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Developing an “Impact” Mindset

February 17, 2020 In: Sound Bits

In this role, we constantly reflect on the meaning and relationship between innovation and impact. More specifically, what is the impact of the work that we—twenty-first century artists and ensembles—do on the world around us. In our opinion, impact can be viewed as the greatest gauge or measure of innovation. This focus on impact reminded […]

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Innovation: Risks and Rewards

February 10, 2020 In: Sound Bits

At the core of the Paul R. Judy Center for Innovation and Research is a focus on the 21st Century evolution of the innovative ensemble, with a focus on creative, artist-centered ensembles that reflect new models of artistic innovation, organizational relationships, and operational sustainability. This mission requires us to continually reflect on the meaning, purpose, […]

PRJC Grant Program Deadline Approaching (ESM Applicants)

February 3, 2020 In: PRJC News, Sound Bits

The Paul R. Judy Center for Innovation and Research is a division of the Institute for Music Leadership at the Eastman School of Music. The 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 […]

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#bthvn2020 or #BANbthvn

January 27, 2020 In: Sound Bits

This past December, the music world celebrated the 250th anniversary of Ludwig Van Beethoven’s birth. The year-long celebration of “Beethoven@250” runs the gamut, including multiple high-profile orchestras performing all of the symphonies, numerous stagings of Fidelio, complete performances of the piano sonatas, museum exhibitions, an augmented reality tour of Vienna, and, of course, the hashtag […]

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Yo-Yo Ma: “It’s Never Art for Art’s Sake”

January 20, 2020 In: Sound Bits

In a March 2019 talk given at Harvard University, Yo-You Ma asserted: It’s Never Art for Art’s sake, because even if I do it for myself in my head, I have an ideal. I’m actually trying to take something — a construct, a concept, a theory — and then I want to make it visible. […]

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