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5 New Grant Proposals Awarded Funding

November 6, 2019 In: PRJC News

The Paul R. Judy Center for Innovation and Research is pleased to announce five new projects that have been awarded funding through the PRJC Grant Program. The grant committee received a wealth of excellent proposals for innovative projects and research surrounding the topic of innovative ensembles. Here are the projects that have been awarded funding […]

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Does Your Musician Bio Need Help? We’ve Got You Covered!

October 23, 2019 In: Sound Bits

When is the last time you updated your bio? If we are honest, it probably has outdated information, doesn’t have the catchiest opening, and could be more enjoyable to read. If your bio needs a refresh, we’ve compiled a list of resources to help! Need some inspiration and examples? Here are 9 classical musician bios […]

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Operatic Ethnography and The Industry’s Sweet Land

October 8, 2019 In: Ahead of the Beat

The article below was written by Megan Steigerwald Ille, a 2018 Paul R. Judy Center Grantee.  What does it mean to perform opera outside of the opera house? This question has driven my research and writing in opera studies since 2015. To answer this question, I have relied on methods familiar to traditional musicology, such as […]

10 Things Orchestras (Or Really Any Ensemble) Should Take Note Of

September 25, 2019 In: Sound Bits

Aubrey Bergauer recently stepped down from the position of Executive Director of the California Symphony to serve as an adviser to arts organizations. In our opinion, she is someone to watch and listen to, and in this recent article, she offers a “Top 10 check list” for orchestras to consider. Spoiler alert: it’s not all […]

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Creative Uses of Social Media

September 18, 2019 In: Sound Bits

Social media offers musicians a number of tools that can be used to promote our careers, build our audiences, and interact with our communities. But is there opportunity to be creative in HOW social media is used? ABSOLUTELY. Consider these three quick examples: The Big Trouble, a trio of two percussionists and a vocalist decided […]

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