Speaking

WORKSHOPS & LECTURES

Professor Jeffrey Nytch draws from his experience in higher education, the concert hall, and his time as an arts administrator, businessman and freelance artist to develop

  • compelling and engaging lectures and
  • interactive workshops that can be tailored to an organization’s or institution’s needs and student body

 


Bringing Entrepreneurship to your Institution

Engage Dr. Nytch as an Entrepreneur in Residence: click here for information on workshops and a sample schedule.

 

The Entrepreneurial Musician

Learn the core principles of entrepreneurial thinking and how they apply to the arts. Participants will learn that their art is their most valuable asset, and begin crafting a Value Proposition based on that principle. Students also learn five simple steps to putting the entrepreneurial process into action. Best done in a 90-minute session, but can be compressed into 60 minutes. This interactive and paradigm-shifting workshop

  • challenges artists to define what they do with their art and which portions of the marketplace they hope to reach.

“I am glad to have the opportunity to implement some of the ideas and techniques you illustrated with my chorus and board!”
–Woody Faulkner, Artistic Director, Triad Pride Men’s Chorus


We Don’t We Riot Anymore? New concert paradigms for 21st century

Using the infamous riot at the premiere of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring as a point of reference, this provocative lecture

  • explores how technology and changing audiences have marginalized traditional concert music, and
  • offers powerful suggestions on what we can do to bring the classical concert back into the American mainstream.

“Jeff’s lecture was one of the highlights of our year!”
–Peter Thoresen, Former Project Jumpstart Coordinator, Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University


An Entrepreneurial Symphony

Professor Nytch shares the story behind the commissioning, funding, creation, and promotion of his geologically-inspired Symphony No. 1: Formations. This work, co-commissioned by the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra and the Geological Society of America, received international press and is an exciting case study in how entrepreneurial principles support and inspire creative projects.

“This project is an incredible example of arts entrepreneurship in action.”
-Greg Sandow, “The Future of Classical Music” blog

 

The Conductor as Curator: artistic programming, organizational identity, and audience engagement

The world of classical concert music is undergoing tremendous changes, and with these changes artistic planners must reexamine the role they play in their organizations. The artistic planners of tomorrow must take an active role in

  • shaping the identity of their groups,
  • connecting with their audience, and
  • creating a valued niche for themselves in their communities.

This talk isn’t just for conductors. Rather, it’s a call to order for all artistic planners tasked with planning for groups ranging from chamber groups and educational ensembles to large professional orchestras.

“The response to your lecture has been extremely positive, and the issues you illuminate are universal.”
–Craig Kirchhoff, Director of Bands, University of Minnesota
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