The Eastman School of Music’s Paul R. Judy Center for Applied Research will host a one-day conference on October 8 during which representatives from a variety of ensembles and organizations will speak on the theme of “Innovate. Lead. Music.” Paola Prestini, executive and creative director of the Brooklyn performance space National Sawdust, will give the keynote speech. Featured at the conference will be artist-led contemporary ensembles including Alarm Will Sound, International Contemporary Ensemble, Eighth Blackbird, Fifth House Ensemble, Chicago Philharmonic, Eastman BroadBand, the Ying Quartet, American Modern Ensemble, and San Francisco Conservatory, as well as Eastman’s conductorless Saxophone Project ensemble. James Doser, director of Eastman’s Institute for Music Leadership, says the conference “will bring together leaders, musicians, and educators discuss specific strategies for supporting creative artists and performing ensembles.” The Paul R. Judy Center for Applied Research is a division of the Institute for Music Leadership at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York.
Posted October 7, 2016