Welcome to the Music Bridge!

The School of Music at Boston University is the oldest degree-granting music school in the United States, and today it is one of the country’s most vibrant, forward-thinking institutions in the arts. Students in the SOM participate in a true conservatory-style educational environment, while simultaneously studying in a top-tier research university. Developing the minds, the fingers, and the voices of our students is not only our daily routine, it is our core mission—it is our passion. The high level of pedagogical collaboration between faculty, staff, and students at BU frequently leads SOM students to a variety of post-graduation career options. Each of us in the SOM knows and expects that we will be continuously impressed, awestruck, and moved by the talents of our students.

Dr. Gregory Melchor-Barz, Director

 

 

Student Services Update April 3, 2020

By Cami SylviaApril 3rd, 2020in News

Hi everyone, and Happy Friday! But really, is there any difference in the days of the week now?!? I’m having trouble keeping track ☹ I hope you’re all staying sane and well in these crazy times!

Remember, managing your emotional well-being is an ongoing priority. Behavioral Medicine has gone virtual. All services can be accessed through Zoom. If you are feeling overwhelmed, BU Behavioral Medicine can be reached by calling 617 353-3569. Some tips from Behavioral Medicine.


FALL 2020 COURSE REGISTRATION continues for our undergrad rising juniors and seniors this Sunday, April 5th. If you’re having trouble registering, please be sure to check your compliance status, and contact me at braney@bu.edu if problems persist.


Virtual Career Building Workshop Hosted by the BU Center for Career Development!

“What can the CCD do for you”
Wednesday, April 8th, 6:00 – 6:30 PM followed by 10 minutes of Q/A.
Zoom Link : Join URL: https://bostonu.zoom.us/j/936637879

Some topics to be covered:

  • VMock – Online resume reviews
  • Virtual Resume Reviews
  • Virtual Counseling Appointments
  • Virtual Workshops
  • How to use Handshake – Job Search, Networking
  • Navigating the CCD website


What if you could learn something new from the comfort of your home? We think you can, so we’re kicking off a little experiment.

We are in uncharted territory. Classes, workshops, and performances have been cancelled and people are craving new creative outlets and opportunities for connection.

That's what you'll get with Manifest at Home: Boston area creatives — artists, musicians, writers, and more — coming to you (virtually!).

Choose from a packed schedule of 45-minute evening sessions all week long. Come to one, two, or all!

Join us next week for 5 days of learning and creativity:

Live Painting with Adam O'Day | MONDAY, APRIL 6 | 7:30 PM
Join the renowned Boston-based artist to watch his quarantine masterpiece unfold and get insight into his process. Post-event, Adam will auction off this special work with all benefits going to a local food bank.

Creative Writing Workshop | TUESDAY, APRIL 7 | 7:30 PM
There’s certainly a lot to write home about these days. Hone those creative writing muscles with Daphne Strassmann of RE-KINDLE YOUR CRAFT in an intimate, small group writing workshop. Signups are limited.

Songwriting Salon | WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8 | 7:30 PM
Let’s sneak into the home of our friends Walter Sickert & Edrie Edrie for a tour of their playful abode full of songwriting inspiration. Bring an instrument (or a pot or your old recorder), your family (kid friendly!), and create their next song.

Trauma Sensitive Yoga | THURSDAY, APRIL 9 | 7:30 PM
Yoga classes should be accessible, culturally competent, welcoming and enjoyable for all bodies and all levels of fitness. Join Susan Lovett of Hands to Heart Center for a 35-minute slow-moderately paced Trauma Sensitive Yoga mat practice that can also be done in a chair.

Live Beat Mixing with DonYoyo | FRIDAY, APRIL 10 | 7:30 PM
In this collaborative process, you'll create a live beat/instrumental audio track with Yoyo, who will incorporate suggestions and feedback from the viewing audience. The final version will be shared post-event with all attendees in addition to being showcased on DonYoyo’s website!

Learn More & Register!

