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Project Jumpstart Events, 2011-2012

2011-2012 Poster Collage

Project Jumpstart Team Meet & Greet
Tuesday Sept. 18, 6:15 - 7:30pm | MA B012

Meet, Mingle & Eat with the new Project Jumpstart team. Those who came found out how to get involved with Project Jumpstart!

Arts Administration at SPEA: Spring Class Opportunities
Monday, Oct. 10, 12:00 - 1:00pm | MA B012
October Events

Monika Herzig and Jen Shang were on hand to answer questions about spring semester arts administration classes offered at SPEA.

CV Masterclass: Staying on Top of the Pile!
Saturday, Oct. 15, 10:00am - 12:00pm | Sweeney Hall

Gretchen HorlacherEric Isaacson, and Brian Horne moderated a fun and interactive session aimed at creating and maintaining a stellar CV.

Student Success Stories in Recording: Funding, Recording & Promoting
Friday, Oct. 28, 12:15pm - 2pm | MC036

JSoM student entrepreneurs Benjamin GeierJoseph Legaspi, and local recording artist, Stephen Harms, discussed and demonstrated how they transformed their recording ideas from dream to reality.

The 2012 IDEA Competition: Be a winner!
Wednesday, Nov. 2, 7:00pm - 8:00pm | M356

Do you have a winning idea for an arts-related entrepreneurial project? The Hoosier Hatchery Fellows of the Johnson Center walked attendees through the 2012 IDEA Competition process and hosted an IDEA jam for JSoM students. Prize winners received cash awards and expert mentoring.

My life: Musician AND Entrepreneur
Monday, Nov. 7, 6:30pm - 8:20pm | Sweeney Hall
Woelfel Events

Entrepreneurship defined! Trumpeter, educator, and entrepreneur Kevin Woelfel unpacked the framework for entrepreneurial success in the arts. Those who attended learned the e-ship essentials that would help them define what they had to offer, as well as how to attract fans and supporters.

Transforming Ideas into Opportunities
Tuesday, Nov. 8, 7:00pm - 8:20pm | Sweeney Hall

How can you turn your idea into a successful, career furthering project? PJ’s special fall guest Kevin Woelfel discussed his I’mART resource framework, offering a proactive approach to evaluating opportunities and managing a career.

Future Speak: Innovative Thinking for Musicians
Thursday, Nov. 10, 6:30pm - 8:20pm | Sweeney Hall
November Events

In an uncertain future, what’s the kind of thinking that will lead musical entrepreneurs to success? We joined Dr. Donald KuratkoDean Gwyn Richards, Professor Jeff Nelsen, and Professor Jorja Fleezanis for a powerful conversation on innovative thinking in the arts.

Navigating the Music Biz
Wednesday, Nov. 16, 8:00pm - 9:00pm | Sweeney Hall

Tenor and IU Opera Theater Guest Artist Ryan MacPherson discussed life in the music world, including professional expectations and communication etiquette.

b.y.o.BIO: Marketing ME
Friday, Nov. 18, 12:15pm - 2:00pm | MC036

Does your bio convey what’s distinctive about you and your artistry? We joined PJ coordinator Peter Thoresen for a writing workshop aimed at helping you craft an effective and dynamic bio. Peter also gave feedback to audience bio submissions.

Buzzworthy: Powering Your Online Presence
Friday, Dec. 2, 12:15pm - 2:00pm | MC036
Audition Success

How can you use web resources to power your musical career? Panelists Madalyn Parnas (violinist and JSoM student), Dmitri Vietze (CEO, rock paper scissors), and John Tafoya (professor of percussion) discussed how to develop a professional online presence and connect with members of the press.

Audition Success: Effective Preparation & Presentation
Friday Jan. 27, 12:15 - 2:00pm | MC036
Audition Success

How can YOU achieve audition success? It takes more than just practice! This workshop was designed to teach you the skills you need to put your best foot forward. A diverse panel of JSoM faculty members including Arthur FagenKathryn Lukas, and Kevin Murphy provided insights, strategies and tips about the audition process.

The Savvy Music Teacher
Sunday Feb. 5, 2:00 - 3:15pm | Sweeney Hall
Cutler Events

How much can private music teachers reasonably expect to earn? Project Jumpstart’s special guest David Cutler presented an economic blueprint for success, demonstrating a specific step-by-step plan for generating $50,000-90,000 a year. Attendees stuck around for a post-workshop networking session with David Cutler!

Webworthy: The Website Master Class
Sunday Feb. 5, 3:45 - 5:00pm | Sweeney Hall

Does your website have what it takes to attract fans, supporters, and customers? Project Jumpstart’s special guest David Cutler gave a website master class! Submissions of your site for critique were welcome. No website yet? No problem! This workshop was helpful for anyone interested in powering their existing or future web presence! 

