Category: Ahead of the Beat

Online Professionalism: The “Life Update” Protocols by Zach Preucil

Online Professionalism: The “Life Update” Protocols by Zach Preucil

The following post was written by Zach Preucil, a cellist, educator, and writer who was a regular contributor for Polyphonic.org. Zach provides some great thoughts here about how to share your exciting news on social media.  You’ve done it! Months of preparation, persistence and sacrifice have paid off and you’ve just won a competitive audition, secured […]

Contemporaneous on Art and Imagination

Contemporaneous on Art and Imagination

The article below was written by Dylan Mattingly, Executive and Co-Artistic Director of Contemporaneous, a New York-based ensemble dedicated to performing contemporary music and presenting innovative programs.  Contemporaneous received a grant from the Paul R. Judy Center for Applied Research to support their project, ORBIT, which Dylan describes and reflects on below. Recently, with the […]

Spotlight on Innovation: Music in the American Wild

Spotlight on Innovation: Music in the American Wild

The article below was written by flutist Emlyn Johnson, who conceived and directed the project “Music in the American Wild.”  It is a wonderful example of bringing an innovative project to life and Emlyn takes us through the journey from the raw idea through the successful completion of the project.  Be sure to check out […]

ComposeMilwaukee: Connecting Generations by Creating New Music

ComposeMilwaukee: Connecting Generations by Creating New Music

Supported in part by a grant from the Paul R. Judy Center for Applied Research at the Eastman School of Music, Present Music, Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s acclaimed new music ensemble, brought together composers of all ages and experience levels through a new community engagement initiative: ComposeMilwaukee. The program invites schools and community organizations to GATHER, CREATE, […]

Ensemble Dal Niente Reflects on their 2015 PRJ Center Grant Project

Ensemble Dal Niente Reflects on their 2015 PRJ Center Grant Project

The article below was written by Ben Melsky, Executive Director and Harpist of Ensemble Dal Niente, a 2015 Paul R. Judy Center for Applied Research grant recipient. Ensemble Dal Niente is a Chicago-based contemporary music collective that presents and performs new music in ways that redefine the listening experience and advance the art form. The […]

PRJC Grant Recipient DÜNYA Reflects on Performances of “Othello in the Seraglio”

PRJC Grant Recipient DÜNYA Reflects on Performances of “Othello in the Seraglio”

This article was written by Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol, president and Robert Labaree, vice president of DÜNYA, a Boston-based musician’s collective.  DÜNYA was a Paul R. Judy Center grant recipient in 2015 – they were awarded funding to support performances of their production “Othello in the Seraglio.”  In the article below, Mehmet and Robert reflect on […]

Inside the Innovations at River Oaks Chamber Orchestra

Inside the Innovations at River Oaks Chamber Orchestra

River Oaks Chamber Orchestra (ROCO), based in Houston, TX, is a very creative an innovative ensemble, and in this article, Artistic Director Alecia Lawyer provides insight into how ROCO has conceived and launched innovative projects for more than a decade.   In founding ROCO (River Oaks Chamber Orchestra) in 2005, I was lucky not to […]

An Innovative Approach to Young Peoples’ Concerts

An Innovative Approach to Young Peoples’ Concerts

During the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra’s 2015-2016 Learning in Concert program, children from forty elementary schools all across Massachusetts and Rhode Island explored the shared concepts of adaptations and motion in classical music, biology and scientific illustration. During the classroom visit phase of the Learning in Concert program, the children were presented with three musical motifs […]