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Entrepreneurship in Music and Arts Student Projects

Here are all but one of the student projects – as promised.

Sound for Spaces is a group of musicians and composers that specializes in creating sound installations, designed to aurally transform a space. These installations utilize space in unique ways, surrounding listeners with sound and musical texture. By performing these works in art galleries, Sound for Spaces helps create a unique experience for visitors, while simultaneously attracting new patrons. Installations can also be created to cater to specific needs, tying in directly with the current exhibit, or even incorporating the artists themselves.

Chameleon Cafe is a profit/non-profit organization that has live performances for aspiring musicians while providing a source of entertainment, food and drink to the community. Chameleon Cafe invests in it’s performers by giving weekly clinics on various skills and tools for entertainers. Every third month, Chameleon Cafe will host a showcase for the musicians and perform for talent agencies in hopes to attain possible contracts.

Finger Lakes Opera – FLO – will provide professional opera for the Finger Lakes and surrounding area audiences. FLO will produce 3 fully staged productions a season and will include standard operatic repertoire, musical theater, and contemporary works. These 3 productions will be supplemented by special performances, concerts, and lectures throughout the season. FLO will encourage tourism & patronage for area businesses including hotel, restaurant, and wineries. FLO will also enhance the community culture by creating jobs, and through educational outreach programs.

“Will Power” is a consulting/arranging business focusing on marching ensembles. It will provide custom arrangements/compositions to organizations along with visual design. Additionally, it will provide in-person consulting and rehearsal techniques for each individualized show.

OpLift is a non-for-profit organization that provides classical voice training to underprivileged youth, allowing them to perform opera scenes and small recitals. Our mission is to further diversify the audiences and performers of classical music.

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