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2013-14 Events

Josh Bell Meet and Greet
The JOSH BELL Meet & Greet
Thursday, Sept 16, 12-2pm
Musical Arts Center Lobby
Lunch will be provided for JSoM Students!

2012-13: Past Events

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Project Jumpstart Meet and Greet!
Tuesday, September 4 | 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM | MC 036

80% of jobs are secured through networking. Attendees got a jumpstart on expanding their contacts, met the Project Jumpstart team, enjoyed some Mother Bear's pizza, and entered to win door prizes!

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Singing and Auditioning in Europe
Friday, September 7 | 12:15 PM - 2:00 PM | MA B012
Singing and Auditioning in Europe

In this lunchtime workshop designed especially for vocalists, guest panelists Emilio Pons, Falko Hönisch, and Wolfgang Brendel shared insights on how to navigate a singing career in Europe.

View materials related to this workshop on our Past Events page.

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The State of the Orchestra
Monday, September 17 | 10:45 AM - 1:00 PM | MA B012
The State of the Orchestra

Atlanta. Indianapolis. San Antonio. Minnesota. St. Paul. Recent labor disputes have left everyone uneasy. Learn from those who have lived through it. From contract negotiations to unions, Stephen Wyrczynski, Jorja Fleezanis, and Edward Gazouleas discussed how to survive as a symphony musician.

View materials related to this workshop on our Past Events page.

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Professional Portfolio Boot Camp: Beginning the Job Hunt
Saturday, September 22 | 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM | Sweeney Hall (M 015)
Professional Portfolio Boot Camp

Phil Ponella, Peter Miksza, and Dominick DiOrio discussed the process and materials needed for finding musical work in any field. Participants received an overview of adapting professional materials to a particular opportunity, managing their online presence, and creating a dynamic portfolio that showcases their unique strengths.

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Audition Success
Saturday, October 6 | 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM | Sweeney Hall (M 015)
Professional Portfolio Boot Camp

This year's version of Project Jumpstart's popular Audition Success workshop featured professors David Effron, Jeff Nelsen and Arthur Fagen. The panel covered a diverse range of audition types, with topics ranging from effective preparation to audition practices and etiquette. Participants had a chance to ask their questions about the audition process.

View materials related to this workshop on our Past Events page.

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Applying to Graduate Schools
Monday, October 8 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM | M 340
Applying to Graduate Schools

Eric Isaacson, Gretchen Horlaacher, and Evelyne Brancart discussed the process of applying to graduate programs. Topics included how to select programs, gathering application materials, financial aid, a discussion of the application timeline, and a general list of dos and don'ts based on the panelists' experiences.

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Singing in Europe: Continuing the Conversation
Thursday, October 18 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Ford Hall
Singing in Europe: Continuing the Conversation

The conversation on singing and auditioning in Europe continued with Byron Knutson, Director of the Opera Studio at the Komische Oper Berlin. Earlier in the semester, we heard from other singers currently working in Europe. Now, we got an inside perspective from one who does the hiring. Particular emphasis was given to the audition process, with an extended question and answer session.

View materials related to this workshop on our Past Events page.

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Articulate Your Mission
Tuesday, October 23 | 6:45 PM - 9:00 PM | M 242
Articulate Your Mission

Karl Paulnack, Director of Music at Boston Conservatory, presented a workshop designed to help you articulate your life’s mission: what drives you, what fulfills you, and what makes you stand out. Whether writing a teaching philosophy or application essay, interviewing for a prized position, or simply distinguishing yourself from other musicians, defining yourself is the first--and most important--step to making a lasting impression.

View materials related to this workshop on our Past Events page.

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Finding a College Teaching Job
Saturday, October 27 | 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM | Sweeney Hall (M 015)
Finding a College Teaching Job

Professors Kyle Adams, Brian Horne, and Associate Dean Eugene O'Brien discussed the ins and outs of finding and applying for a teaching job in higher education. Attendees gained insight on the differing processes of academic or performance centered jobs, as well as how to impress the University’s administration.

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Finding Funds: Finding and Applying for Grants
Tuesday, November 13 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM | M 242
Finding Funds

A representative from the GradGrants Center guided participants through the process of finding and applying for grants. From locating opportunities and navigating funding databases to finalizing a proposal for submission, attendees left with an understanding of the grant writing process, reference materials for getting started, and a knowledge of where and how to begin the funding search. This workshop was designed to help performers, music historians, theorists, and educators achieve professional goals such as funding their studies, supporting their ensembles, defraying the cost of a professional recording, or saving for an overseas audition tour.

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Recording Basics
Saturday, January 26 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM | MA 454
Recording Basics

Professors Mark Hood and Konrad Strauss teamed up to discuss the techniques of creating professional recordings. From equipment and room set-up to microphone placement and digital editing, attendees learned how to save time and money by doing it themselves!

View materials related to this workshop on our Past Events page.

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Music Copyright and Licensing in the Digital Age
Tuesday, February 5 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM | MC 036
Music Copyright and Licensing
 

Both performers and academics struggle to navigate copyright in the digital age. Whether participants were interested in copyrighting their own creative output or in using copyrighted material for performances, recordings, research, or teaching, IU JSoM’s resident copyright lawyer, Naz Pantaloni, guided them through the process of legally performing, recording and distributing music.