Student Services Update March 27, 2020

By Cami SylviaMarch 27th, 2020in News

Happy Friday, fellow remote CFA-ers!

I hope everyone is doing as well as can be expected. Take care and take courage – we can all muddle through this together! Here are some updates and reminders:

BU Arts Initiative Student Advisory Council Applications Open!

- Deadline: April 3rd, 2020

- We're looking for students to serve a one-year term (starting FALL '20), assisting and supporting the BU Arts Initiative office. Council members are responsible for hosting and volunteering for on-campus events, spreading the word about arts opportunities to friends, and taking an active role in their respective committees. 

- Info about committees: www.bu.edu/arts/student-advisory-council

- APPLY at https://forms.gle/FkuqCr28QWKC8aLy5 

 

REMINDER: the deadline for Meeker Fellowships and Graduate Student Travel Assistance Fund is Friday, April 3. You can find details and applications on the Music Bridge.

It’s almost time for Fall 2020 Registration, which opens this Sunday, March 29 for our graduate students. Download a WebReg Worksheet here. Grad students: make an advising appointment with your faculty advisor (listed on the Academics tab of your Student Link) during the pre-reg period, and undergrads, your academic advisor is me, Barb Raney braney@bu.edu, and you should all have received information on remote advising.

ALL STUDENTS MUST BE IN COMPLIANCE WITH ALL UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS IN ORDER TO REGISTER! Please be sure to check your Compliance tab on your Student Link and resolve any issues before registration opens.


HAVE A FEW MINUTES? Take a survey on the psychological study about emotion regulation in music practice. 

Dear Musicians,

We are looking for individuals with musical experience to take part in a psychological study about emotion regulation in music practice. The study is organized by the Institute of Musicians’ Medicine, University of Music Carl Maria von Weber Dresden, Germany.

You will be asked to complete an online questionnaire (approx. 10-15 minutes). The questionnaire is in English. You can access the study by clicking the link below, which will also provide you with more information, and our contact information.

Access the study here: https://hfmdd.limequery.com/491243?lang=en

If you have some free time, we would very much appreciate your help!

Best wishes,

Dr. Gerard Madden
Institute of Musicians’ Medicine, University of Music Carl Maria von Weber Dresden,
Leubnitzer Str. 17B, 01069, Dresden, Germany
gerard.madden@hfmdd.de

Student Services Update March 13, 2020

By Cami SylviaMarch 13th, 2020in News

Hello everyone,

I hope you are all doing as well as can be expected in these uncertain times. Here is some news and upcoming events that are hopeful reminders of life beyond the coronavirus! Stay safe, and we look forward to seeing you on campus when this all blows over!


International Choral Workshop in Europe 2020

The ICM concert agency is organizing an international workshop for choirs which will take place in both Prague (Czech Republic) and Leipzig (Germany) with a final concert in a prominent St. Nicolai church in Leipzig: the historical church where J. S. Bach performed his pieces. The ICM Concert Agency is one of the pioneers of organizing masterclasses for conductors. We aim to use our experience in masterclasses to create a choir workshop with the highest standards for both attendees and instructors. The full description of the workshop can be found at http://conductingmasterclasses.eu/choral-workshop.php


Rewarding & Enjoyable Summer Teaching Jobs

Teach Reading Classes to Students of All Ages

Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2020

The Institute of Reading Development offers summer reading skills programs in partnership with the continuing education departments of more than 100 colleges and universities nationwide. Since 1970, the Institute’s teachers have helped over 3 million students master valuable reading skills and develop a lifelong love of reading.  Programs designed by the Institute give students the right skills, books, and experiences that result in greater success in school and beyond.

We are currently hiring hard-working, encouraging people with a passion for reading to teach our summer programs. As an Institute teacher you will:

  • Earn up to $8,000 in one summer. Our full-time teachers typically earn $600-$750 per week.
  • Improve your teaching skills and confidence during our comprehensive, paid training program.
  • Gain over 400 hours of classroom teaching experience with a variety of age groups from 4-year-olds to adults.
  • Help your students become successful readers with a love of great books.

