Wednesday, 3 June 2009

CFP: Puerto Rico Conference on Music Entrepreneurship (Puerto Rico)

7 - 9 AUGUST 2009

Panel: "Disciplining Entrepreneurship in Music Higher Education"

America's music schools are adopting entrepreneurship education at a steady rate. However, the lack of an accepted definition or conception of "entrepreneurship" has spawned a diverse range of curricular structuring. Concurrently, a lack of scholarship concerning these efforts has buttressed perceptions of "entrepreneurship education in music" as "business education for music students."

With new and progressive literature on entrepreneurship emerging from the economic, cognitive and social sciences, many Music Entrepreneurship programs (and students) have yet to reap the rewards of this scholarship. As this field emerges, developing a solid intellectual foundation is critical to the success and sustainability of these efforts.

The Puerto Rico Conference on Music Entrepreneurship invites papers that address Entrepreneurship education in American music training. We are particularly interested in papers that explore:

1. Theoretical or philosophical structuring
2. Curricular and program design
3. New approaches to pedagogy
4. Interdisciplinary connections
5. Conceptualizations of "Entrepreneurship" in the context of Music training
6. Continuities and discontinuities of entrepreneurship education in business and arts

Please send a 250 word abstract by email to Kevin Woelfel, PRCOME Director of Academic Programs: . Deadline for abstracts is June 15, 2009. Papers will be limited to 10 minutes (approximately) 8 pages, double spaced. Inquiries concerning submissions are encouraged. Conference registration within one week of acceptance notification is required for full paper acceptance.

The Puerto Rico Conference on Music Entrepreneurship (PRCOME) explores exciting career tracks beyond the traditional job pathways. Workshops, lectures and instruction will help you envision and forge a career as a music entrepreneur. The three-day conference offers sessions specifically tailored for performers, college faculty and administration, and music industry professionals.

This year's keynote speaker will be Blair Tindall, author of the controversial memoir, Mozart in the Jungle: Sex, Drugs, and Classical Music, and a second keynote speaker TBA.

This international conference is located at the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music, the national music conservatory of Puerto Rico. It is located in a stunning brand-new facility in Miramar, near Old San Juan, overlooking the ocean and adjacent to the resort area, providing the perfect backdrop for the weekend conference. The Conservatory was created by Law 35 on June 12, 1959 under the artistic leadership of the illustrious Spanish cellist Pablo Casals.

PRCOME - COME to Puerto Rico! Join us for this thought provoking conference and learn how to envision and establish your own career while earning a living doing what you love - music.

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