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The key to lifelong growth

This week while I was in residence at Michigan State University, I had a student come up to me and ask a great question: What can I do after I graduate to continue growing as a musician? It’s a question every professional should ask, and especially those of us in the arts: our artistry continually […]

Campaign Complete!

Well, folks, the campaign is complete! My goals for the campaign were ambitious – definitely of the “aspirational” sort – and though we fell short of those, we still raised over $20,000! This will completely fund the core of the project — the commission itself — and allow us to move forward while I continue to […]

Violin Concerto – Costa Concordia has launched!

I’m thrilled to announce my first-ever crowdfunding campaign, in support of a violin concerto I’ve been commissioned to write for Grammy-winning violinist Edward Dusinberre. The piece is inspired by the tragic story of Hungarian violinist Sándor Fehér, who perished in the 2012 shipwreck of the cruise ship Costa Concordia. After heroic efforts to help families and […]

“Dinosaurs, Elephants, and Dragon Slayers” – Barriers to change in our schools

College Music Society Summit on 21st-century Music School Design Morning Remarks: Will May – Dean, Baylor University School of Music Mary Ellen Poole – Director, Butler School of Music, University of Texas-Austin Jeffrey Nytch – Director-Entrepreneurship Center for Music, University of Colorado-Boulder  [Author’s note: I was honored to be asked to participate in the Sunday […]

Happy News!

It’s with great joy (and more than a little relief) that I announce that I’ve been awarded Tenure at The University of Colorado-Boulder. I’m honored by the confidence my institution has shown me by conveying this milestone, and I’m gratified that seven years of hard work has paid off. I’m also extremely proud to be […]

Colorado Arts Advocacy Day Address – March 2, 2016

Colorado Arts Advocacy Day Address “Money and the Muses: The Economic Impact of the Arts” Jeffrey Nytch, DMA Asst. Professor & Director of The Entrepreneurship Center for Music University of Colorado-­Boulder March 2, 2016 Many thanks to Arts for Colorado for their kind invitation to speak with you today, and thanks to all of you […]

In the midst of loss, we remember the power of music

We’ve had two big losses in the music world this week. First was news of the passing of Gunther Schuller, a giant of American music and a teacher/mentor to so many. And then, this morning, we learned that film score great James Horner was killed when the plane he was piloting crashed. I was already […]

When life gives you lemons, make…beer?!?

I read with great interest this recent article in my local paper, Boulder’s Daily Camera, about some changes coming to a nearby brewery. (You can read the article here: http://www.dailycamera.com/lifestyles/beerandbrewing/ci_27755989/sanitas-brewing-expands-boulder) Time and time again I am struck by how successful entrepreneurs have a way of not just enduring the inevitable challenges of starting and sustaining […]

Concert Music and the Importance of Storytelling

I read with great interest – and, frankly, great irritation – the article on NPR’s “Deceptive Cadence” blog about a young Estonian composer whose work was cancelled by the New York Youth Symphony because it quotes a Nazi hymn. (You can read the article here: http://www.npr.org/blogs/deceptivecadence/2015/03/06/391103857/young-composers-work-dropped-for-nazi-melody) While I can think of many different ways the […]

Colorado Symphony to Program Symphony No. 1: Formations next season!

I’m so pleased to announce that the Colorado Symphony will feature my Symphony No. 1: Formations on their “side by side” concert with the Denver Young Artists Orchestra, next Feb. 6 at Boetcher Concert Hall and in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. This will be a massive orchestra and should […]

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