In the 2017 Music Entrepreneurship Competition, plans were evaluated based on demonstrated creativity, innovation, thoroughness, and project feasibility.

Three finalists in each track of the Music Entrepreneurship Competition were invited to present their business plans before judges in the Final Round and Grand Finale events.

The UNT Music Entrepreneurship Competition provides an opportunity to promote student engagement, entrepreneurial thinking, and innovative action. Over $18,000 in cash prizes were distributed among the top competitors in the 2017 Competition.

Dr. Fabiana Claure, Director of Career Development and Entrepreneurship in Music, moderated a career-development panel during UNT's CollabFest and discussed topics such as building an online presence, creating professional portfolios, and positioning yourself in the marketplace.

In-class Networking Event – Entrepreneurship students pitched their music business plans to each other and role played as potential investors and sponsors.

Career development helps music students learn the real-world skills to succeed as professional musicians, music industry entrepreneurs and performing arts managers.

UNT named one of the top 15 music business schools in 2017 by billboard magazine

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UNT Innovative Music Programming Competition

Application Deadline: October 1, 2017
Live Final Round: October 18 (during music entrepreneurship departmental)
Winner’s Concert: November 9th at Greater Denton Arts Council

The goal of this competition is to encourage students to create compelling and interactive
musical programs that engage audiences, cross musical genres, foster interdisciplinary
collaborations, and push boundaries. The winner(s) of this competition will earn the
opportunity to perform off-campus at the Greater Denton Arts Council on November 9, 2017,
will receive a $250 monetary award to promote the concert and attract an audience, and will
be featured on UNT’s music entrepreneurship’s website and social media platforms.

More information at http://career.music.unt.edu/innovative-music-competition

UNT Student Entrepreneurs Interview with Jen Guzman, Denton Program Director of Texas Winds Musical Outreach

Student Entrepreneur Spotlight

What’s the venture you’ve recently launched? I am the Denton County Program Director for Texas Winds Musical Outreach, a nonprofit that brings classical music to nursing homes, hospitals, veterans, and children in DFW. For our Denton County outreach, I secure funding, schedule concerts, and perform in a duo with my husband, saxophonist Tony Barrette.

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