Professional Studies and Fine Arts

Professional Studies and Fine Arts

Presentation Topics, Sessions, and Panels*

*This list is subject to change. Session times and final schedule coming soon.

Presentation Topic


The ABC’s of Arts Entrepreneurship Education:
Best Practices for Developing and Teaching a Collegiate Course in Arts Entrepreneurship
Josef Hanson
Assistant Professor of Music
University of Massachusetts, Boston
Cross-Disciplinary Exercises to Teach Entrepreneurship Jim Hart
Director of Arts Entrepreneurship
Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist University
The Future of the Arts. Creative Entrepreneurs Bernhard Schroeder
Director, Lavin Entrepreneurship Center
Fowler College of Business, San Diego State University
Perceptions of Career Successes and Career Expectations in Music Karen Munnelly
Director of Professional Programs
College of Fine Arts, University of Texas, Austin
Developing the Entrepreneurial Mindset Through a String Quartet Residency Program Elizabeth Oakes
Director, University of Iowa String Quartet Residency Program
University of Iowa

Megan Gray
University Of Iowa
First-Year Performing Artists in Theatre and Dance:
What Are They Thinking? - An Interactive Workshop
Scott Blackshire
PhD Candidate, Performance as Public Practice Program
School of Theatre and Dance, University of Texas, Austin
Individuals in the Arts:
A Business Model Canvas for Personal Development
Cong Cong Zheng
Associate Professor of Management
Fowler College of Business, San Diego State University
Fail, Succeed, Learn:
Recreating the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in the Classroom
Matt Clark
Artist, Assistant Professor of Practice
University of Texas, Arlington
Fear of Forms:
Overcoming Anxiety in Financial Literacy Education for Artists
Jessica Jones
artist, activist, educator, certified public accountant
Scrum-ming It Out:
Testing Agile Management in Arts Entrepreneurship Laboratories
Kate Flemming
Program Coordinator
Tabor School of Business Center for Entrepreneurship, Milliken University
Training the Musician in 2017:
Case Model in Entrepreneurship
Toni James
Assistant Professor of Music
San Diego State University, San Diego

Marian Liebowitz
Professor of Music
San Diego State University

Kevin Hernandez
San Diego State University
Healthy Students, Balanced Professionals:
Incorporating Wellness and Mental Health Into the Arts Entrepreneurship Curriculum
Nathan Longfit
Career Services Manager
College of Fine Arts, University of Texas, Austin
The Impact of Entrepreneurship Education on Launching a Career in the Arts Recent Alumni
San Diego State University, San Diego
Strategic Thinking in Arts Entrepreneurship Todd Stuart
Director of Arts Management and Entrepreneurship
Miami University
Today I fly:
The Extraordinarily Innovative Divaolo Dance Company, a story of Innovation Leadership
Jonathan Gangi
Professor in Arts Entrepreneurship
The Pennsylvania State University
Utilizing Action Research to Study Arts Entrepreneurship Practice Jason White
Assistant Professor of Arts Management and Entrepreneurship
College of Charleston
Branding for Arts Entrepreneurs:
Know Yourself, Tell Your Story
Mark Samples
Assistant Professor of Musicology
Central Washington University
How to Develop a Mindset for Success Sonya Highfield
Real World Creatives
Perspectives From the Field:
A New Generation of Southern California Cultural Leaders Tell Their Stories

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Perspectives From the Field:
Empowering Individuals in the Arts Using 21st Century Business Platforms - Why and How We Built Them
Steven Cox

Grace Cho
Perspectives From the Field:
What’s Needed from Higher Education in Developing the Next Gen

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