Eastman’s Institute for Music Leadership Co-Sponsors Virtual Visionaries Series

May 22, 2020 In: PRJC News, Sound Bits

The Eastman School of Music’s Institute for Music Leadership, in collaboration with the Paul R. Judy Center for Innovation & Research, is proud to announce a new collaboration with the University of Michigan EXCEL Lab. Announcing Virtual Visionaries Are you curious about how artists build freelance careers? Or wondering how they develop arts organizations from […]

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The New Reality: Instrumental Ensembles

May 18, 2020 In: Sound Bits

As the 2019-20 academic year and ensemble seasons come to a close, many institutions find themselves looking ahead to their 2020-21 season and understanding the challenging reality of living, teaching, and performing in the age of COVID-19. While governments across the world begin to ease stay-at-home orders, much uncertainty remains surrounding the risks and effective […]

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Shifting the Paradigm: Reflections on Contingency Planning

May 11, 2020 In: Sound Bits

As Music Director for a high-school summer music program in Massachusetts, “contingency planning” typically means having a wide variety of repertoire ready for the start of the festival in order to best meet the needs of our students. With an outdoor rehearsal and performance space, our most challenging contingency planning during my nine-year tenure as […]

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Shifting the Paradigm: Concerts in the age of COVID-19?

May 4, 2020 In: Sound Bits

This past week,  Zach Finkelstein published an interesting article detailing what a socially-distanced concert hall might look like, physically and financially, in the age of COVID-19. While reading the article (and frantically mapping my college’s concert halls in my mind), I came across a link to a video of a recent performance by the Czech Philharmonic. The […]

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Shifting the Paradigm: Core Values

April 27, 2020 In: Sound Bits

Over the last two weeks, I’ve participated in an eclectic mix of ZOOM sessions: a career counseling session with college students, a fall-2020 brainstorming session with a cohort of collegiate wind-band conductors, faculty meetings and a town-hall style session with college leadership, a session focused on leadership development for undergraduate students, and a summer festival […]

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