We are seeking applicants from any academic discipline. All applicants must have an undergraduate degree or higher in their field before the start of our teaching season.

Successful Institute teachers:

  • Have strong reading skills and read for pleasure
  • Are responsible and hard-working, with good communication and organizational skills
  • Will be patient and supportive with students

Learn more about teaching for us and apply today: Summer Teaching Jobs


GREAT GIG OPPORTUNITY!

The Navy Band is an outstanding job opportunity. It is extremely competitive and comes with some fantastic benefits, including a starting salary of $64,409-$67,469, 30 days paid leave annually and full healthcare coverage for members and dependents. Members may also be eligible for an enlistment bonus (up to $10,000) and/or the Student Loan Repayment Program (up to $65,000). Contact Peter DiCola, United States Navy Recruiter, at peter.dicola@navy.mil.


BU Arts Initiative Student Advisory Council Applications Open!

- Deadline: April 3rd, 2020

- We're looking for students to serve a one-year term (starting FALL '20), assisting and supporting the BU Arts Initiative office. Council members are responsible for hosting and volunteering for on-campus events, spreading the word about arts opportunities to friends, and taking an active role in their respective committees. 

- Info about committees: www.bu.edu/arts/student-advisory-council

- APPLY at https://forms.gle/FkuqCr28QWKC8aLy5 


Enescu International Competition (29 August – 20 September 2020, Bucharest, Romania)

The Enescu Competition is organized according to international standards for musical contests, within the George Enescu Festival, a top 5 Festival in Europe, and offers prizes over 100.000 Euros. George Enescu International Competition for Composition, Cello, Violin and Piano is open to participants of all nationalities, born after August 1st, 1987. The deadline for submitting the form is 15 April 2020. All competitors are required to submit video recording materials for the audition and qualified judges will evaluate them. The final selection of winners will be based only on the video recordings submitted.

The candidates can find the rules for the 2020 Enescu Competition on the Enescu Festival website following this link.


5th Manhattan International Music Competition

Open to ALL instruments - ALL ages

Piano - Strings - Voice - Wind - Chamber Music

Recitals at CARNEGIE HALL | Over $50,000 in prizes | CD recording distributed worldwide

Application Deadline: 31 MARCH 2020

Online Competition (Video Selection - No travel required): www.manhattancompetition.com

Student Services Update March 6, 2020

By Cami SylviaMarch 6th, 2020in News

🌷 HAPPY FRIDAY and HAPPY SPRING BREAK!! 🌷

Have a great time wherever you're going/whatever you’re doing, and stay safe!


GREAT GIG OPPORTUNITY!
The Navy Band is an outstanding job opportunity. It is extremely competitive and comes with some fantastic benefits, including a starting salary of $64,409-$67,469, 30 days paid leave annually and full healthcare coverage for members and dependents. Members may also be eligible for an enlistment bonus (up to $10,000) and/or the Student Loan Repayment Program (up to $65,000). Contact Peter DiCola, United States Navy Recruiter, at peter.dicola@navy.mil


Friday, March 20 at 6PM
1010 Commonwealth Ave, Room 101

FB Event - https://www.facebook.com/events/574146713178155/

 One hundred years ago, Congress launched the process that was completed in 1920 with the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, stating the right to vote could not be denied or abridged on the basis of sex. In January 2020, Virginia became the 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, 42 years after it passed congress. Equity seems to move slowly, and certainly not just for women. Today, there are still significant gender pay gaps and leadership representation gaps in the arts. Is Boston different? Join us for a lively conversation about equity, leadership, and innovation with three women who are driving forces in the arts ecosystem in Boston. http://www.bu.edu/arts/innovative-women/


Have a few minutes? Take a University of Baltimore survey on your
experiences as a student in a school of music.

