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Project Jumpstart presents arts entrepreneur Kevin Woelfel in mini-residency

Oct. 30, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Project Jumpstart, the career development and entrepreneurship initiative at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, will present entrepreneurship educator Kevin Woelfel, Nov. 7 and 8, in two workshops aimed at defining entrepreneurship for musicians. The events are open to the public and free of charge, and will be held in Sweeney Hall at the Jacobs School of Music on the IU Bloomington campus.

On Monday, Nov. 7 at 6:30 p.m., Woelfel will present the workshop My Life: Musician AND Entrepreneur. Woelfel will unpack the framework for entrepreneurial success in the arts in a discussion aimed at helping students define what they have to offer to future fans, supporters, and customers.

On Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 7:00 p.m., Woelfel will offer the workshop Transforming Ideas into Opportunities. Through description of the I'mART resource framework, he will offer a proactive approach to evaluating opportunities and managing a career.

Woelfel will also be available for individual advising sessions offered to students of the Jacobs School of Music.

Kevin Woelfel is the Director of the Lionel Hampton School of Music at the University of Idaho, and previously served as Director of the Entrepreneurship Center of Music at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Recently, Woelfel founded as a distribution avenue for his I'mART opportunity analysis tool. He is the founder of the companies WolfPak Incorporated and Rocky Mountain Case Works, which both specialize in the production and distribution of high-end of musical instrument cases.

A trumpeter, Woelfel has enjoyed success as an orchestral musician in the classical and popular genres, and has performed with orchestras including Lyric Opera of Chicago, Rhode Island Philharmonic, and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra. As a composer and arranger, Woelfel has written and arranged for a variety of projects, including docudramas for National Public Radio.

Planned in partnership with the IU Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Woelfel's visit marks the first in a series of entrepreneurship education residences offered by Project Jumpstart in the 2011-12 academic year.

Project Jumpstart is a student-centered and student-driven initiative offering a variety of career furthering resources to students at the Jacobs School of Music. For more information, visit