Forbes: Meet An Entrepreneur Bringing Innovation To Classical Music

June 20, 2016 In: Ahead of the Beat

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. 

Announcing the Full Schedule and Guest Speakers! Paul R. Judy Center Conference – October 8, 2016

In: PRJC News

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 […]

How Important is Improvisation for Classical Musicians?

How Important is Improvisation for Classical Musicians?

March 24, 2016 In: Sound Bits

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 […]

5 Great Website Tips for Classical Musicians

5 Great Website Tips for Classical Musicians

March 18, 2016 In: Sound Bits

Whether you are about to build a website, or thinking about how to take your site to the next level, check out this great article by Josep Molina geared specifically towards classical musician websites.

2015 Paul R. Judy Center Grants: Awards to Support 9 Projects

2015 Paul R. Judy Center Grants: Awards to Support 9 Projects

March 10, 2016 In: PRJC News

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 […]

Save the Date! PRJ Center One Day Conference October 8, 2016 in Rochester, NY!

Save the Date! PRJ Center One Day Conference October 8, 2016 in Rochester, NY!

In: PRJC News

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 […]

DigitICE: Opening Access, Historical Records, and Performance Practice through Documentation

DigitICE: Opening Access, Historical Records, and Performance Practice through Documentation

March 9, 2016 In: Ahead of the Beat

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 […]

Pre-Show Entertainment at Concerts? | Paul R. Judy Center for Applied Research

Pre-Show Entertainment at Concerts?

March 4, 2016 In: Sound Bits

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.

3 Tips for Speaking with Audiences | Paul R. Judy Center for Applied Research

3 Tips for Speaking with Audiences

In: Sound Bits

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 […]

Why You Need to Have a Presence on YouTube | Paul R. Judy Center for Applied Research

Why You Need to Have a Presence on YouTube

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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.  […]