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 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.

Student Services Update January 17

By Cami SylviaJanuary 17th, 2020in News

 WELCOME BACK and HAPPY NEW YEAR! ✨

I hope your holidays were terrific and you’re ready to dive into another semester. As the university observes Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 20, all CFA buildings will be card access only. This means you will need to bring your BUID to campus in order to access the building(s) on Monday. The School of Music Office and the Dean’s Office will be closed in observance of the holiday.


AUDITION SEASON IS HERE! Audition dates for this year are: January 17, January 24, January 27, January 31, February 3, February 7, and February 10. We expect hundreds of auditionees and their families on these days. We greatly appreciate your patience and thank you in advance for being warm & welcoming!

Are you looking to be an Admissions Ambassador and help out on audition days? If you have not done so yet, please fill out the Google form with your availability for Mondays & Fridays. There will be free food! 🍕 You will also be able to indicate if you would like to serve on a student panel for our afternoon information sessions.


CLASSES START this coming Tuesday, January 21. Bear in mind 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.


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 


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.


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!

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

  • 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.

Student Services Update December 13, 2019

By Cami SylviaDecember 13th, 2019in News

Happy end of semester! Please note that the CFA Building will be closed Tuesday, December 24 through Wednesday, January 1. I wish everyone a joyous holiday season and happy, healthy New Year and look forward to seeing you when classes start on Tuesday, January 21st.

A few end-of-semester housekeeping notes:

  • Spring 2020 tuition bills are due December 17, so please make sure you’re fully registered for all of your classes before then.
  • For those graduate students who have applied to graduate in January (graduation date: January 25, 2020), please take note of the following important deadlines. You may direct any questions to Dr. Lynn Eustis, Director of Graduate Studies in Music, at leustis@bu.edu.
    • January 6, 2020: thesis/dissertation submission deadline. For more information on the submission process, please refer to http://library.bu.edu/theses.
    • January 10, 2020: All recitals must be completed and paperwork submitted to Ben Court in CFA room 240.
  • If you plan to graduate in May and haven’t yet applied to graduate, please do so before you head out for the semester break.

Best of luck on your finals, recitals and/or juries!


News around town and beyond:

Are you a woman making music in Boston? If so, Women In Music's Boston chapter can use your help. They have a community survey which will help them better understand our art and performance communities in the greater Boston area and with that information, create educational and informational opportunities through this nonprofit in the coming year. Anyone who completes the survey will receive 6 months of free membership to our chapter.

Links to the Survey:

https://forms.gle/Dz7QTAR8YGd8tsfs7

bit.ly/WIMBOSSurvey

Facebook, Instagram and chapter website


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. Young musicians that are already laureates of any other competition member of the World Federation International Music Competitions benefit from special application terms. Upon submitting the application form (without the video), they will enter directly the First Stage of the Enescu Competition 2020. The only requirement is to provide a proof of their previous winning. It is also applicable to all semifinalists of the previous Enescu Competition editions.

The candidates can find the rules for the 2020 Enescu Competition on the Enescu Festival website following this link. Information about the George Enescu International Competition and the rules for applying are available on https://www.festivalenescu.ro/en.

For more details & questions about the competition:
Yvonna Țăranu-Hofnar |
competition@festivalenescu.ro

Student Services Update December 6, 2019

By Cami SylviaDecember 6th, 2019in News

❄️ Happy Friday! ❄️

Since winter weather is here, I would like to remind everyone of the college’s policy to lock its buildings in the event that the university announces an emergency snow closure. Should BU close due to inclement weather, we ask that you do not come to campus. You can find out about any closures by visiting the University’s home page or BU Today, or listen to announcements on authorized radio and television stations.


SOLOISTS’ COMPETITION APPLICATION DEADLINE: Today, Friday, December 6th by 4:45 pm!

Download the Guidelines and Application for more details. Deadline for entries is Friday, December 6, 2019 by 4:45pm. Application forms must be left in Professor Doña’s box. No late applications will be accepted. You can also submit an online application here. Online applications will not be considered complete until Prof. Doña receives an email from your applied instructor approving your competition entry.

See additional competition details here.


Guess who’s coming to CFA today? Stella the therapy dog, courtesy of her manager, Professor Linda Toote.


Great Career Resource!

Have you checked out New England Conservatory’s terrific Bridge Worldwide Music Connection? As a BU student, you have access to this great resource (just click on “Institution Subscribers”) to look for jobs, brush up on your resume writing skills and more. Check it out!


Scholarship Opportunity!
Reading Community Singers is a not-for-profit community chorus dedicated to sharing the love of music with people of all ages.  As part of this commitment we support the advancement of music education by providing a scholarship to a student pursuing a career in music.

