“We knew we wanted to put on concerts that we would want to go to. . . . We also wanted to see ourselves. As a women-led organization, we didn’t see ourselves on stage in traditional concert programming.” -Dana Hotle“Our approach is truly hyper-local. . . . We really try to promote the composers we work with—it’s important… Read more »
Entries by Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development
Winners of the 2023 Innovation Competition!
We are thrilled to announce that our Entrepreneurs of the Month for February 2023 are the winners of the 10th Annual Jacobs School of Music Innovation Competition. The OECD has been bustling with activities the past few weeks in preparation for our big event which took place last Saturday, February 4. With a record number… Read more »
January Entrepreneur of the Month: Avi Stein
“It is important to make sure you regularly do what gives you true meaning, what made you want to be a musician. . . .It is essential to make sure that you do something that is your personal ideal in some way on a regular basis, even if that’s just a little free concert for… Read more »
October Entrepreneur of the Month: “What Is Opera, Anyway?”
“One of the things that I think gets in a lot of people’s way is feeling like you’re not ready or old enough or established enough to do these things. But chances are if you’re really passionate about your idea, and you have the skill set to do them, and you’re qualified to do it,… Read more »
Aisha Ahmad-Post is our Entrepreneur of the Month
Innovative Ideas from the JSoM Community “The big question is why? What is the value of art? And who gets to make those cultural decisions?” This month we are featuring Jacobs School of Music alumna Aisha Ahmad-Post, who is now Executive Director of the Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts at the… Read more »
Celebrating Composer Leigha Amick
As we finish out the final days of March, we are very pleased to announce our Entrepreneur of the Month: Leigha Amick! Leigha is a composer and JSoM alumna who draws inspiration from nature, mathematics, and stories. Her compositions have been performed by ensembles including the Boulder Philharmonic, the Orlando Philharmonic, the Indiana University New… Read more »
Celebrating Black Entrepreneurs
In celebration of Black History Month, we are featuring several young talented Black Jacobs School of Music alumni as our collective Entrepreneurs of The Month, each of whom offers a unique perspective on what it means to cultivate an engaging and dynamic career in the arts. Keep reading to hear what these amazing artists have… Read more »
Interlochen Employment Opportunities!
Digital Content Manager for Classical IPR. This is a full-time year-round position and a new role. They’re looking for someone who’s knowledgeable about music and social media and has some audio and/or video editing experience. Here’s the link to the posting. Summer Intern (mid May to early August but the dates can flex for the… Read more »
2022 Innovation Competition Winners Announced!
This past Saturday, February 5, the Project Jumpstart team hosted the 9th annual Innovation Competition in partnership with the Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Kelley School of Business. Learn about these amazing projects! THE WINNERS Walker Smith MAESTRO MOLECULES – 1st Place, $3,000 What does a molecule sound like? While this may seem… Read more »
Entrepreneur of the Month: NEW MORSE CODE!
“We’re excited to learn how we can all take action to create a culture of collaboration and empathy around, solving the larger issues facing our society.” —Michael Compitello October Entrepreneurs of the Month are the members of New Morse Code, Hannah Collins and Michael Compitello! This cello-percussion duo is an inspiring example of how today’s… Read more »