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Wednesday, May 16 • 11:00am - 11:20am
Learning Music Entrepreneurship by Doing: How to Create Experiential Opportunities in an Academic Setting

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This session is part of the Music Business Educators Meetup — a time for professors, faculty members, and other higher-education enthusiasts to review the past semester, present new trends that can benefit the classroom, and discuss the future of music business education. 

An integral part of teaching music entrepreneurship involves helping students learn through experiential opportunities. Entrepreneurship, just like music, is best learned through practice and experience. In order to successfully implement hands-on learning opportunities, a few questions arise:

  • How can we effectively create these experiences for our students outside of the classroom ?
  • How can we build student engagement and participation in non-required events?

Students are very busy with their required academic coursework and other activities. Capturing their attention and getting them involved in non-required events can be a challenge.

Using the model Fabiana Claure created and implemented at the University of North Texas College of Music’s Career Development and Entrepreneurship in Music Program — recognized among the Top 15 Best Music Business Schools by Billboard Magazine (2017) — this presentation will provide an overview of the various types of experiential learning initiatives that can be launched in an academic setting. It will also describe common challenges and potential solutions to take into consideration while launching these initiatives.

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Fabiana Claure

Director of Career Development & Entrepreneurship in Music, University of North Texas College of Music
Fabiana Claure is a multifaceted concert pianist, educator, and entrepreneur. Her diverse musical career and successful business experience, as well as her international background—having lived in the US, Bolivia, and Cuba—have allowed her to gain an empowering and global perspective towards music and entrepreneurship education. Fabiana is the Director of Career Development and Entrepreneurship in Music at the University of North Texas where she is spearheading the creation of the music entrepreneurship program. Since her arrival to UNT, she has founded several initiatives including the Music Entrepreneurship Competition, the Innovative Music Programming Competition, a bi-weekly departmental, a student artist entrepreneur organization, and an internship program. Several of her UNT students have gone on to raise start-up funds and create successful music businesses while in school. After only one year since its launch, the UNT College of Music entrepreneurship program earned national recognition being ranked among the Top 15 Music Business Schools in 2017 by Billboard magazine.Fabiana is also the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Superior Academy of Music (SAM) in Miami, FL. Her academy has been featured twice on national television (PBS). SAM’s students have won full-tuition university scholarships, local and state certificates of excellence, and have been selected to perform at Carnegie Hall. Fabiana is an internationally certified examiner for the Royal Conservatory of Music and holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance degree with cognates in Music Business and Entertainment Industries from the University of... Read More →

Wednesday May 16, 2018 11:00am - 11:20am
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