Published: Jan. 30, 2013
 “The Classical Music Crisis: how you can help,” on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 5:00 in C-199Composer, educator, critic and writer Greg Sandow kicks off our Spring Semester with a provocative lecture and visits with students. 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!
Convo credit available for this 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 tomorrow for the semester’s full line-up of terrific workshops and guests.



•   How do community orchestras fit into the fabric of classical music in our society? Check out this great article/video on the Denver Philharmonic:

•   “Strings Bind Siblings to Each Other” 


Entrepreneurial Thought of the Week: The Entrepreneurial Thought of the Week will now be in a separate email, usually sent out later in the week. Stay tuned for the first installment this week as I report back from the annual meeting of the U.S. Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship!

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The Video of the Week!

Keep those videos coming…

Some amazing harmonica playing! Thanks to Margaret Romero for sending!


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

Career Launchpad: Wednesdays from 5:00-6:30 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!


THE MADISON HOUSE AGENCY INTERNSHIP is a great way to get your foot in the door of the highly competitive music industry. Working between 8 and 15 hours a week (schedules are flexible), you will have the opportunity to learn the details and finances of what goes in to making national tours become reality.  You will have the opportunity to work with a number of regionally and nationally renowned and growing artists.  Through this work, you will obtain an intimate knowledge of what steps are taken and what points are negotiated during the process of confirming an artist performance with a promoter.

Responsibilities include:

-        Entering venue holds and performance offers for our artists
-        Reaching out for and updating ticket counts in our system
-        Requesting settlement numbers from promoters the day after performance
-        Creating and updating festival  and venue spreadsheets for Agency use
-        Maintaining the agency directory with up-to-date venue and contact information
-        Request and compile marking highlights and promotional material for new artists and current artists on an album cycle
To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to Professor Nytch by Feb. 1

THE RENAISSANCE PROJECT of Boulder currently has four professional positions to fill: (  These positions are: four section leaders (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass) and one Associate Director (who will also be one of the section leaders).  The Renaissance Project is a combined professional/amateur choir that performs mostly Renaissance music including the great motets and madrigals, as well as a few pieces from more modern repertory that have a similar aesthetic.  We are not an “Early Music” group, rather we are a choir that loves singing and delighting our audiences with the beauty and passion of Renaissance music. These are paying positions, the Associate Director $1,000, the section leader positions $750 for the Spring season.  For CU students the stipend is available as a scholarship through the CU Foundation. To apply, contact Art Bragg:

Located in historic Chestertown on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, the NATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL (June 1-15) is currently accepting applications in all orchestral instruments, piano and musical theatre. Apprenticeships are also available for piano technicians, stage technicians, recording engineers, music librarians, explicators, conductors and arts administrators. Application information is available here:


The COLORADO CHAUTAUQUA ASSOCIATION (home to the Colorado Music Festival and many other events) is currently posting job opportunities for the summer. Check it out here:


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 three permanent orchestras, performing all-original music around the world. 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. 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