Creating Demand for Your Music in ANY Environment
Monday Feb. 6, 12:15 - 2:00pm | MC036

Attendees joined Project Jumpstart’s special guest David Cutler for a compelling presentation on what it takes to establish yourself:

1) when there's lots of demand
2) within a competitive field, and
3) in environments where no demand currently exists.

This high impact workshop concluded with an exploration of new opportunities for 21st century musicians.

The Future College Music Professor
Monday Feb. 6, 6:30 - 8:30pm | M242

Project Jumpstart’s special guest David Cutler explored the university of the near future (it looks and operates quite differently than the 20th-century paradigm). We discussed what you need to do in order to land a coveted job in this profession. Although this event was geared towards doctoral music students, all JSoM students were welcome!

Singers: Doing the New York Thing
Saturday Feb. 18, 10:00am - 12:00pm | Sweeney Hall
Singers: Doing the NY Thing

Does your next step include a move to NYC? Curious about what it takes to get by as a singer in the Big Apple? Professors Mary Ann Hart, Heidi Grant Murphy, Bruce Neswick, and Robert Harrison offered a dynamic discussion on the singer's life in New York, from freelancing and gigging to auditioning and landing church jobs. We offered treats from Panera and plenty of discussion on creating opportunities for singers.

Getting Published 101
Monday Mar. 5, 12:20pm - 2:00pm | MC036
Getting Published 101

Are you on the road to publication? Back by popular demand, Project Jumpstart was pleased to present Getting Published 101. Phil Ford, Peter Miksza, Roman Ivanovitch, and doctoral candidate Kasia Bugaj gave tips and strategies on getting your scholarly works published. We also did some master class style work on submission letters.

Artistic Planning & the Future: Programming, Engagement & Identity 
Thursday Mar. 22, 8:00pm - 9:30pm | M340
Nytch Artistic Planning

The world of classical concert music is undergoing tremendous changes, and with these changes artistic planners must reexamine the role they play in their organizations. PJ’s special guest Jeffrey Nytch discussed how artistic planners of tomorrow must take an active role in shaping the identity of their groups, connecting with their audience, and creating a valued niche for themselves in their communities. Not just for conductors, this talk was for all artistic planners from chamber groups to educational ensembles to large professional orchestras.

Why Don’t We Riot Anymore?
Friday Mar. 23, 12:20pm - 2:00pm | MA405
Nytch Artistic Planning

We joined PJ’s special guest Jeffrey Nytch and IU guest conductor Kevin Noe (Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, Artistic Director) for a dynamic lecture and discussion on what we can do to bring the classical concert back into the American mainstream. Using the infamous riot at the premiere of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring as a point of reference, this provocative lecture explored how technology and changing audiences have marginalized traditional concert music.

Get Fearless with Jeff Nelsen: Fearless Performance in Music and Life 
Saturday Mar. 31, 10:15am - 12:00pm | Sweeney Hall
Get Fearless

Is there a difference between what you can do and what you actually do in performance situations? We live in a performance based society, and how we perform (on stage, in the practice room, in the hallways, and in relationships) determines our level of success and fulfillment. Project Jumpstart was thrilled to present Professor Jeff Nelsen (horn) in a Fearless Performance workshop that was not to be missed!

Singing in Europe: Nadine Weissmann 
Monday Apr. 2, 12:20pm - 02:00pm | MC036

Attention singers! Are you contemplating a career in Europe? Do you have questions about the audition process or current musical climate? Do you want to know how to make things happen for yourself there? Mezzo-soprano and JSoM alumna Nadine Weissmann facilitated a conversation on Fachs, houses, auditions, and more! Ms. Weissmann has drawn international attention, particularly as an interpreter of Wagner. That weekend, she received a Singing Hoosiers Distinguished Alumni Award, and she was eager to speak with JSoM singers while she was in town.

The Artist as Advocate 
Tuesday Apr. 10, 6:30pm - 8:15pm | MC036
The Artist as Advocate

What’s the role of an artist in society? How are the landscapes of our musical culture shifting? Where might there be opportunities, both here and abroad?

Attendees joined Project Jumpstart for a special evening event with IU guest conductor Scott Sandmeier, an American musician who has lived in Europe for many years. The discussion was aimed at better understanding some of the differences in American and European musical cultures, and to help to define your role as a musical contributor. Project Jumpstart provided dinner!

Show Me the Money! Finding, Writing, & Getting Grants 
Friday Apr. 13, 12:15pm - 02:00pm | MC036
Show Me the Money

Do you have an idea or project and need funding? Are you curious about the grant writing process? Project Jumpstart moderated a high-impact lunchtime workshop on the grant writing process. JSoM faculty members Carmen Helena Téllez, Kimberly Carballo, and Giovanni Zanovello were eager to share their strategies, tips, experiences! PJ provided Jimmy Johns!