Institute for Music Leadership
Special events

The Institute for Music Leadership is pleased to announce several exciting events scheduled for 2016-2017. These are opportunities to learn from and network with professionals and musicians who are making a unique impact in the musical world. Open to Eastman students, faculty and staff.

 

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2016-2017 PAST Events

 


Irvine Arditti

CAREER CONVERSATIONS
WITH IRVINE ARDITTI

Monday, March 6, 2017 – 6:00pm–7:00pm
ESM 209

Registration Encouraged - Limited Seating
The Eastman community is invited to join Irvine Arditti in a discussion of his career and recording history. As the founder and first violinist of the Arditti Quartet, Mr. Arditti has recorded over 200 albums with his quartet and has worked side-by-side with highly influential composers in contemporary music. As a soloist, he has premiered an extensive collection of large-scale solo works written especially for him. Beyond the Arditti Quartet, Mr. Arditti has also appeared with various distinguished orchestras and ensembles including the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, Schoenberg Ensemble, and the London Symphony Orchestra, where he became its co-concertmaster at age 25.

 

Roomful of Teeth

Q & A WITH MEMBERS OF
ROOMFUL OF TEETH

Monday, February 27, 2017 – 5:00pm–6:00pm
Ciminelli Lounge (Student Living Center)

Registration Encouraged - Limited Seating
Roomful of Teeth is a GRAMMY-winning vocal project dedicated to reimagining the expressive potential of the human voice. Lauded by the New York Times for their "high energy blend of stylistic influences" and called "genre-bending" by Boston Classical Review, Roomful of Teeth performs music by "some of the most exciting composers of the 21st century" (NPR), including their very own Pulitzer Prize winning member, Caroline Shaw. The eight-voice ensemble continually expands its vocabulary of singing techniques and, through an ongoing commissioning process, forges a new repertoire without borders. Eastman students, faculty, and staff are invited to learn more about the approach leading to their rapid success since being founded in 2009, their incorporation of diverse musical cultures and styles, as well as what it takes to sustain an innovative internationally touring professional ensemble.

 

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ANN CECERE
THE BUSINESS SIDE OF COMPOSING
FOR FILM, TV, AND VIDEO GAMES

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 – 11:30am–12:30pm
Ray Wright Room (ESM 120)

Registration Encouraged (Register Here)
Learn about what it takes to be successful as a composer of music for film, television, and video games from someone in the business. Anne Cecere is the Senior Director of Film, TV, & Visual Medial Relations at Broadcast Music Inc (BMI). Nominated for Billboard Magazine's "40 Power Players under 40," her current duties include signing new songwriters, composers, and publishers. Cecere is frequently sought out to speak as an authority on the craft and culture of the entertainment industry. Cecere created the current Business of Music curriculum used at California State University—Fullerton, where she also teaches. She has been featured in Billboard Magazine, Electronic Musician Magazine, Music Connection, Hot Press, The Score, and the Wall Street Journal.


MEET WITH ANN CECERE
ASK YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT
THE FILM, TV, AND VIDEO GAMES INDUSTRY

Thursday, February 2, 2017 – 11:00am–12:30pm
Institute for Music Leadership (Miller Center)

Registration Required (free) - please register here
Eastman students will also have the unique free opportunity to set up 15 minute appointments with Ann Cecere to ask their questions about the film, TV, and video game industry.

 

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BILL HUNT
TAX PRO FOR A DAY

Friday, January 20, 2017 – 10:00am to 1:30pm
Institute for Music Leadership Suite

Registration required (free) - please register here
Eastman students are invited to sign up for 15-minute appointments to speak with a knowledgeable tax pro and musician. These meetings are for advice only (not for tax prep assistance). Bill Hunt has been a professional tax preparer since 1995, having worked for H&R Block for 10 years before opening a private tax preparation and accounting practice. In addition to earning his MBA from the UR Simon School of Business Administration, Mr. Hunt is also an IRS Enrolled Agent. As a musician, he holds music degrees from the University of Cincinnati and University of Michigan; his background as a professional violinist has enabled a specialization in musicians' tax returns.

