Learn about the presented projects and the 4 winning teams!
This February, Project Jumpstart is exploring the theme of Innovation. Naturally, we’re featuring all the Innovation Competition winners and contestants as our February Entrepreneurs of the Month.
The 6th Annual JSoM Innovation Competition took place on February 2nd. Thirteen teams competed for a grand prize of $1,500. The competition was judged by Dr. Donald Kuratko, Jack M. Gill Chair of Entrepreneurship at the Kelley School of Business; Travis Brown, Senior Executive Assistant Dean, School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering; Pat East, CEO of Hanapin Marketing and Executive Director of The Mill; Robin Lasek, Director of Communications, Jacobs School of Music; and Alejandra Martinez, Winner of the 2018 JSoM Innovation Competition.
The Furioso Project (1st prize winner)
The Furioso Project consists of two main branches. The first is a musically focused curriculum targeting students in elementary and secondary classrooms. The curriculum involves a unique take on improvisation with a comedic twist. The second branch of the project is fully improvised musical-comedy performance by a vocal/piano duo, documented through Instagram.
The Tiny Dorm Concert Series (2nd prize winner)
The Tiny Dorm Concert Series uses music as a universal language and unitive force to bring musicians, students, and community members of diverse backgrounds together. Drawing inspiration from NPR’s Tiny Desk series, the concert series is held in a dorm room inside Briscoe Residence Hall showcasing diverse genres of music through high quality video and audio. The project incorporates students from various facets of the arts including, but not limited to, videographers, audio engineers, visual designers, editors, musicians, and promoters.
Audionexus (3rd prize winner)
An online platform designed to bridge the gap between creators, reviewers, and audiences, comprised of three components – a review and critique panel that allows creators to gain feedback reports and comments on their work, an editing platform that both creators and reviews can use to supplement their reports, and a social media component that allows both creators and audiences to organize into circles based on shared interest or function.
Bloomington Connect (3rd prize winners)
A month-long program emphasizing leadership and communication in the arts, focusing on community engagement in hospitals, retirement homes, and schools. Every spring, the program aims to bring the Bloomington community together through music and to create a lasting impact on all involved.
The Alexander: The Postural Alignment Assistant
A Postural Alignment Assistant that uses the Alexander Technique, which will revolutionize physical treatment for the injured musician. The Alexander is a software that uses motion-sensing technology, which can change the culture of the music world forever.
Anthology: a music series at the Monroe County Public Library, offering Jacobs students an opportunity to perform in a relaxed atmosphere. The goal of the series is to help foster interest and passion for music in people of all ages.
Classical Colors is a website and blog resource that inspires, educates, and supports black and Latino musicians. The goal is to inspire these musicians to pursue a career in classical music by presenting the cultural perspectives of black and Latino emerging professionals.
Classicophile is a social forum app and website duo that encourages the Bloomington community to explore their love for music outside the concert hall. Within both services, users can create a profile, participate in discussions, and save music to their personal streaming devices, all of which are designed to create an inviting and friendly experience.
The Empathy Project
A malleable, place-based music performance program that is designed to reawaken creative impulses of learners with limited access or outlets, such as incarcerated persons, court-involved youth, or students in underserved or alternative learning communities.
Giraffe House is a music collective that focuses on bridging the gap between the academic/classical music world and the popular music medium. The collective has released one album “Folding Chair Fathers” (April, 2018) and two singles “Leafy Greens” (October, 2018) and “Toxic” (December, 2018), in addition to two new releases, a single “Passengers” (February, 2019) and an album “Flat Rock Times” (March, 2019).
JSoM Concert App
The JSoM Concert App is an app that updates the IU community on upcoming events and concerts at the Jacobs School of Music.
An open-source, web-based composition software that provides young musicians with a computer-aided composition framework and interactive visual modules that do not require prior knowledge in music theory or notation. The mission of the project is to introduce music composition at a younger age with the help of computer-generated music visualization. Beyond personal use, Micrologus2 can serve as a tool for music teachers as well as a guide for music illiterates to become the authors of their own composition projects.
The Midwest Regional Chapter of The Lute Society of America
The Midwest Regional Chapter of The Lute Society of America provides local lutenists access to local funding, comradery, and new opportunities. The society will cultivating local growth through an increased public general awareness, relevant community outreach, and a connection to the local community.
PROJECT JUMPSTART THANKS ALL JUDGES AND CONTESTANTS WHO MADE THIS EDITION MEMORABLE!
Project Jumpstart partners with the Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the IU Kelley School of Business.