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The Jacobs School is grateful for support and assistance from The Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the Kelley School of Business.

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Project Jumpstart

Project Jumpstart empowers, facilitates, and supports entrepreneurial, innovative thought and action among Jacobs School of Music students as they prepare for a meaningful life in the arts.

We strive to be a leading catalyst of entrepreneurial, innovative action through presentations, workshops, discussions, networking events, conferences and publications. Central to these initiatives are partnerships with student groups and ensembles, Jacobs School departments, the IU Bloomington community, as well as organizations and creative individuals in the City of Bloomington and beyond.

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Cellist, Chamber Musician, Entrepreneur and Educator

Hilary Glen

This month, Project Jumpstart interviews Hilary Glen, Jacobs School alumna, principal cellist with the New World Symphony, and recently an innovative producer!

Glen is a multi-facetted musician who has been known to perform in a variety of venues, whether it be at the New World Symphony, the mountainsides of the Italian Alps, the Rochester Jazz Festival and local coffee shops. She has collaborated with countless legendary figures in the industry, including Gil Shaham, Yefim Bronfman and John Adams.

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2017 Innovation Competition Winners!

This year's Innovation Competition was nothing short of spectacular. We were absolutely blown away by the entreprenurial thinking of the contestants. A special congratulations to our winners, Erik Franklin and Kylie Stultz Dessent and their project "The Indiana Clarinet Experience" and runner-up, June Lee and his project "Transcribe and Tell". To learn more about their projects as well as the projects of the other contestants, check out our press release! Also, none of this would have been possible without the help of our extrordinary judging panel- Dr. Donald Kuratko, Greg Sandow, Melissa Dickson, Stephen Johnson, Lynn Coyne, and Monika Herzig.