outlets. It’s not enough to be happy that arts coverage exists, you have to actually engage with it to insure its survival and the job survival of those who create it.


Aerobic Exercise Helps Boost Mindfulness
Pacific Standard: Tom Jacobs
As Project Jumpstart presents a series of three Mind & Body workshops, this will help those who attend! For some people—especially men—the methods often used to cultivate mental stillness, such as yoga and meditation, don’t feel like a good fit. Fortunately, new research from Germany finds an alternative approach that action-oriented folks will find much more appealing.

What Does a $45 Million Viola Sound Like? Violist David Aaron Carpenter Gives You a Preview
Open Culture/ NY Times: Michael Cooper
This spring, one of the best-preserved Strads in existence will go up for auction at Sotheby’s. Built sometime between 1700 and 1720, during the very best period of Stradivari’s work, the viola is a real rarity, one of only ten in existence. Maybe that justifies the starting price of $45 million. What does that prized strad actually sound like, you might wonder?


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