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Winners and Runner-Up of the
2017 Innovation Competition

Winners Congratulations to the winners of this year's Project Jumpstart Innovation Competition, Erik Franklin and Kylie Stultz-Dessent!

Erik and Kylie, both doctoral clarinet students (top), won the competition with The Indiana Clarinet Experience (ICE), an affordable, weeklong summer institute in Brown County that fosters active listening, postive interpersonal interactions, and creativity -- skills that cultivate well-rounded, open-minded, and thoughtful young musicians.

June Lee (bottom), a Masters student in Jazz piano, earned second place with "Transcribe and Tell," a YouTube channel that unlocks the mysteries of the music of contemporary artists by transcribing, analyzing, and creating accessible educational material.

"We are thrilled to have the opportunity to be a part of Project Jumpstart's Innovation Competition! This was a wonderful opportunity to share our idea and connect with mentors and new friends to help us along the way. We look forward to continuing to grow the camp for Hoosier music students throughout the state."

- Erik Franklin and Kylie Stultz-Dessent, 2017 Innovation Competition Winners


The competition final round was hosted by the Kelley School's Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. The judges were Lynn Coyne (President of the Bloomington Economic Development Corporation), Stephen Johnson (Winner of the 2016 Innovation Competition), Dr. Donald Kuratko (Jack M. Gill Chair of Entrepreneurship at the Kelley School of Business, Executive and Academic Director of the Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation), Melissa Dickson (Director of Development at the Jacobs School of Music), Monika Herzig (SPEA Senior Lecturer and renowned jazz musician), and Greg Sandow (composer, influencer, educator and blogger).


From left to right: Lynn Coyne, Melissa Dickson, Stephen Johnson, Monika Herzig, Donald Kuratko, and Greg Sandow


Kudos to the additional four participants who presented their very impressive ideas!

CMDE Craig Michael Davis - Breaking the Fourth Wall

Breaking the Fourth Wall is an outreach extension of the Craig Michael Davis Ensemble that brings new classical music into unconventional spaces. This year they have commissioned and will be premiering these new works in a marathon concert at the College Mall in Bloomington, Indiana.
Dal Segno Maggie Yoder and Alex Otto - Dal Segno

Dal Segno is a group of health professionals who restore the musical potential of individuals through healing, rehabilitating, and preventing injuries to meet the unique needs of the musicians in our community.
Chamber Esteban Hernandez Parra, Amelia Lopez, and Marika Yasuda - The Music Chamber Community Project

The Music Chamber Community seeks to use chamber music as a tool to create a sense of community by involving students and mentors in a respectful, creative, and collaborative environment where everyone has the opportunity to learn and teach.
Translucent Mirrors Matthew Recio - Translucent Mirrors

Translucent Mirrors is a new music consort that will create a means for human narrative to be explored through the music of past and present, and through multi-media collaboration. Additionally, the ensemble provides outreach to schools of all levels as well as traditional and non-traditional performing venues.

JCEIProject Partner: The Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the Kelley School of Business offers one of the most comprehensive entrepreneurship curriculums in the world, with nationally-ranked academic programs that a wide range of real-world entrepreneurial experiences through cross-campus initiatives with university departments and involvement with the business community.

Jacobs School of Music - Living Music
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