Scholarship details and requirements:

• The one-time award is for $1,500.
• The application process is open to any graduating high school senior or full time undergraduate student pursuing a major or minor in music.
• Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program for the 2020-2021 academic year.
• Applicants must reside in Reading, MA or a town in the surrounding area.
• The application must be postmarked no later than December 31, 2019.
• Finalists will be notified by January 15, 2020.
• Finalists will perform a 10-15 minute audition on Sunday, February 9, 2020.
• The winner of the RCS scholarship MUST perform at the RCS Spring Concert on Saturday night, May 16, 2020, and at the dress rehearsal on Friday night, May 15, 2020.  There will be no exception to this requirement.

Complete scholarship details and an application may be found on our website: www.readingcommunitysingers.org/scholarship/

Contact:  Gina Healy, RCS Vice-President
Gmh1210@aol.com or info@readingcommunitysingers.org


IDEA 2020 Registration is open! On 2/15, explore innovation & entrepreneurship

Registration is open for IDEA Conference 2020!

Get ready to dive into innovation and entrepreneurship at IDEA 2020! On February 15, students and alumni from BU and beyond are invited to:

  • connect with world-class innovators,
  • learn to approach any opportunity or challenge like an entrepreneur, and
  • leave inspired to embrace your passions and use them to make meaningful impact!

Innovate@BU's 3rd Annual
IDEA Conference 2020

Saturday, February 15, 2020 | 8:30am-5pm

Questrom School of Business
595 Commonwealth Avenue

The day includes:

  • 10+ workshops including funding, marketing, creative entrepreneurship, pitching, team building, institutional innovation, and more!
  • 5 inspiring ignite talks from BU and Boston entrepreneurs making impact across industries.
  • An expert panel, How to Create the World You Want to Live In (and make some money doing it). 
  • and more to be announced soon 

The IDEA Conference is organized and hosted by Boston University's Innovate@BU initiative and is generously sponsored by Lou Volpe, Questrom’78, Managing Partner, Kodiak Venture Partners

Register Today

Student Services Update November 22, 2019

By Cami SylviaNovember 22nd, 2019in News

🍂 HAPPY FRIDAY! 🍁

 

 Who’s looking forward to the Thanksgiving break?!?

Thanksgiving CFA building closing hours

Thursday, 11/28: closed
Friday, 11/29: closed
Saturday, 11/30: card-access only
Sunday, 12/1: Open normal Sunday hours


SPEND YOUR SPRING BREAK IN CUBA!
The BU Spring Break Cuba 2020 program is still accepting applications. The program is a one-credit course where students spend a week in Havana learning about the rich arts and history of Cuba. If you are interested in applying, please submit a statement of academic interest (150 words) to afamcuba@bu.edu. The application window will be closing soon.


GREAT INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY!
Read about the Television Academy Foundation internship program and the internships categories including music production!


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.


The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) is now accepting applications for Spring 2020 funding. The application deadline is noon on Thursday, December 5. Students apply for funding to work between 5-10 hours per week, for which the following support is available:

  • Student Research Award (SRA): funded entirely by UROP;
  • Faculty Matching Grant (FMG): funding split equally between UROP and the faculty mentor's research funds;
  • Supplies Award: up to $500 for research supplies, transferred directly to faculty mentor's department.

Students must specify in the application a stipend amount based on the following guideline of hours worked per week paid at $13 per hour:

  • 5 hours/week = $650 total for the semester
  • 8 hours/week = $1,040 total for the semester
  • 10 hours/week = $1,300 total for the semester

If you are interested in applying for UROP funding, please visit www.bu.edu/urop to learn more about the program and the application process. Applicants are required to have their faculty mentor write a letter of recommendation by 11:59PM on Thursday, December 5, which must be submitted through the link below:

http://www.bu.edu/urop/mentors/recommendation-forms/


CAPE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA VIOLIN CONCERTO COMPETITION
At the Cape Symphony, our mission is to inspire joy. We believe in having fun, sharing beauty, and making people feel wonderful. We hire charismatic performers and our passionate conductor Jung-Ho Pak guides them – and the audience – on an amazing journey.

We'd like to invite you to apply for a chance to perform with our professional orchestra on Cape Cod, one of the world's most sought-after destinations. Violinists of all nationalities ages 18 and up may take part in this competition. The competition will take place in two rounds, from which the judges will select a winner. Both rounds will be completed via recorded video.

The winner will perform a Mozart concerto with the Cape Symphony, Cape Cod, Massachusetts on May 2 and 3, 2020.

Click here to learn more or click here to complete the application.

Student Services Update November 15, 2019

By Cami SylviaNovember 15th, 2019in News

Happy Friday!

SPRING COURSE REGISTRATION

Spring 2020 course registration continues THIS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17 for our first-year students. Here’s a quick re-cap of the process:

Step 1: On your Student Link, make sure that you are in compliance with all University regulations. If you are out of compliance in any way (local address, phone number, immunizations, your account, etc.), you will be blocked from registration.

