In a recent article on Forbes.com, Christina Wallace interviews Elevate Ensemble’s founder Chad Goodman about the innovative ideas that the ensemble has explored in San Francisco. Read the article here.
Join us in Rochester, NY for a one-day conference organized by the Eastman School of Music’s Paul R. Judy Center for Applied Research! The title of the conference is INNOVATE. LEAD. MUSIC. and the day will focus on examining creativity, leadership, and vibrancy in today’s most innovative ensembles and organizations. Registration will open in July, and the […]
I would say it is crucial. When most people think of classical musicians – orchestra players, opera singers, chamber ensembles, etc. – they probably don’t think of improvising as a skill that these musicians need on a daily basis. However, in today’s musical world where many musicians are pursuing multiple paths and even creating their […]
The Paul R. Judy Center for Applied Research at the Eastman School of Music recently held its second annual call for grant proposals for projects relating to the concept of innovative ensembles. This year, fifty-eight proposals from individuals and groups were submitted for consideration. Below is a list of projects that have been awarded funds through the […]
We are excited to announce that our next Paul R. Judy Center Conference will be an exciting one day event held in Rochester, NY at the Eastman School of Music! Save the date – October 8, 2016. The event will feature a keynote lecture, two panels, a concert, and a networking reception. More details will […]
By nature, a composer’s work exists outside the bounds of human time. Works are remembered for centuries and, eventually, millennia, but the feedback loop varies greatly; it often takes years or generations for a composer’s work to receive deserved recognition. For performers, the feedback loop is immediate—sometimes rewarding, sometimes disappointing, always providing an opportunity for […]
I remember when I was younger, sitting in a movie theater and watching everyone in the theater stare ahead in the same direction at a black screen. I thought to myself, “why isn’t someone capitalizing on this opportunity and putting some advertising in front of this audience?” Not surprisingly, pre-show entertainment in movie theaters soon started greeting movie goers as they arrived early in the movie theater. Pre-show entertainment now includes advertising, commercials, trivia, and even short films.
In an age when we want to have “behind the scenes” access to everything, audiences at concerts don’t want artists to simply walk on stage, play music, bow, and leave. They want to hear from you – they want to hear something, anything, about why you love this music, where it came from, how there […]
You can find conflicting reports online about this, but it seems YouTube is likely the second most frequently used search engine behind Google. (Check out this article) So, if you want people to know what you are doing and why it is so great, they better be able to find out about it on YouTube. […]