Career Tip: Know Your Role

December 13, 2017 In: Sound Bits

This may seem like common sense, but it is crucial to know your role when working with other people in an ensemble, an organization, a gig, etc.  There is almost always a hierarchy in a professional setting. Where do you fall in that hierarchy? This is really important, because you don’t want to overstep. Consider […]

Spotlight on Innovation: Peter Ferry Explores New Sounds and Audience Experiences in on|off

December 4, 2017 In: Ahead of the Beat

With the generous support of the Paul R. Judy Center for Applied Research at the Eastman School of Music, 2017 has been a critical period of development for on|off, an audience-collaborative work performed by the public on homemade musical synthesizers, developed by Peter Ferry (BM ‘13), video artist Xuan (BM ‘14) and composer Danny Clay. […]

Recommended: Creative Productivity Challenge via Facebook Live

November 29, 2017 In: Sound Bits

Next week, December 4-8, Angela Myles Beeching (author of Beyond Talent) will host a 5 day “Creative Productivity Challenge” on Facebook Live.  The daily 12pm eastern (9am pacific) sessions will be broadcast live on the NewMusicBox Facebook page. Here are the topics for each day: Day 1: Creative habits Day 2: Internal messaging Day 3: […]

What Are You Thankful For? Here’s a Thanksgiving Challenge!

November 14, 2017 In: Sound Bits

With Thanksgiving around the corner, we at the PRJ Center want to say that WE ARE THANKFUL FOR YOU! We are thankful that you read our posts, our stories, our thoughts and we hope that they are helpful to you.  (If you ever want to suggest a topic, write a post for us, or give […]

Q+A with Grammy-Winning Third Coast Percussion

November 8, 2017 In: Sound Bits

In the first issue of INNOVATE. MUSIC. LEAD., a new magazine published by the Paul R. Judy Center for Innovation and Research, we talked with Third Coast Percussion about their Grammy win, their plans for the future, and their advice for younger musicians.  Below is a excerpt from the Q&A. Click here to read the […]

Announcing Eight New Grant Recipients – Paul R. Judy Center Grants

October 25, 2017 In: PRJC News

Research studies, cutting edge performances, and impactful outreach initiatives in North America receive funding The Paul R. Judy Center for Innovation and Research, a division of the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music, has announced eight grant recipients for its Fall 2017 cycle. The projects were selected out of ninety proposals received from throughout […]

Eastman Launches M.A. Degree in Music Leadership

October 11, 2017 In: PRJC News

Eastman’s Master of Arts in Music Leadership Degree will prepare the next generation of musical leaders to recognize and capitalize on new organizational modes and behaviors in the quickly evolving marketplace of the musical arts, while building a foundation of business leadership and entrepreneurial skills that will serve and enhance the profession. A combination of […]

4 Keys to Creative Problem Solving

October 4, 2017 In: Sound Bits

We often hear about the importance of creative problem solving – coming up with creative and innovative solutions to challenges large and small. But how does one do this? How do we think creatively and summon forth ideas that can transform challenges into opportunities? Hear are four thoughts: Dream Big Don’t limit your ideas or […]

Recommended: Philip Glass on His Career and Life

September 26, 2017 In: Sound Bits

A few years ago I attended a talk by Philip Glass and I remember him speaking about the difficulties of breaking into the music business as a young musician.  He said that it’s like showing up to a dinner party and all the seats are full. What do you do?  His answer: build your own […]

There is Still Time to Apply for Grants! Proposals Due October 1, 2017

September 19, 2017 In: PRJC News, Sound Bits

The deadline is approaching, but there is still time to apply for The Eastman School of Music’s Paul R. Judy Center for Innovation and Research Grant Program. Proposals are due October 1, 2017.  Click here for more information and to apply! The grant program provides funding for research and projects related to the topic of innovative […]