IML Newsletter

Greetings from the Institute for Music Leadership – December 2008

Dear Eastman Students, Faculty, and Staff,
Rudolph the red nosed reindeer will be bringing Santa to town very soon!   Keep your ears tuned to the music you and your fellow students are creating in welcoming the Christmas Spirit, and make sure not to miss the jingle sound.   Please visit the IML website for recent updates. Below are some highlights.

In this month’s issue

  • Upcoming IML Events
  • On-Site Recruitment Events
  • Jobs and Internships
  • IML Spotlight
  • Updates

Best regards,
The Staff of the Institute for Music Leadership

Upcoming IML Events

Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra
Friday,  January 23, 8:00pm, Eastman Theatre
Be in the Eastman Theatre for the season's hottest jazz event, as the Eastman School of Music Institute for Music Leadership and the Rochester International Jazz Festival join forces to present Maria Schneider and  her critically acclaimed NYC-based 18-piece jazz orchestra in a grand "homecoming" for the world-renowned composer, multiple Grammy Award winner,  and Eastman alumna.  Ticket proceeds will benefit Eastman's jazz scholarship programs.

On-Site Recruitment Events
Aspen Music Festival String Auditions
Thursday, January 22,  2009,  4pm – 9 pm

The New World Symphony Auditions
Friday, January 30, 2009,  9am - 5pm

Please contact the festivals directly to apply and arrange individual audition times.  MOST DO NOT ACCEPT WALK-INS.
Unless otherwise noted: All auditions occur in Ciminelli Formal Lounge
Visit the Office of Careers and Professional Development On-Site Recruitment page for a complete list of all recruitment events.

News and Announcements   

Watch out for the new Gig Service – coming soon!
Updates will include an improved web interface for browsing, signing up for and tracking of gigs. More information to follow…

Jobs and Internships
Visit the Office of Careers and Professional Development Jobs and Internships page for new listings. Here are some recently posted opportunities.

IML Spotlight
This month’s spotlight focuses on Ms. Rachel Roberts, an Eastman alumna who is beginning her third season serving as the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s (ASO) Director of Strategic Planning Engagement.   Read more
Catherine Filene Shouse Arts Leadership Program
ALP student Maria Kanakis was awarded a special opportunity grant to attend the League of American Orchestras' Orchestra Leadership Academy seminar, Essentials of Orchestra Management, in New York in January 2009.  Her grant is covering expenses associated with her tuition and travel while in NYC.  Read about all ALP student and alumni awards, internships and grants on the ALP Accomplishments page.
Negotiating an Orchestra Contract - our first online course ever is filling up quickly!
Promising to be a big success at the very start, the “Negotiating an Orchestra Contract” online course is drawing people from all over North America. Click here to find out more.

Backstage Forums
New posts are regularly added to Polyphonic’s Backstage Forums section. Read and exchange opinions about different featured subject, or post a new topic for discussion.

Helpful Sites in the IML

Employment Opportunities
Gig Service
IML Events Calendar
ALP Course Information

About the IML Newsletter

The IML Newsletter is an electronic publication of the Institute for Music Leadership and is sent monthly to all Eastman faculty, staff and students.  As the first center of its kind in the country, the Institute for Music Leadership is a vital hub for creating, sharing, and implementing cutting-edge ideas and programs that will ensure the vitality and relevance of music in the 21st century.  The IML encompasses the offices of Alumni Relations, Careers and Professional Development, the Arts Leadership Program, the Center for Music Innovation and  Contact us for comments or questions.