Spotlight on Innovation: The Big Trouble

October 15, 2018 In: Ahead of the Beat

The following post was written by Drew Worden and Ivan Trevino, members of the group The Big Trouble. Hey everyone, it’s Drew and Ivan. We started a band called The Big Trouble and wanted to share a few things we’ve learned after our first year working together. In 2017, we were awarded a $15,000 Arts […]

Finance Resources for Musicians

October 10, 2018 In: Sound Bits

We recently came across a great blog, FinanceForMusicians.com, which has a number of helpful posts for musicians: Estimated Tax Payments for Musicians Information on the New 20% Pass Through Deduction for Musicians: here and here Starting a Profitable Music Studio  and more… FinanceForMusicians.com is written by Scott Stratton, a professional trombonist based in Dallas, TX, […]

Building Multi-Layered Collaborations in Contemporary Music

October 1, 2018 In: Ahead of the Beat

The following post was written by Austin Wulliman, violinist in the JACK Quartet, who was awarded a 2018 Paul R. Judy Center Grant.  This August, JACK took the stage on the TIME SPANS Festival in New York City alongside the technicians and producers of the incredible SWR Experimentalstudio Freiburg to present a concert of music […]

Interrupting Disruption: Reinventing Classical Music for the 21st Century

September 24, 2018 In: Ahead of the Beat

The following post was written by Belinda Ho, a violinist and music entrepreneur based in Miami, FL. Explore her projects at www.babybstrings.com and www.musicalfairytales.com. In recent decades, the music industry has experienced total disruption. Surveys by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) show that between 2008 and 2012, audience attendance declined for traditional art forms (theatre, classical […]

Music Ensembles and Sustainability: Part 2

September 19, 2018 In: Sound Bits

In part 1 of this series, we asked the question, “do you want this ensemble to be sustainable?” In part 2, let’s look at obstacles to sustainability. In reality, there can be a lot of obstacles to sustainability – competition, personnel, funding, management, and the list goes on. Let’s focus on just one – the […]

Music Ensembles and Sustainability: Part 1

September 12, 2018 In: Sound Bits

This month, we are beginning a three part series on the topic of music ensembles and sustainability. What do we mean by that? Well, there are many music ensembles that are started, often while we are students, or shortly after leaving school. These ensembles help us gain critical experience, learn new skills, and build a […]

Grant Proposals Due October 1st! Here Are Some Tips To Get You Ready.

September 5, 2018 In: PRJC News, Sound Bits

We are looking forward to reviewing grant proposals that come in for the October 1, 2018 deadline! Are you thinking about applying? Currently working hard on your proposal? There is a great article by Rachel Roberts in Issue 3 of INNOVATE. MUSIC. LEAD. Magazine with 5 strategies to consider as you write a grant proposal. […]

5 Tips for Thriving in Your Work This Fall

August 29, 2018 In: Sound Bits

Whether you are a music teacher, a student, a professional performer, an ensemble leader, or something else, chances are you are gearing up for a busy (and hopefully exciting!) fall. Here are a few tips to help you thrive in this upcoming season: Take it one day at at a time.  It’s easy to become […]

Now Available – Issue 3 of INNOVATE. MUSIC. LEAD. Magazine

August 22, 2018 In: PRJC News, Sound Bits

Issue 3 of INNOVATE. MUSIC. LEAD. Magazine contains: Writing a Grant? 5 Strategies to Consider by Rachel Roberts An 8-Step Guide to Creating Your Next Music Project by Maria Finkelmeier A Conversation with Rachel Roberts, Associate Professor of Music Leadership and Graduate Degree Program Director, Eastman School of Music’s Institute for Music Leadership And more! […]

Innovate. Music. Lead. Magazine Issue 3

August 20, 2018 In: 2018, Innovate. Music. Lead.

Issue 3 features an article on grant writing, an 8-step guide to creating your next music project, and an interview with Rachel Roberts, Associate Professor of Music Leadership and Graduate Degree Program Director at the Eastman School of Music’s Institute for Music Leadership.