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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.

Contact us at jumpstar@indiana.edu. We’re happy to hear from you!

A reminder for Jacobs School of Music students who are on campus this summer:

Summer is a great time to work on your long-term projects such as career exploration, job and internship search strategies, resume and cv writing, portfolio development, website development, and interview strategies. If you have questions, feel free to contact the Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development by sending an email to: jsomoecd@indiana.edu!

Also, the summer weeks will include a number of well-advised lunches with distinguished guests, workshops on career and music-entrepreneurship topics and more.

Keep in touch with all of the exciting things happening with Project Jumpstart by following us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

Jumpstart Entrepreneurs of The Month:

Young Jazz Innovators!

Jazz InnovatorsCongratulations to Rahsaan Barber, Benny Reid, Ashley Summers, Michael Burton, Zach Lupidus, Matt Mitchell, Josh Johnson, and Lance Tolbert!

In honor of the 2016 Jazz Celebration, Project Jumpstart is features eight young Jacobs jazz alumni as our April Entrepreneurs of the Month. Aside from being remarkable musicians in their own right, these artists have paved their own way in the jazz world through entrepreneurial and innovative action.

This edition has been produced in partnership wtih Kaitlyn Williams and Kathryn Sherman, two undergraduate jazz voice majors at the Jacobs School of Music.