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Project Jumpstart Workshops, 2010-2011

September Events: Stocking Your Professional Toolkit

Me, Inc.: Assembling a Professional Portfolio, Shaping Your Attitude
Thursday Sept. 23, 7-9 pm | Sweeney Hall

What do you need to present yourself professionally and artistically? And how does your attitude factor into the image you present? We discussed the use of on- and offline marketing materials but also the concept of building your image and reputation as professional.

Speakers included Jorja Fleezanis, Don Kurtako, Don Freund, and Angela Myles Beeching.

Auditions Success: the Specifics of Preparation and Presentation Skills
Friday Sep. 24, 12:15-2 pm | MC036

Where to find listings, tips on how to present yourself, what and how to prepare, plus ideas for how to create more audition opportunities. For singers, pianists, orchestral players, dancers, and jazzers: we considered the full range of audition experience and how to enhance yours.

Panelists included Jeff Nelsen, Janette Fishell, Violette Verdy, and Pat Harbison.

Financing Your Creative Vision: Grants and Fundraising Basics
Saturday Sep. 25, 10am-Noon | MC036

Whether you're looking for funds for grad school, a research project, study abroad, or to produce a recording, there are key issues to consider. Learn about the essentials of effective fundraising and the keys to successful grant writing. 

Speakers included Gary Anderson, Melissa Korzec, Jeff Hass, and Cassandra Chambliss--a representative for the Graduate Student Grant Center

October Events: Finding Your Professional Direction

Applying to Master's and Doctoral Programs: the Inside Scoop
Monday Oct. 18, 7-9 pm | Sweeney Hall

Want help finding the right teacher, program, and school for you? Have questions about the application and selection process? This was your workshop!

With Jacobs School Admissions expert Townsend Plant and special guests.

Developing Your Distinctive Artistic Voice
Wednesday Oct. 20, 7-9 pm | Sweeney Hall

Find out what helps emerging performers develop their own voice and perspective.

Panelists included Menahem Pressler, Mary Ann Hart, Mauricio Fuks, Luke Gillespie.

Growing Your Entrepreneurial Project: from Idea to Reality
Friday Oct. 22, 12:15-2 pm | MC036

Want help with thinking through your idea for your own ensemble, series, tour or studio? In this workshop, we covered how to plan your work and work your plan!

Panelists: Gary Anderson, Mark Long, Mimi Zweig

Scoring a College Teaching Job: the CV Master Class
Saturday Oct. 23, 10am-Noon | Sweeney Hall

Curious about what it takes to be hired? Want help with your CV? Expert faculty panel offered feedback! 

Panelists: Tom Walsh, Gretchen Horlacher, Eric Isaacson


November Events: Creating Your Professional Niche

Getting Published 101
Tuesday Nov. 9, 8:30-10:30 pm | Sweeney Hall

Articles, books and more!!

Panelists included Suzanne Ryan (from Oxford University Press), John Tafoya, Patrice Madura, Dan Melamed 

EXTRA!!! Schmoozathon 2: the Music/Business Connection!
Wednesday Nov. 10, 7-9 pm | Southwest Lounge 3rd Floor, Godfrey Center @ Kelley School of Business

Back by popular demand: Jumpstart your networking. Those who came made new friends and connections. Food, drink, music, contacts, fun!

Ensemble Success Stories
Friday Nov. 12, 12:15-2 pm | MC036

Hear case studies of succesful ensembles, with tips and strategies plus feedback and commentary for your own projects. With Linda Pearse from Sacabuche, Ben Geier from Vox Reflexa, and composer Ezra Donner!

Creative Online Promotion
Friday Nov. 12, 6-7:45 pm | Sweeney Hall

Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Websites?! Too many platforms, too little time? Find out how to use social media and an online strategy to boost your career.

Speakers: Alain Barker and Carol Scheuer

Resumania: the Resume Master Class
Saturday Nov. 13, 10am-Noon | Sweeney Hall

For performers, music educators, theorists, historians, and musician-entrepreneurs: learn how to best present yourself with Angela Beeching and Justin Grossman.