Participants will be entered to win one of six $25 Amazon gift cards upon completion. The results of this research may be used in the future to help schools of music recruit and retain students, and to enhance student wellbeing while in training. Please follow this link to take the survey:

https://absubalt.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_abZXuRPgA3tEmC9


BU Arts Initiative Student Advisory Council Applications Open!

- Deadline: April 3rd, 2020

- We're looking for students to serve a one-year term (starting FALL '20), assisting and supporting the BU Arts Initiative office. Council members are responsible for hosting and volunteering for on-campus events, spreading the word about arts opportunities to friends, and taking an active role in their respective committees.

- Info about committees: www.bu.edu/arts/student-advisory-council

- APPLY at https://forms.gle/FkuqCr28QWKC8aLy5

Student Services Update February 28, 2020

By Cami SylviaFebruary 28th, 2020in News

Happy Friday! 🌼 One more week to Spring Break – yay!

REMINDER: you can find application information and deadlines for the Kahn Award (March 16), Meeker Fellowships (April 3) and Graduate Student Travel Assistance Fund (April 3) on the Music Bridge.


It’s almost time for Fall 2020 Registration, which opens on Sunday, March 29 for our graduate students. Download a WebReg Worksheet here. Grad students: make an advising appointment with your faculty advisor (listed on the Academics tab of your Student Link) during the pre-reg period, and undergrads, your academic advisor is Barb Raney braney@bu.edu, from whom you should already have received an advising meeting invitation. ALL STUDENTS MUST BE IN COMPLIANCE WITH ALL UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS IN ORDER TO REGISTER! Please be sure to check your Compliance tab on your Student Link and resolve any issues before registration opens.


Looking for something to do during Spring Break? The Arts Lab is offering Sense of Space

Spring Break at Medical Campus

We invite artists from all CFA schools to an alternative spring break at Med campus.

Sense of Space is a collaborative week-long experience, connecting your artistic practice to the needs and reality of public space at Boston Medical Center. It is a laboratory to discover the power of art in action; as well as an opportunity to train awareness, invite presence, and activate transformative collaboration in dialogue with a highly diverse community. Join us!

When? 
Afternoons; Monday, March 9 to
Saturday, March 14

Where? 
CFA (studio) and Boston Medical Center

Who? 
Open and free to all BU/CFA students

More info & RSVP

About ARTS | LAB

Since 2012, the Medical Campus at BU has become a regular stage for the ARTS. An average of 70 CFA student-artists bring about 100 artistic interventions each year––aiming to honor, enrich and transform the highly diverse and vibrant community at Boston Medical Center, Homeless and Rosie’s Place women’s shelter.


Announcing the OFUNAM International Conducting Competition, September 22nd to 27th, 2020 in the Sala Nezahualcóyotl at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) in Mexico City.

  • The applications are open until April 17th.
  • The jury is integrated by Massimo Quarta, José Serebrier, Ligia Amadio, Giordano Bellincampi and Sylvain Gasançon.
  • The first prize includes US $6,000 and as well as concussing concerts with the most outstanding Mexican and international orchestras during the 2021-2022 seasons.
  • Application guidelines available at www.culturaunam.mx/premiofunam2020

Student Services Update February 21, 2020

By Cami SylviaFebruary 21st, 2020in News

✨ HAPPY FRIDAY! ✨

Remember, the last day to drop a class without a W is this coming Tuesday, February 25.


HEY, HAVE YOU CHECKED OUT THE NEW HOWARD THURMAN CENTER FOR COMMON GROUND? It’s super cool and right across the street on the other side of the Booth Theatre. Stop by and think about the ways that you as artists can support its mission to connect through shared creative experiences, exchange ideas, explore differences – and push your boundaries!

Also check out the 808 Building Hours here ➡️ 808 Comm. Building Hours


Graduate Arts Research Grants

Funding of up to $3,000 available for graduate arts research projects. Funds are limited and proposals will be competitive. Sponsored by the BU Arts Initiative and the Associate Provost for Graduate Affairs. ➡️ Apply Now!

