Learn about recent student projects launched with MSM's Advanced Entrepreneurship Practicum.
Elizabeth Beck (MM ‘20 Classical Violin) advanced Beckthoven Duo by increasing performances plus producing and promoting a set of artistically styled videos.
Jon Clancy (MM ’19 Contemporary Percussion) booked a summer 2019 Australian tour with vocalist Amber Evans for their experimental performance/sound art duo panSonus.
Thomas Feng (MM ‘19 Contemporary Piano) has further developed skills and a portfolio as an engraver and searched for relevant employment opportunities.
Edward Forstman (MM ’19 Contemporary Piano) is collaborating with Birmingham Art Music Alliance to present solo piano concerts in NYC and the Hudson Valley that will feature the work of Alabamian composers.
Paul Mizzi (MM ‘19 Contemporary Flute) created and developed a teaching website including adding possibilities for online lessons.
Wick Simmons (MM ‘19 Contemporary Cello) recently presented a debut show for ARDE, an expandable collective, premiering a range of new music as well as advancing social media and other publicity.
Ashley Chui (BM ’17, mezzo-soprano) expanded Juillitan Productions, her company that works with musicians to create digital and print promotional materials.
Ford Fourqurean (MM ’18, contemporary clarinet) increased the touring and community engagement initiatives in the NYC metro area and in the Southeast for Unheard-of// Ensemble, his modular contemporary chamber ensemble.
Scott Joiner (BM ’05, MM ’07, DMA candidate, tenor) composed and starred in Connection Lost: L’opera di Tinder and Something Blue: L’opera del Bachelor, two internet operas that have also been featured at film festivals and in coverage on NPR.
Through Kaleidoscope Creative Arts Program, a camp and after-school program in Harlem and lower Westchester, Sakura Myers (MM ’08, piano) is connecting school-aged children with hands-on training by noted Teaching Artists.
Benjamin Sutin (BM ’16, jazz violin) has taken Klazz-Ma-Tazz, a jazz ensemble fusing elements of Klezmer, Balkan folk music, and Middle Eastern idioms, to a variety of high profile east coast venues and released Tangability, the band’s first record.
Kayoung An (DMA piano, 2nd year) is building her teaching studio. She offers private instruction plus theory and music history courses on NYC’s Upper West Side.
Ezekiel Bardash (MM ’18, guitar) created Counterpoint a YouTube musicology series focused on contemporary music.
Ashley Chui (BM ’17, voice) expanded Jullitan Productions, her production company that creates promotional and marketing materials for musicians.
Ford Fourqurean (MM ’18, contemporary clarinet) advanced the touring and community engagement initiatives of his contemporary chamber group, Unheard-Of//Ensemble.
Molly Germer (MM ’17, contemporary violin) developed supplementary, interactive teaching materials to engage beginning violinists.
Roland Gjernes (MM ’17, cello) and Cameron Pieper (MM ’17, piano) are working to create a NYC concert series in apartments and intimate halls with the goal of engaging listeners of diverse backgrounds through varied repertoire.
Tamika Gorski (MM ’17, contemporary percussion) organized a 24-hour challenge performance/event: nine composers wrote new pieces that were performed by twenty-eight musicians, all within one day.
Stephanie Hollander (PS ’17, horn) is launching Ladino Call, a commissioning, educational and performance project for French horn that utilizes the musical traditions of the Cuba and Ladino music.
Ruston Ropac (MM ’17, contemporary voice) is developing her profile through the touring and promotion of two new works: her own one-woman opera and an extended technique showpiece influenced by traditional Vietnamese music.
Jakob Ruderer (MM ’17, contemporary piano) has worked to shape his profile as a performer, improviser, and sound experimentalist.
Niko Seibold (MM ’17, jazz composition) finalized post-production plus plans for release concerts and marketing for his quartet’s debut album (a recording featuring his compositions and sax talents). It will be released on Hout Records, a new Swiss jazz label that he co-founded.
Leia Slosberg (MM ’17, contemporary flute) co-founded Berrow Duo to focus on the creation and promotion of flute and cello duo repertoire by women and femme-identified composers.
Xue Su (MM ’17, orchestral flute) worked to create and expand her private teaching studio in NYC and Syracuse, NY.
Andrea White (MM ’17, contemporary flute) is producing chamber music concerts in Australia that support efforts to protect the Tarkine Wilderness.
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