Step 2: Download the WebReg form http://www.bu.edu/cfa/current-students/forms-and-procedures/

Step 3: Check your program-specific course requirements in the Bulletin (remember, if you started your program earlier than Fall ’19, check the year you started in the Bulletin archives); have a look at your Degree Advice report (on your Student Link under Academics → Academic Advising → Degree report); and complete the WebReg form

Step 4: Schedule a time to meet with your advisor (for undergrads, it’s Barb Raney; for grad students, it’s your faculty advisor) and get his/her signature on your completed WebReg form, plus the academic advising code sticker


Professional Development Workshops offered by Professor Tanya Gabrielian!

Monday, November 18 in Room 219, 7-9 PM
Cover Letters and Interviews

Geared towards DMA students, but applicable for everyone! Any time you contact anyone, whether it be for a teaching job at any level, concert opportunity, etc., you should include a cover letter and prepare for standard interview questions. If you would like to have your cover letter critiqued by everyone in the seminar, do send your letter no later than November 11 (tgab@bu.edu). Otherwise, bring samples of what you have written previously.

Student Services Update November 8, 2019

By Cami SylviaNovember 8th, 2019in News

HAPPY FRIDAY!

A reminder that the main School of Music office will be closed on Monday, November 11, 2019, in observance of Veterans Day. The SOM Production office will be open and production staff and stage crew will be on duty for ensemble rehearsals and departmental recitals – and you still have regular classes! SOM Curriculum Library will be open, as well, and a small number of staff will be in place in the CFA Dean’s office.


SPRING COURSE REGISTRATION

Spring 2020 course registration continues THIS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10 for our sophomores. Here’s a quick re-cap of the process:

Step 1: On your Student Link, make sure that you are in compliance with all University regulations. If you are out of compliance in any way (local address, phone number, immunizations, your account, etc.), you will be blocked from registration.

Step 2
: Download the WebReg form http://www.bu.edu/cfa/current-students/forms-and-procedures/

Step 3
: Check your program-specific course requirements in the Bulletin (remember, if you started your program earlier than Fall ’19, check the year you started in the Bulletin archives); have a look at your Degree Advice report (on your Student Link under Academics → Academic Advising → Degree report); and complete the WebReg form

Step 4
: Schedule a time to meet with your advisor (for undergrads, it’s Barb Raney; for grad students, it’s your faculty advisor) and get his/her signature on your completed WebReg form, plus the academic advising code sticker


CASS Build Your Resume: Internships, Fellowships, Research, and Service

TODAY! Friday, November 8, 3:00 - 5:00 PM

CAS, Room 216 | Snacks will be served!🍿🍎

Link to RSVPhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/build-your-resume-internships-fellowships-research-service-tickets-76921571491



Professional Development Workshops offered by Professor Tanya Gabrielian!

Monday, November 18 in Room 219, 7-9 PM
Cover Letters and Interviews

Geared towards DMA students, but applicable for everyone! Any time you contact anyone, whether it be for a teaching job at any level, concert opportunity, etc., you should include a cover letter and prepare for standard interview questions. If you would like to have your cover letter critiqued by everyone in the seminar, do send your letter no later than November 11 (tgab@bu.edu). Otherwise, bring samples of what you have written previously.


SPRING BREAK IN CUBA!!!


Hey! Check out Quadio!


SOM Director, Dr. Gregory Melchor-Barz, will be giving a talk on 11/21 in the Marshall Room!


Late Night at Emmanuel presents: Renaissance Men - On This Island

Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 8PM and 10PM
One-hour concerts curated by members of the ensemble presented in a cabaret setting with food and drink.

Special student rush tickets available!
Use code RUSH50 for $5 student tickets for the 10PM concert.
Also available at the door at the 10PM concert.

Click here to purchase tickets for the 8pm show. Click here for tickets to 10pm!


DISCOUNT CONCERT TICKETS! Henry Purcell Society of Boston

Mad Songs, Dialogues and Trios
$20 student tickets with the code "Friend50"

Teresa Wakim, soprano
Susanna Ogata, violin
Emily Dahl Irons, violin
Andrus Madsen, harpsichord
Colleen McGary Smith, viola da gamba and cello
Catherine Liddell, theorbo and early guitar

With special guests
Roy Sansom and Daniel Meyers, recorders and percussion,
MaryRuth Lown, soprano and Jacob Cooper, baritone

Sunday November 17, 2019 at 4pm
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
15 Saint Paul St
Brookline, MA 02446


2nd Vienna International Music Competition

Open to ALL instruments - ALL ages

Piano - Strings - Voice - Wind - Chamber Music

Recitals at Vienna KONZERTHAUS
Over 35.000€ in prizes
Video recording, cash prizes, management

Application Deadline: 30 November 2019
Online Competition (Video Selection - No travel required)
www.viennacompetition.com