Introduction to Careers in Music
Introduction to Careers in Music – Virtual
Program Dates: July 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 2020
Time: 3:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M (Eastern Time)
If you seriously want to explore a career in music, don’t miss this exciting remote summer opportunity! Students will explore careers in music from performing, teaching, music therapy, composing, audio engineering & technology, management and more. Learn from musicians with visual impairments representing different visual conditions, cultures and musical careers.
Sessions will include:
- Interaction with fellow students remotely (social and “jam” time)
- Exploration of a variety of music career options
- Information on post-secondary educational programs and application process
- Technical and expressive musical training
- Interactive guest speakers
Students should be entering grades 9 through 12 and be advanced/intermediate music students or have strong interest in exploring music careers outside of the performing arena.
Students must be able to access Zoom sessions on a tablet or computer with camera/microphone and be able to use technology independently.
Guest Speakers include:
- ALLIE KADELL-PELTIER, Accessibility Resources at Berklee College of Music, Boston
- JOSH SEBEK, Recording Mastering Engineer and student at Berklee College of Music, Boston
- MATTHEW SHIFRIN, Developer of Project Daredevil and Contemporary Improvisation student at New England Conservatory of Music
- JILL BUCHANAN, Director of The Meraki Center for Therapeutic Arts and Music Therapist at Perkins School for the Blind
- ALEX KRAUTH, Music Educator and alumnus of Carroll Center for the Blind
- BILL MCCANN, Founder and President of Dancing Dots Music Technology
- ELLIS HALL, Grammy nominated American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, arranger, producer, actor and educator and is the declared protege of the legendary Ray Charles. An international artist known as “The Ambassador of Soul,” Ellis sang at the funeral of Helen Keller in New York City. Ellis had congenital glaucoma with deteriorating/monocular vision and attended the Perkins School for the Blind. He lost sight in his functioning eye at age 18 due to injury. Learn more about Ellis Hall here and be sure to check out Ellis Hall’s official Facebook page, Ellis Hall’s official Twitter page and Ellis Hall’s official Instagram page to discover more.
- SHAYY WINN, Musical Artist, Vocalist and 2019 American Idol Top 40 contestant. Throughout the course of her musical career, Shayy has won over the hearts of music lovers from all walks of life. Performing at a variety of venues, making dozens of appearances, all the while recording new singles. Shayy has earned the admiration and affection of countless fans, while serving as both inspiration and role model to so many. Learn more about Shayy Winn here and be sure to check out Shayy Winn’s official Facebook page and Shayy Winn’s official Instagram page to discover more.
Instructor Biography: Jennifer Lucht, COMS (Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist) and BM, MM (Bachelor and Master of Music)
Jennifer enjoys a dual career as a music performer and educator as well as a COMS with the Carroll Center for the Blind.
As a cellist holding music degrees from Indiana University (Bloomington) with postgraduate work at New England Conservatory (Boston), she performs regularly with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and as a member of the Calyx Piano Trio (with Boston Symphony violinist Catherine French and St. Louis pianist Nina Ferrigno). Additional live performances throughout the US, Canada, and Japan include those at Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Tanglewood, and on National Public Radio.
An active music educator, she is a former faculty member of the Longy School of Music (college, community, and preparatory divisions), has created and conducted numerous music education seminars, and maintains a private cello studio in the Boston area. Jennifer is also Director and co-founder of the Carolina Chamber Music Festival (NC), a nonprofit organization presenting public concerts as well as youth and community outreach programs, entering its 18th season in 2020-21.
As a COMS, she was trained at the University of Massachusetts Boston and began her COMS work at the Perkins School for the Blind. Since 2013, she has been a COMS at the Carroll Center for the Blind where she currently serves in both the Education and Community departments.
If you are interested in attending one of our Virtual Youth Summer Programs, our admissions team is ready to answer any questions you may have. Please contact us at (617) 969-6200, extension 216, toll free at (800) 852-3131 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Out-of-state individuals who are registered with their local state blindness agency should make an inquiry to their case manager.