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Discussion Over Dinner Series

Attendees interact with faculty, alumni and guest presenters addressing a variety of topics such as branding, performance anxiety and improvisation.

Discussion Over Dinner: Spring 2018

Curiosity, and what to do with it: How can a commitment to curiosity and exploration trnsform your life and career?

Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018
7:15–9:15 p.m.
School of Music, Room 016

  • Curiosity within music (but outside your discipline)
  • Curiosity within the arts (but outside music)
  • Curiosity in everyday life (but outside the arts)

Panel includes: Hilary Abigana (Musician, Dancer, Actor), Dick Goodwin (Performer, Arranger, Contractor) and Reginald Bain
(Composer, Educator)
Leaders include: Craig Butterfield, John Fitz Rogers, JD Shaw and Michael Wilkinson

Discussion Over Dinner: Fall 2017

Music Entrepreneurship Then and Now: Lessons from the Past and Keys to a Thriving Future

Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017
7:00–9:00 p.m.
School of Music, Room 016

  • What role has music entrepreneurship played historically?
  • How is it important today?
  • What new opportunities exist?
  • Which artists and educators benefit most from contemporary realities?
  • How can an entrepreneurial approach propel your career and impact?

Panel includes: Jeff Zeigler (Former Cellist, Kronos Quartet), Kunio Hara (Music Historian) and David Cutler (Music Entrepreneur)
Leaders include: Christopher Berg, Cliff Leaman, Marina Lomazov and Bill Terwilliger