Research may be:

  • Traditional
  • Practice-led or Practice Based
  • Research on the Impact of the Arts

Who is Eligible:

  • Any Full-time Masters or Doctoral Student at BU

Application Deadline

  • April 10, 2020

The Congressional Research Service (CRS), a service unit of the Library of Congress, is recruiting for its 2020 Student Diversity and Inclusion Internship Program (SDIIP) and would like to invite students affiliated with your program to apply.  Students of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Our staff is comprised of nationally-recognized experts and professionals in a broad range of subjects and disciplines, including law, economics, foreign affairs, the physical and behavioral sciences, environmental science, public administration, the social sciences, library and information science.

The internships are paid opportunities in Washington, D.C. for a period up to 10 weeks during the summer.  Working in one of our research or administrative areas, interns will have the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to the mission of the agency which is:  To serve the United States Congress throughout the legislative process by providing comprehensive and reliable legislative research and analysis that are timely, objective, authoritative and confidential, thereby contributing to an informed national legislature.

Below is a list of the internship positions. U.S. Citizenship is required. I hope you will encourage your students to consider this unique opportunity.  For more information about the program, please e-mail EMPLOYMENT@crs.loc.gov.

2020 Summer Diversity and Inclusion Internship Program Opportunities

Student Services Update February 14, 2020

By Cami SylviaFebruary 14th, 2020in News

💞 Happy Valentine’s Day! 💞

Come enjoy some sweet treats and a healthy dose of Vitamin C in the Basement Practice Rooms Lounge at 2:30 this afternoon!

And please be reminded that next Monday, February 17th, is the Presidents’ Day holiday. All classes are suspended on Monday. Tuesday, February 18th, will therefore follow a Substitute Monday Schedule of Classes.

The School of Music main office will be closed in observance of the holiday, and the CFA building will be card-access only.


SAVE THE DATE! The Annual School of Music Awards Night AND SOM Graduation Party! Monday, May 4th, starting at 6:30 pm in the CFA Concert Hall (awards ceremony), followed by the graduation party around 7:15 pm in the beautifully renovated Commonwealth Gallery space! More details and an invitation to follow.


Health & Wellness

Headspace Free for Students

  • Headspace is a research-backed app for mindfulness and meditation, offering various practices to help with feeling overwhelmed, improving focus, and managing anxiety. The Headspace app is free for all BU students. To learn more about Headspace and to download the app, click here.

IDEA 2020 - Don't Miss Out

IDEA Conference - Saturday, February 15

Connect with artists, entrepreneurs, and innovators: 


It’s not too soon to think about summer! Here are some great opportunities.

Tango Academy - August 17-23, 2020

Fee: $750 (includes tuition, hotel room & board)

Piano Intensive Workshop - August 12-16, 2020

Fee: $675 (tuition, hotel room & board)

Explore Tango Music with the Grammy-winning Faculty! The Stowe Tango Academy is open for string players (violin, viola, cello and bass), pianists and bandoneon players. Through workshops, lectures, master classes, chamber ensembles and the Stowe Tango Music Festival Orchestra, participants will learn the language of tango and develop style and technique in their instruments. Previous experience in Tango music is not required.

Artistic Director - Hector Del Curto, Grammy-winning bandoneon player

2020 Guest Artists - bandoneon master Roberto Alvarez, violinist Eduardo Walczak, pianist Pablo Estigarribia

Artist Faculty in residence - pianist Gustavo Casenave (Latin Grammy winner), bassist Pedro Giraudo (Latin Grammy winner), violinist Sami Merdinian, cellist Jisoo Ok


Rewarding & Enjoyable Summer Teaching Jobs


Teach Reading Classes to Students of All Ages – Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2020

The Institute of Reading Development offers summer reading skills programs in partnership with the continuing education departments of more than 100 colleges and universities nationwide. Since 1970, the Institute’s teachers have helped over 3 million students master valuable reading skills and develop a lifelong love of reading.  Programs designed by the Institute give students the right skills, books, and experiences that result in greater success in school and beyond.

