This week I’m flying out to visit the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, which of course is one of the biggest and most important conservatories in the US.
I’ll be the guest of their Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development. I’ll meet with the people who run it, see what they’re doing. And I’ll have other meetings with faculty and administration of the school. I’ll also attend performances, most notably — since the school is famous for its opera department — a production of Handel’s Rodelinda.
Plus I’ll be a judge for an innovation competition. From which I expect to learn a lot, since most of my fellow judges are business professionals.
Finally I’ll give a talk on the future of classical music. That’s on Monday, February 6, at 7 PM in Ford Hall. Anyone reading this is welcome to come! I’ve got an hour and a half to talk, and I’ll give at least half of that to questions and discussions.
I’m expecting to have lots of fun on my visit, and — from all parts of it — to learn a lot. If you’re at my talk — or if you see me elsewhere during my visit — please say hello. I love meeting people who care about what I write. I think of us as a community, part of the larger community of people who are remaking classical music.