Each summer all fellows attend a range of career development workshops that closely connect with their performance program. These forward-thinking Innovation Seminars cover business and communication skills, entrepreneurship, finances, technology, and other related topics. Led by a range of industry leaders, these interactive workshops share best practices for building rewarding and sustainable music careers.
The annual Alumni Enterprise Awards (AEA), a significant grant program for trailblazing endeavors, is a keystone of the Institute’s expanding, year-round offerings. The AEA program includes the annual Innovation Residential, an educational incubator and continued mentorship for awardees.
Each summer, fellows participate in entrepreneurial competitions that expand their skillset. The Fast Pitch Awards are an opportunity to develop and share ideas that are designed to advance the field of classical music. The Digital Challenge, a video competition, encourages fellows to craft an engaging musical performance, one that may have them serving as director, producer, technical director, and performer.
As part of the Academy’s artistic operations, the Innovation Institute regularly collaborates with faculty artists, speakers, alumni, and supporters. For more information, email [email protected] to connect with Casey Molino Dunn, Vice President of Innovation & Program Development and Isabel Dickinson, Director of Student Services & Alumni Programs.