ARTICLES OF THE WEEK:
• 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.http://musiciansway.com/blog/2012/11/
• 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! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAcjV60RnRw
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: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
OPPORTUNITY UPBEAT! Jan. 15, 2013
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
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!
JANUARY CAREER SERVICES WORKSHOPS:
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
Thursday, January 17, 4:30-5:30pm, Center for Community (C4C), Abrams Lounge
Recruiters Tell All – Get the Inside Scoop
Tuesday, January 22 & Wednesday, January 23
Spring Career & Internship Fair (different recruiters each day!)
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 Ann.Herrmann@colorado.edu 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
January 22, 2013, 9:30-10am, Register at http://ow.ly/g2X0F
January 22, 2013, 1-1:30pm, Register at http://ow.ly/g2Xm3
January 23, 2013, 9:30-10am, Register at http://ow.ly/g2XGK
January 23, 2013, 1-1:30pm, Register at http://ow.ly/g2XOk
Wednesday, January 23, 12:00-1:30pm, UMC 245
Careers in the US State Department & Foreign Service
No need to sign up. Just show up! Questions? Contact: Sandra.Rosewell@colorado.edu
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)
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).