Jeff Nelsen and Sylvia McNair featured in first TEDxIndianaUniversity event Nov. 13

Nelsen_Jeff-2015The first-ever TEDxIndianaUniversity event will feature two prominent Jacobs School of Music faculty members at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, in the IU Auditorium.

Jeff Nelsen, professor of horn, will emcee “Eyes on the Stars, Feet on the Ground,” which will also feature Grammy-winning soprano Sylvia McNair, senior lecturer in voice.

Seven other presenters share the bill. Check out the full line-up here, and purchase tickets here.

Nelsen as well as fellow Jacobs faculty member Alain Barker, director of music entrepreneurship and career development, also serves on the board of TEDxIndianaUniversity. The group hopes to hold events annually.

McNair_Sylvia.2013.smallerThe organization will bring together innovative thinkers from across the university and larger community to explore ideas for our collective future. At TEDx events—“x” indicating an independently organized event—a combination of live presenters and TEDTalks videos sparks deep conversation and connections at the local level. The 2015 IU event is fully organized and produced by students.

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to “Ideas Worth Spreading.” Founded in 1984, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with many initiatives.

Enjoy Jeff Nelsen’s 2011 TEDxBloomington presentation on “Fearless Performance.”

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