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Partnered with the Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the Kelley School of Business, Project Jumpstart offers high-impact programming, including career development and entrepreneurship workshops, and networking events.

The student-led project is part of the Jacobs School of Music's Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development.

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Jumpstart Entrepreneurs of the Month

Ingrid Matthews and Byron Schenkman

Steve ZegreeMeet Ingrid Matthews and Byron Schenkman, Project Jumpstart’s January Entrepreneurs of the Month!

For the past three decades, Ingrid Matthews and Byron Schenkman have blazed an extraordinary trail in the early music world by co-founding the internationally recognized Seattle Baroque Orchestra in 1994 and emerging as leading soloists, chamber musicians, music directors, and recording artists.

They met while studying in the Jacobs School’s Historical Performance Institute in the early 1990s (then known as the Early Music Institute) and their creative partnership has provided much inspiration to their professional careers. Both have returned to participate in the Bloomington Early Music Festival and have served as guest performers and lecturers at the Jacobs School of Music.

Project Jumpstart sat down with Matthews and Schenkman, following their recent IU guest recital to discuss their lives and career paths as early music entrepreneurs. Read on for their insights about the field and enjoy videos of performances with the Seattle Baroque Orchestra.

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