We are currently hiring hard-working, encouraging people with a passion for reading to teach our summer programs. As an Institute teacher you will:

  • Earn up to $8,000 in one summer. Our full-time teachers typically earn $600-$750 per week.
  • Improve your teaching skills and confidence during our comprehensive, paid training program.
  • Gain over 400 hours of classroom teaching experience with a variety of age groups from 4-year-olds to adults.
  • Help your students become successful readers with a love of great books.

We are seeking applicants from any academic discipline. All applicants must have an undergraduate degree or higher in their field before the start of our teaching season.

Successful Institute teachers:

  • Have strong reading skills and read for pleasure
  • Are responsible and hard-working, with good communication and organizational skills
  • Will be patient and supportive with students

Learn more about teaching for us and apply today: Summer Teaching Jobs


Travel Grants for undergrads and grad students now available!

Read about the new guidelines for the Graduate Student Travel Assistance Fund and the NEW Clare Hodgson Meeker Fellowships for undergrads!

GRADUATING STUDENTS! Apply for the Kahn Award!

  • The Esther B. and Albert S. Kahn Career Entry Fund for the Arts was established to provide funds to assist talented students who complete undergraduate or graduate programs at Boston University College of Fine Arts at the beginning of their careers. Boston University College of Fine Arts undergraduate or graduate students in the performing and visual arts completing their last semester of study prior to graduation (and not continuing in other programs of study) are eligible to compete for the Kahn Career Entry Fund award. A project proposal, budget, and other application materials are due in the SOM Director’s Office by Monday, March 16th. Download the 2020 Kahn Application, or pick up a copy at the SOM front desk.

Student Services Update February 7, 2020

By Cami SylviaFebruary 7th, 2020in News

❄️ Happy Friday! ❄️

It’s not too soon to think about summer! Here are some great opportunities.

Tango Academy - August 17-23, 2020
Fee: $750 (includes tuition, hotel room & board)

Piano Intensive Workshop - August 12-16, 2020
Fee: $675 (tuition, hotel room & board)

Explore Tango Music with the Grammy-winning Faculty!

The Stowe Tango Academy is open for string players (violin, viola, cello and bass), pianists and bandoneon players. Through workshops, lectures, master classes, chamber ensembles and the Stowe Tango Music Festival Orchestra, participants will learn the language of tango and develop style and technique in their instruments. Previous experience in Tango music is not required.

Artistic Director - Hector Del Curto, Grammy-winning bandoneon player

2020 Guest Artists - bandoneon master Roberto Alvarez, violinist Eduardo Walczak, pianist Pablo Estigarribia

Artist Faculty in residence - pianist Gustavo Casenave (Latin Grammy winner), bassist Pedro Giraudo (Latin Grammy winner), violinist Sami Merdinian, cellist Jisoo Ok


Teach Reading Classes to Students of All Ages

Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2020

The Institute of Reading Development offers summer reading skills programs in partnership with the continuing education departments of more than 100 colleges and universities nationwide. Since 1970, the Institute’s teachers have helped over 3 million students master valuable reading skills and develop a lifelong love of reading.  Programs designed by the Institute give students the right skills, books, and experiences that result in greater success in school and beyond.

We are currently hiring hard-working, encouraging people with a passion for reading to teach our summer programs. As an Institute teacher you will:

  • Earn up to $8,000 in one summer. Our full-time teachers typically earn $600-$750 per week.
  • Improve your teaching skills and confidence during our comprehensive, paid training program.
  • Gain over 400 hours of classroom teaching experience with a variety of age groups from 4-year-olds to adults.
  • Help your students become successful readers with a love of great books.

We are seeking applicants from any academic discipline. All applicants must have an undergraduate degree or higher in their field before the start of our teaching season.

