Grantee Spotlight: Empowering the Portfolio Musician

June 14, 2021 In: Ahead of the Beat, PRJC News, Sound Bits

The article abstract below was authored by David Kjar, Allegra Montanari, and Kerry Thomas, 2019 recipients of a Paul R. Judy Center for Innovation and Research grant.   Empowering the Portfolio Musician: Innovative Chamber Music Pedagogy for a 21st-century Artist David Kjar, Allegra Montanari and Kerry Thomas Chicago College of Performing Arts, Roosevelt University The […]

Disruption. Action. Change. Blog Rewind: Ashleigh Gordon

June 7, 2021 In: PRJC News, Sound Bits

Earlier this year, the Eastman School of Music’s Paul R. Judy Center for Innovation & Research, in collaboration with the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance’s EXCEL Lab, sponsored Disruption. Action. Change. Creating a More Just and Equitable Arts Ecosystem. As part of the series, our five featured guest wrote blog posts, to coincide […]

Forbes: 10 Ways to Inspire Your Team

June 1, 2021 In: Sound Bits

As we begin to emerge from the grips of the Pandemic, many arts organizations are shifting their focus from surviving the immediate challenges presented by the current situation to planning for a post-pandemic arts-landscape. One of the challenges arts organizations might face is fostering inspiration amongst team members after what has been such a challenging […]

Grantee Spotlight: Margaret Hinchliffe

May 17, 2021 In: Innovate. Music. Lead., PRJC News, Sound Bits

The article below was written by Margaret Hinchliffe, a 2020 Paul R. Judy Center for Innovation and Research Grant Recipient. A pianist, collaborator, and educator, Hinchliffe is passionate about storytelling through music. She has performed at Festivals including the Aspen Music Music Festival, the American Institute of Musical Studies (AIMS), Songfest, and Source Song Festival. Hinchliffe’s project, “How It’s […]

NY Phil: from Pickup Truck to Shipping Container

May 3, 2021 In: Sound Bits

In light of both the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and a performance hall closed for renovations, the New York Philharmonic continues to innovate and find ways to share music with the community beyond the traditional walls of a concert hall. Building off the success of their summer 2020 Bandwagon program (, which brought chamber music to […]

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