The UNT Music Entrepreneurship Competition provides an opportunity to promote student engagement, entrepreneurial thinking, and innovative action. Cash prizes totaling $17,000 will be distributed among the top competitors. The competition will also host an artist-in-residency featuring Dr. David Cutler, author of The Savvy Musician, and founder of The Savvy Arts Venture Challenge at the University of South Carolina. All full-time degree-seeking College of Music students are eligible to participate.
Students will prepare music business plans utilizing a variety of resources including online business plan writing tutorials, competition workshops, existing entrepreneurship courses, and faculty mentorship.
Thank you to the guest speakers of the UNT Professional Leadership Program from the College of Business. Students go to learn about the many professional growth opportunities provided by this networking and mentoring program.
The senior recital capstone class had a career development faculty panel including UNT faculty members Dr. Pamela Mia Paul, Dr. Carol Wilson, and Ms. Mary Karen Clardy. Answering to a variety of student questions, topics discussed included starting a professional career, networking, being a women in academia, time management, and other professional topics.
Amanda Zerangue, UNT's copyright librarian visited our entrepreneurship classes to present on Music Copyright Law. She shared a wonderful and detailed slideshow with a wealth of information for our music students.
Debbie Brooks, cellist and founder of DFW Musicians Services, spoke with our entrepreneurship classes covering various topics including professional ethics, networking, career development, and others.
Megan Heber, Director of Communications and Marketing at the UNT College of Music, visited our entrepreneurship undergraduate and graduate classes last week. She shared valuable information on branding, marketing, and social media skills for musicians.
Dr. Jeffrey Snider, voice faculty from the College of Music presented a class on public speaking to the Senior Recital Capstone students.
Dr. Daniel Peak, College of Business faculty and former music major, spoke with our undergraduate and graduate entrepreneurship classes. He shared his expertise in business structures and developing business plans.
Tony Najera, Director of the Dallas/Forth Worth/Denton chapter of Sofar Sounds visited our Musical Entrepreneur Class and discussed how the organization works, what is unique about their intimate concert concept--which has expanded to 278 cities worldwide!--and how they can become involved.