Successful Institute teachers:

  • Have strong reading skills and read for pleasure
  • Are responsible and hard-working, with good communication and organizational skills
  • Will be patient and supportive with students

Learn more about teaching for us and apply today: Summer Teaching Jobs


Travel Grants for undergrads and grad students now available!

Read about the new guidelines for the Graduate Student Travel Assistance Fund and the NEW Clare Hodgson Meeker Fellowships for undergrads!

GRADUATING STUDENTS! Apply for the Kahn Award!

The Esther B. and Albert S. Kahn Career Entry Fund for the Arts was established to provide funds to assist talented students who complete undergraduate or graduate programs at Boston University College of Fine Arts at the beginning of their careers. Boston University College of Fine Arts undergraduate or graduate students in the performing and visual arts completing their last semester of study prior to graduation (and not continuing in other programs of study) are eligible to compete for the Kahn Career Entry Fund award. A project proposal, budget, and other application materials are due in the SOM Director’s Office by Monday, March 16th. Download the 2020 Kahn Application, or pick up a copy at the SOM front desk.

Student Services Update January 31, 2020

By Barbara RaneyJanuary 31st, 2020in News

Happy Friday! Remember, THIS MONDAY, February 3 is the last day to add standard courses.


INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ONLY: Semester Verification

THIS MONDAY, February 3, 2020 is the deadline for semester verification. Check in with the School of Music or the CFA Dean's Office.


TRAVEL GRANTS for undergrads and grad students now available!

Read about the new guidelines for the Graduate Student Travel Assistance Fund and the NEW Clare Hodgson Meeker Fellowships for undergrads!


WILL YOU GRADUATE IN MAY? Apply for the Kahn Award!

The Esther B. and Albert S. Kahn Career Entry Fund for the Arts was established to provide funds to assist talented students who complete undergraduate or graduate programs at Boston University College of Fine Arts at the beginning of their careers. Boston University College of Fine Arts undergraduate or graduate students in the performing and visual arts completing their last semester of study prior to graduation (and not continuing in other programs of study) are eligible to compete for the Kahn Career Entry Fund award. A project proposal, budget, and other application materials are due in the SOM Director’s Office by Monday, March 16th. Download the 2020 Kahn Application, or pick up a copy at the SOM front desk.


IDEA 2020: Embrace Your Impact!

Tickets are now on sale for Innovate@BU's annual student innovation conference,  IDEA 2020: Embrace Your Impact!

  • When/Where: February 15 from 8:30-5:00 at Questrom
  • What: An opportunity for students to explore innovation and entrepreneurship of every kind, and network with peers across BU and other universities, plus professionals
  • Audience: Last year's conference attracted over 300 students from 15 schools in 2 states - including students from 15 of BU's schools!

 

Student Services Update January 24

By Cami SylviaJanuary 24th, 2020in News

Happy first Friday of the Spring semester! I hope everyone is settling back into the groove. If you have lingering registration issues, please come see Barb Raney in room 246 or email braney@bu.edu (include your BU ID).

Remember the following registration deadlines:

  • January 27: Official registration deadline for Continuing Students
  • February 3: Last Day to Add Standard Courses

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ONLY: Semester Verification

Incoming international students: check in with the ISSO. In all following semesters, you’ll need to check in with the School of Music or the CFA Dean's Office for semester verification. Returning international students: MONDAY, February 3, 2020 is the deadline for semester verification. Check in with the School of Music or the CFA Dean's Office.


TRAVEL GRANTS for undergrads and grad students now available!

Read about the new guidelines for the Graduate Student Travel Assistance Fund and the NEW Clare Hodgson Meeker Fellowships for undergrads!


GRADUATE STUDENTS! Apply for the Kahn Award!