 

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LAURA BARRON
THE ABC'S OF ARTS-BASED COMMUNITY
DEVELOPMENT

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 – 7:00pm
ESM 320

Registration required (free) - please register here
Laura Barron's 30-year career as a flutist has taken her from New Zealand to the Yukon, and from solo appearances with the Boston Symphony to Carnegie Hall. A former flute professor at the Universities of Oregon, Wisconsin, and Northern Arizona, Laura now runs the arts-based community development non-profit, Instruments of Change, in Vancouver, BC. Her radical professional shift from performer to community arts facilitator has enabled Laura to help audiences find their own voices, as creators and not just witnesses of great art. She believes classical musicians can harness skills to broaden their reach and impact the greater communy tithrough arts engagement. By building on these strengths, musicians and artists can evolve their gifts in the service of a wide variety of facilitated arts activities appropriate for a general population.

 

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Meet with the Creators of
Don't Blame Anyone

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 1:35 pm
OSL 101

Registration encouraged - walk-ins welcome
Hear from the creators of Don't Blame Anyone about this exciting collaboration and learn about the work that went into producing the world premiere. Don't Blame Anyone is a new multimedia opera combining music, puppetry, dance, and theatre. Composed by Eastman School professors Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez and Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon, choreography/stage production by Darren Stevenson of PUSH Physical Theatre, and puppets by the Mexican Company La Coperacha.

 

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PHIL HURWITZ
ATTORNEY IN RESIDENCE

Friday, November 4, 2016 – 10:30am to 2:30pm
Institute for Music Leadership suite

Registration required (free) - please register here
Eastman students will have the unique free opportunity to set up short appointments with a knowledgeable attorney to discuss questions of entertainment law such as contracts, not-for-profits, and other legal matters that arise as musicians. Phil Hurwitz holds a J.D. from St. John¹s University School of Law, and is a sole practicing attorney. His focus is on entertainment law, particularly in the area of the music business. Hurwitz is a member of the New York State Bar Association, Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law Section, and a volunteer attorney with the Volunteer Legal Services Program (VLSP), providing pro-bono legal services to those in need.

 

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Members of Break of Reality
Artist Management & Essential
Choices for New Ensembles

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 7:30pm
Messinger 1 (Fish Bowl)

Registration available (free) - walk-ins welcome
Please join us for a discussion of professional management v. self-management and an exploration of the essential business, organizational, and operational skills necessary for starting and sustaining an ensemble. Formed at Eastman in 2003, Break of Reality is alt-classical chamber ensemble that released four albums and has seen considerable success through its innovative cello rock focus. The ensemble maintains an active touring schedule and its members work with emerging musicians to develop the practical skills necessary for the business side of music.

 

PRJC

Paul R. Judy Center for Applied Research Conference
Innovate. Lead. Music.

Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Sproull Atrium, Miller Center

Registration required - click for more info
Open to the Eastman community and anyone else who is interested in attending.

 

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MARIA FINKELMEIER
BUILDING CREATIVE MUSIC PROJECTS

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 – 11:35am
Ray Wright Room (ESM 120)

Registration available (free) - walk-ins welcome
Named a "one-woman dynamo" by The Boston Globe, Maria Finkelmeier is a percussionist, educator, and arts entrepreneur based in Boston, Massachusetts. Maria recently founded the nonprofit organization, Kadence Arts, devoted to incubating artistic projects, curating performances, and engaging local communities through music making. She also recently served as the program manager of the Entrepreneurial Musicianship Department at New England Conservatory. A nuanced interpreter and creator of new music, Maria is co-founder of the artist collective, Masary Studios. As a collaborator and composer, Maria has been commissioned to create works for the Boston Center for the Arts, TEDx Cambridge, Illuminus Boston, ArtWeek Boston, Ensemble Evolution, and the Outside the Box Festival.