View materials related to this workshop on our Past Events page.

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Creating a Website
Monday, February 11 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM | M373
Tuesday, February 12 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM | M373
Creating a Website

Want to make your own personal or professional website, but not sure where to begin? We compared and contrasted Weebly and Wordpress, two popular, simple, and inexpensive tools for website creation. We walked participants through the steps to establishing their own websites.

This interactive lab was offered in two identical sessions.

View materials related to this workshop on our Past Events page.

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Establishing a Private Studio
Saturday, February 16 | 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM | M 242

How do you establish a private studio in a saturated market? We spoke to several Bloomington-area teaching artists about recruiting students, creating a fee structure, and supporting yourself through sharing your art.

View materials related to this workshop on our Past Events page.

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Becoming Bulletproof: Overcoming Performance Anxiety
Wednesday, March 6 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Sweeney Hall
Noa Kageyama

This workshop taught musicians how to overcome stage fright, performance anxiety, and other blocks to peak performance. The specific mental skills participants developed will allow them to experience the satisfaction of performing up to your abilities – even when the lights are brightest. Wait, let me rephrase that. Especially when the lights are brightest. Dr. Noa Kageyama, an IU and Juilliard graduate, presented established principles, techniques, and psychological skills taken from the field of performance psychology.

View materials related to this workshop on our Past Events page.

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Creating the Bulletproof Musician
Thursday, March 7 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM | M 242

Dr. Noa Kageyama discussed the creation of his business, The Bulletproof Musician. From first idea to implementation, Dr. Kageyama spoke about the challenges and techniques that have turned his love of both performing and psychology into a successful business. From establishing an audience on the internet to building a successful web business, Dr. Kageyama detailed how to get started.

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Starting a Classical Revolution
Wednesday, March 20 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM | M 242
Singing in Europe: Continuing the Conversation

Classical Revolution is an international network of people dedicated to making classical music accessible to the public. Through playing classical music in non-traditional venues and performing music using non-traditional instruments, Classical Revolution is breaking down barriers by introducing underserved populations to this amazing art form. Mattie Kaiser, founder of Classical Revolution PDX, a Portland-based 501(c)(3), discussed how to create your own performance opportunities, develop a need in a community, interest stakeholders, and create a market where none previously existed. With a mission and a plan hailed by the New York Times, the Economist, the San Francisco Chronicle and others, this presentation was not to be missed.

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The Well-Advised Lunch Series, featuring Estelle Jorgensen
Thursday, March 28 | 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM | MU 011

The Well-Advised Lunch Series invites a limited number of students to casually dine with an IU faculty member or guest. This latest offering of Project Jumpstart seeks to encourage community and entrepreneurship throughout the School of Music. Unlike Project Jumpstart workshops, there is no established agenda. Instead, students are free to network and discuss whatever topic they and their host deem necessary. Estelle Jorgensen hosted the Well-Advised Lunch on Thursday, March 28 and spoke with students about her career and the future of music education.

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The Well-Advised Lunch Series, featuring Alex Kerr
Wednesday, April 10 | 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM | MU 011

The Well-Advised Lunch Series invites a limited number of students to casually dine with an IU faculty member or guest. This latest offering of Project Jumpstart seeks to encourage community and entrepreneurship throughout the School of Music. Unlike Project Jumpstart workshops, there is no established agenda. Instead, students are free to network and discuss whatever topic they and their host deem necessary. Violinist Alex Kerr hosted the Well-Advised Lunch Series on Wednesday, April 10.

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To Be (Or Not to Be) a 501(c)(3)
Wednesday, April 10 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM | M 242
Mattie Kaiser - Rescheduled

Mattie Kaiser, founder of Classical Revolution PDX, walked students through the steps of creating a non-profit. From a 501(c)(3) to fiscal sponsorship, Mattie discussed the challenges and opportunites inherent in non-profit options, and helped participants determine which was right for their non-profit idea. Attendees had the opportunity to brainstorm ideas for your venture, learn innovative ways to create a vast network of supporters, and ask questions of someone who has done it before!

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The Power of Music: Transforming Society, Business & Government
Saturday, April 13 | 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM | M 242
The Power of Music

Juan Antonio Cuellar is director of the Batuta National Foundation, a government initiative to enhance the appreciation, practice, and teaching of music in Colombia. He spoke on working with communities, businesses and governments in establishing music initiatives on a smaller scale. Attendees learned how to employ the support of differing organizations (often with their own conflicting interests), engage students outside of lessons, and promote arts education and funding regardless of federal arts support.

View materials related to this workshop on our Past Events page.

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The Well-Advised Lunch Series, featuring Gwyn Richards
Tuesday, April 23 | 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM | MU 011

The Well-Advised Lunch Series invites a limited number of students to casually dine with an IU faculty member or guest. This latest offering of Project Jumpstart seeks to encourage community and entrepreneurship throughout the School of Music. Unlike Project Jumpstart workshops, there is no established agenda. Instead, students are free to network and discuss whatever topic they and their host deem necessary. Dean Gwyn Richards hosted the Well-Advised Lunch on Tuesday, April 23.

Curious about what Project Jumpstart has offered in past years? Click on the links below!

Have an idea for a workshop or event? Comments or suggestions about previous events? E-mail us at jumpstar [at] indiana [dot] edu. We'd love to hear your thoughts!