The Esther B. and Albert S. Kahn Career Entry Fund for the Arts was established to provide funds to assist talented students who complete undergraduate or graduate programs at Boston University College of Fine Arts at the beginning of their careers. Boston University College of Fine Arts undergraduate or graduate students in the performing and visual arts completing their last semester of study prior to graduation (and not continuing in other programs of study) are eligible to compete for the Kahn Career Entry Fund award. A project proposal, budget, and other application materials are due in the SOM Director’s Office by Monday, March 16th. Download the 2020 Kahn Application, or pick up a copy at the SOM front desk.


TICKET OFFER

Juventas would like to donate tickets for its upcoming Saturday concert featuring DMA pianist Julia Carey: Center Stage. The program also includes the world premiere of "The Pilgrim's Song" by current BU composition student Patrick Walker.

Julia Carey: Center Stage
Saturday, January 25, 7:30pm
First Church Boston
Public Concert Listing HERE
Complimentary Tickets for BU School of Music HERE


Scholarship opportunity! The Hallie Bagley Scholarship was created to help students lift a little bit of financial stress off of their shoulders while also helping to strengthen our communities since the youth of today are our future! Students from all majors and areas of study are encouraged to apply. To be eligible, each applicant will be asked to submit a short essay of no more than 500 words. The award for this scholarship is $1,000 and all applications must be submitted by November 1, 2020. At the conclusion of the application period, a committee will confer and select a winner, they will notify the winner by December 1, 2020.

Eligibility:

You are eligible to apply for the Hallie Gay Walden Bagley Scholarship if you fall into one of the following categories:

  1. You are a high school senior that has already been accepted into a US college or university.
  2. You are a current college or university student.

Apply at http://halliegaywaldenbagleyscholarship.com/


NEW YEAR, NEW CAREER FOCUS! Start out the new year right by taking advantage of these career building workshops, webinars and grant opportunities!

CCD Event Calendar for upcoming workshops and events
Candid Careers to explore careers in various fields
Resources on CCD webpage for Arts
Resources of CCD webpage for Music
Resources of CCD webpage for Theatre


IDEA 2020: Embrace Your Impact!

Tickets are now on sale for Innovate@BU's annual student innovation conference,  IDEA 2020: Embrace Your Impact!

  • When/Where: February 15 from 8:30-5:00 at Questrom
  • What: An opportunity for students to explore innovation and entrepreneurship of every kind, and network with peers across BU and other universities, plus professionals
  • Audience: Last year's conference attracted over 300 students from 15 schools in 2 states - including students from 15 of BU's schools!

FREE WEBINAR

The Hero's Journey for Musicians: How to Create Real Career Traction

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

  • Date: January 29, 2020
  • Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
  • Location: Online Webinar

Discover how three surprising truths about music career success can help you take charge and finally become the artist you are meant to be.

Join us online on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at noon ET as Angela Myles Beeching (CFA'81), Principal, Beyond Talent Consulting will cover the following key points:

  • Get your motivation on: how to “pick yourself" and turn your plans into action
  • Learn how to upgrade your mindset so you can get past the fear, negative self-talk, and procrastination that's held you back.
  • Clarify your purpose: the change you seek to make in the world—so you stay in forward motion

Webinar main topic / industry: Career planning for musicians

Target audience: Aspiring & established musicians in the BU alumni & student community

About the presenter:

Angela Myles Beeching (CFA'81) teaches musicians how to get more of their best work out into the world. The author of Beyond Talent: Creating a Successful Career in Music, Angela is the former director of career and entrepreneurship programs at Manhattan School of Music, Indiana University, and New England Conservatory. Her guest speaking at festivals, conferences, and music schools has taken her to Oslo, Tokyo, London, Vienna, and Helsinki. Angela maintains a thriving consulting practice, working with individuals, ensembles, and institutions to facilitate change. Grab a copy of her 7-step Career Roadmap at AngelaBeeching.com.

This webinar is co-sponsored by Boston University Alumni Relations & the College of Fine Arts School of Music.

The webinar will be conducted using the Zoom online meeting platform. Access information and additional instructions on using the Zoom platform will be provided via email upon successful registration. This webinar is open to all members of the BU community including alumni, students, faculty, and staff.