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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 […]

“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 […]

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: 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 […]

“Entrepreneurship Porn” is now moving into the arts

Because I delight in irony, I thought I’d post this blog on Valentine’s Day and in conjunction with the premiere weekend of the much-hyped “50 Shades of Grey” (a movie I don’t plan on seeing, by the way). I recently came across an article (now about a year old) entitled “The Dangerous Rise of Entrepreneurship […]

A new society is born!

Last weekend I had the privilege of attending a gathering at Southern Methodist University’s Meadows School of the Arts in Dallas, the purpose of which was to form the first professional association of arts entrepreneurship educators. More than 100 faculty, staff, and administrators from across the country came together to share best practices, commiserate, and […]

Fear…and Entrepreneurship

  Last week I attended the Network of Music Career Development Officers which, despite its somewhat inelegant name, is the best conference I attend all year.  (NET-MC-DO, as it is called, is really more like a retreat, and never fails to result in concrete things to implement, ponder, and explore. I highly recommend it to […]

Entrepreneurial Thought: “This kind of thinking…”

It’s always nice when a former student gives you feedback on how you’ve helped them. Recently I asked a student who was at CU a few years ago if he could offer some thoughts on my program and if he felt it had been helpful. I immediately received a very enthusiastic email in response, and […]

Entrepreneurial Thought: Embracing the Gray

I came across an interesting blog this week by a guy named Tom Hood. In it Hood said that the mark of a true leader is the ability to navigate through the gray areas of life. I liked this thought; it resonated with me. See, we often look at life in binary terms – right/wrong, […]

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