Advanced Practicum in Music Entrepreneurship
ME 2001, 2 credits, Spring 2016
Tues. 10-11:50 pm, Mikowsky Recital Hall
The practicum is designed as a graduate-level course, with students admitted by application. Advanced undergraduates may also apply to be considered. The class meets once per week. The focus of the class is on assisting students to plan and implement their own entrepreneurial ventures, such as creating a new festival, a distance-learning teaching studio, instrument repair service, or launching a new ensemble, music software program, or media company.
What do you want to create, launch, or lead?
Students need to already have a clearly defined and feasible entrepreneurial project when they apply. An entrepreneurial project has a concrete, practical, and specific goal with clear action steps—something you will take charge of and manage. Through the supportive think tank environment of the class, students will create action plans for their projects, and monitor their progress, with feedback from the seminar participants. Students will also be paired with MSM faculty or alumni for mentoring sessions and offered networking and referrals and research leads.
In addition to project work, the course will include additional assignments and readings. We will cover goal setting, feasibility assessment, business plans, proposal writing, project management techniques, team building and delegation, fundraising, marketing, PR, and how to enlist a board of advisors and supporters.
Applications are DUE TUESDAY, Nov. 10
In order to determine your suitability for the class, answer the following questions in detail. Type the answers and submit these by Nov. 10 to the course instructor: Angela Beeching, firstname.lastname@example.org.