Published: Jan. 10, 2013
Composer, educator, critic and writer Greg Sandow kicks off our Spring Semester with a provocative lecture,“The Classical Music Crisis: how you can help,” on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 5:00 in C-199. Sandow has worked with orchestras and arts groups across the country on how to revitalize their audience and connect with their community, and now teaches on a variety of topics at the Juilliard School. Read more about Greg here — — and don’t miss this terrific event!
~   After the Spring Keynote Kickoff, Entrepreneurship Wednesdays returns with a new look and a new name:THE CAREER LAUNCHPAD! Visit the table in the Tile Lounge this Thursday for the semester’s full line-up of terrific workshops and guests.
~   The CU Office of Career Services is really bumping up its offerings of workshops and resources for students from all disciplines. Check out the Opportunity UPBEAT below for a list of January events.


•   If you’re not already familiar with Gerald Klickstein’s blog, “The Musicians Way,” you should check it out. Here’s an excellent article to take to heart: 8 steps to a sustainable career in music.

•   And while we’re making lists, check Richard Branson on the first step to being an entrepreneur.

~   The other change coming this semester is that the “Entrepreneurial Thought of the Week” is going to start coming out as a separate email, probably later in the week. It’s my hope that this will make the reading of the UPBEAT! a little quicker & easier, and also allow the “Thought” to generate more dialogue. So keep your eyes out for that!

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And without further adieu…

The Video of the Week!

Keep those videos coming…

Will we ever run out of new music? This is a bit long, but very much worth watching – raises lots of interesting questions! Thanks to Nicole Christen for sending!


The Entrepreneurship Center for Music • Jeffrey Nytch, DMA, Director

Career Launchpad: 5-6:30 p.m., C-113   

Professor Nytch is on a teaching Leave this semester, but your career counseling needs are being covered by the fantastic Peggy Bruns! Her office hours are Tuesday & Thursdays 11:00-1:00, and Wednesdays by appointment. You can reach her at: <>



The Opportunity UPBEAT! is your weekly listing of job postings and other professional opportunities that come the way of the ECM. Check this space out for jobs, volunteer opportunities, internships, grants, festival auditions, and more!

Internationally-acclaimed SHEN YUN PERFORMING ARTS is holding open auditions for its orchestras.

Shen Yun is a classical Chinese dance and music company based in New York that has risen to renown over the past six years. The company has three permanent orchestras that travel with its three dance companies around the world, performing all-original music written specifically for its performances. Shen Yun performs annually at many of the top venues in the U.S. and abroad, such as Lincoln Center in New York, the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, the London Coliseum, and the Capitol Theatre in Sydney. The mission of Shen Yun Performing Arts is to revive 5000 years of Chinese civilization.

Shen Yun is seeking qualified musicians for its orchestras. The positions entail roughly 5 months of touring each year and 7 months in the New York area rehearsing and performing. A monthly salary is provided throughout the year, no matter whether there are performances or not. Recent graduates and graduates in the near future preferred.

•  String Instruments: violin, viola, cello, double bass

•  Brass Instruments: French horn, trumpet, trombone, bass trombone

•  Woodwind Instruments: bassoon, oboe, clarinet, flute

Please contact Joy Zhao directly to schedule the audition: 303-886-6979


INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE! The ECM offers a broad range of internship opportunities for students, ranging from positions with non-profit arts groups to for-profit businesses. Internships can be for academic credit or not, and can often be customized to suit your schedule and interests. If you’re interested, stop by the ECM office and we’ll talk about the options!



Wednesday, January 16, 1:00-3:00pm, Center for Community (C4C), Room S350

Drop-In Resume Critiques for All Majors & Class Levels, Including Engineering Students

Get valuable feedback from employers on your resume before the Career Fair! All majors & class levels welcome, including alumni. Bring a hard copy of your resume. Attending Employers:  Ball Aerospace, NetApp, Lockheed Martin, MEP Engineering, Webscan, Shell, Burns & Wilcox, SendGrid, Scottrade, Zayo Group, Insight Global, ServiceSource, City Year, Wells Fargo, Total Benchmark Solutions. Questions? Contact


Thursday, January 17, 4:30-5:30pm, Center for Community (C4C), Abrams Lounge

Recruiters Tell All – Get the Inside Scoop

Recruiters share their insights about resumes, cover letters, networking, career fair etiquette, and interviews (i.e., common mistakes that students make during the job search process). Bring questions! Q&A session with the panelists – walk away with first-hand knowledge about what recruiters want. Participating employers: Ball Aerospace, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, City Year, Education First (EF). Questions? Contact


Tuesday, January 22 & Wednesday, January 23

Spring Career & Internship Fair (different recruiters each day!)

Login to Career Buffs to find out who will be attending:

Want additional networking time with an employer? Consider signing up to be a Student Host – help employers during check-in and check-out! Two shifts offered (both days): 7:00-9:00am and 2:30-4:00pm. Contact and let her know which shift/day you are interested in.

Tuesday, January 22 (9:30am & 1:00pm) & Wednesday, January 23 (9:30am & 1:00pm)

Career & Internship Fair Tours

Are you interested in attending the Career & Internship Fair featuring nearly 100 top notch employers over two days? But, not sure WHAT to say or do? Career Services’ Peer Career Advisors are offering tours during the fair to personally help you navigate the fair and introduce you to employers. We hope to enhance your experience of the fair by creating a very comfortable environment.

After joining us on the tour, you will: Be confident networking and talking to employers; fully understand how the career and internship fair operates; and obtain an inside look of a few companies.
This is a truly personal event aimed at improving your career fair experience, whether it is your first time or you’ve attended numerous times. To reserve your space, register at one of the following links:


January 22, 2013, 9:30-10am, Register at

January 22, 2013, 1-1:30pm, Register at


January 23, 2013, 9:30-10am, Register at

January 23, 2013, 1-1:30pm, Register at


Wednesday, January 23, 12:00-1:30pm, UMC 245

Careers in the US State Department & Foreign Service

Meet Ambassador Steven Maloney (Diplomat in Residence, former Ambassador to Pakistan – Islamabad), who will provide information about the variety of opportunities with the Dept. of State, as well as how to get there.

No need to sign up. Just show up! Questions? Contact:


Thursday, January 15, 6:00-9:00pm, C4C, Abrams Lounge

For Alumni and Graduate Students: Exploring Genius: Making Your ‘What If’ a Reality!!

(based on the book The Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level, by Gay Hendricks, Ph.D)

You will learn:
        How to identify your areas of Incompetence, Competence and Excellence in terms of your day-to-day activities
        How to commit to living your life as a person of true creative power and potential
        Determine what your specific Genius skills and abilities are, and
        How to reliably shift your actions so that you work from your Genius most of the time!

        And most importantly, you will discover simple, reliable tools to express and move through your hidden fears about expressing your genius. 

January 23, 8:30am – 10:00am, UMC 247
For Alumni and Graduate Students: Winning Conversations: Make Every Connection Count

Are you getting your message across when faced with important conversations?  

Practice skills that will help you find and use your authentic voice for enhanced communication with prospective employers, business professionals, colleagues, and others.  Learn how to leverage your talents and strengths for the work you want.  In this workshop, we will explore the elements of effective communication and we will practice building rapport, asking key questions, deep listening and understanding the different styles you may encounter along the way.  Learn how to apply these skills during your interactions at career and job fairs, during networking events, and during important one-on-one conversations. 
Parking is available at the Euclid Auto Park on Euclid off of Broadway (the Career Fair will begin at 9 a.m. also at the UMC, so plan accordingly).