Eastman + Paul R. Judy Center for Applied Research, 2013
Philanthropist Paul R. Judy made a $1 million commitment to establish the Paul R. Judy Center for Applied Research. The PRJ Center’s research and programming emphasizes the 21st century evolution of the innovative ensemble, influenced by both the symphony orchestra and the chamber music traditions, with a focus on creative, artist-centered ensembles that reflect new models of artistic innovation, organizational relationships, and operational sustainability.
The Paul R. Judy Center encourages scholars to engage in a new field of research, one that focuses on innovative ensembles, their business models, and their impact on contemporary culture. This research will provide the basis for new courses and experiential learning opportunities for young musicians. The Paul R. Judy Center also serves as an incubator for emergent innovative ensembles.