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Marian Liebowitz, D.M.A.
Professor Emeritus of Music, Entrepreneurship in the Arts


My role as an F-SMP mentor is to support student driven, self-initiated Entrepreneurship Projects in Music via private advisement, periodic workshops by myself and guest experts, and assignments specific to development of the project. Converting high quality artistic endeavors into successful businesses model is my goal as a mentor and the next step for students who have taken Music 515 (Professional Orientation for Performers) and/ or Music 518 (Community Outreach Practicum). Students will demonstrate an understanding of research, business and creative practices in order to create sustainable income-generating artistic efforts.


Conducted in partnership with the Lavin Entrepreneurship Center, protégés utilize research, scholarship and/or creative practices within an incubation strategy. Projects are presented throughout the academic year to various panels comprised of business and arts leaders who provide feedback for evolution of the project. Protégés then share their work, vision, and/or conclusions to peers and superiors at campus, regional or national research and creativity forums.


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Marian Liebowitz
FSMP Guitar Team