Six student entrepreneurship grants awarded to MCM students
13 Sep 2016
In 2016, the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music launched IgniteLab, a world-class program of career development and entrepreneurship.
IgniteLab recently funded 6 students to curate and create entrepreneurial projects to build their enterprise skills.
The projects funded were:
- Joanna Kerr "Collaboration Connection" – Showcase of independent singer/songwriter artists featuring current and recent VCA students. This played to a full house at Lionel's Lounge.
- Jessica Lindsay Smith "Beautiful Fragments" – An intimate concert format featuring new, third stream works introduced and performed by the composers featuring world premieres by MCM student composers. This played to a full house at the Paris Cat.
- Andrew Groch "Architectonics" – An innovative performance exploring architecture and music featuring world premieres by MCM student composers. This event played to a standing room only audience at the Ian Potter Museum of Art.
- Ethan McAlister "Chroma Collective" – A new composers collective launched in conjunction with the "Composure" series at The Channel, Arts Centre Melbourne. The Daphnis Trio performed world premieres of works by MCM student composers and the composers engaged in a panel discussion with the audience about their works. This event played to a full house at The Channel, Arts Centre Melbourne.
- Tom D'Ath On Demand Recording – Seeing the need for on demand and location recording services at an affordable price, Tom D'ath was funded to establish a service which will launch as a fully moneytised business in 2017.
- Georgia Williams "Mental Practice eBook" – Curious as to how conductors practiced without an orchestra on hand, Georgia Williams has applied the latest sport psychology and music psychology research to produce an ebook on high level learning without your instrument.
Visit the IgniteLab Facebook page for updates about events, workshops and career opportunities for Melbourne Conservatorium students.