February Events

Inside the Vienna Philharmonic: A Member Run Orchestra
Tuesday Feb. 8, 11am-12:15 pm | MU 204

Panelists included Dieter Flury and Howard Klug.

The Art of Winning Auditions
Tuesday Feb. 8, 6:30-8:30 pm | MC036

Speakers included Stephen Wyrcynski, George Pinney, Daniel Perantoni, and Kevin Bobo

Establishing a Private Studio
Thursday Feb. 10, 7-8:30 pm | MA 452

Speakers included Otis Murphy, Brenda Benner, Meredith Mills, and Karen Tayler

Jobortunities on Arts Administration
Friday Feb. 11, 12:15-2 pm | MC 036

Speakers: Tom Wieligman - Executive Administrator of Instrumental Ensembles, Maria Talbert - Events Manager at IU Auditorium - SPEA Career Advisor, Susan Sandberg

Personal Finance Basics: Taking Care of Business
Saturday Feb. 12, 10am-Noon | MA 454

Speakers: Mark Long, Alan de Veritch

Schmoozathon 2011: the Kelley/Jacobs Connection!
Wednesday Feb. 16, 6-8pm | MAC Mezzanine

More schmoozing and more networking! A presentation occurred from 6-7pm followed by schmoozing, snacks and fun from 7-8pm. At 8pm, the Philharmonic Orchestra presented a concert and all in attendance were encouraged to attend.


March Events

New Works: Commissioned, Performed, Published
Monday Mar. 21, 7-8:20pm | Sweeney Hall

For composers and performers: explore creative ways to get your music heard, to build audiences and your career!

Speakers: PQ Phan, David Dzubay, David Baker, Cary Boyce

Jazz Convocation: Designing Your Entrepreneurial Future
Monday Mar. 21, 8:30-9:45 pm | MA 454

People came with ideas and projects: we worked on action plans for taking careers to the next level

Speakers: Angela Beeching and JSoM jazz faculty

Now What? Career Choices for Singers
Tuesday Mar. 22, 6:30-8:30pm | MC 040

Hear about opportunities, resources and approaches for your life after IU!

Speakers: Carol Vaness, Arthur Fagen, Patricia Stiles, David Villaneuva - Administrative Director of the JSoM Choral Department

Now What? Career Choices for String Players
Wednesday Mar. 23, 4-6 pm | MC 040

Hear about opportunities, resources and approaches for your life after IU!

Speakers: Jorja Fleezanis, Ik-Hwan Bae, Sharon Robinson, Atar Arad, Bruce Bransby

Protect and Promote Your Work: Copyright & Digital Distribution
Friday Mar. 25, 12:15-2 pm | MC 036

Crucial legal issues for anyone who records or performs or publishes!

Speakers included: Eden Davis, Michael Stucker, and Robert Meitus

Online Promotion: Social Media Mania
Saturday Mar. 26, 10am-12 pm | MA 454

Speakers included: Sarah Smith-Robbins, Alain Barker - Director of the Marketing and Publicity Office at the JSoM


April Events

Futurama: the State of the Arts in 2030
Monday Apr. 18, 6:30-8:30pm | MA405

Speakers: Don Kuratko, Angela Beeching, Alex Kerr, Arnaldo Cohen

Career Decision Making for the Real World
Wednesday Apr. 20, 5-7 pm | Parisfal Room

Speakers: Linda Strommen, Carmen Tellez, Katy Strand, Michael Vernon

Jobportunities in Technology and Media
Friday Apr. 22, 12:15-2pm | MC 036

Speakers: Konrad Strauss, Phil Ponella, Mark Hood, Steve Krahnke

Launching Your Freelance Career
Saturday Apr. 23, 10am-12 pm | MA 454

Speakers: Sylvia McNair, Alan de Veritch, Joey Tartell