Cal Poly to Host Guest Presenters for ‘Entrepreneurship in Music’ Webinar on Feb. 11
The Cal Poly Music Department will present a webinar, “Entrepreneurship in Music,” with guest panelists sharing methods for beginning and sustaining a career in music at 11:10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 11. The panelists will be David Cutler, professor and director of music entrepreneurship at the University of South Carolina, and Mark Tonelli, assistant professor of guitar and entrepreneurship at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois. “The intent of the webinar is to inform and empower college-age musicians to think entrepreneurially about their career in music,” said Arthur White, Cal Poly’s director of jazz studies and moderator of the panel. “Due to the decline in traditional career opportunities, students need to adapt with foresight, ingenuity, diversity and a well-laid out plan of attack.” The event is free and open to the public. More information on the panelists and the presentation is on the department’s calendar website.
2021 Aspire to Grow Conference Set for Feb. 18
The College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences is hosting the third annual Aspire to Grow Conference, exploring innovation in food and agriculture, virtually from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18. Register here for the event. The symposium will focus on new technologies and developments and the role diversity of thought and experience plays in achieving these. Keynote speakers include Michael Frank, executive vice president and CEO of retail at Nutrien; Karen Ross, secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture; Justin Trabue, alumna and assistant winemaker at Lumen Wines; Patricia Carillo, executive director of ALBA Organics; Surendra Dara, cooperative extension advisor with the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources; and Fadzayi Mashiri, Mariposa County director/farm advisor. There are more than 21 million jobs associated with food and agriculture in the U.S. The Aspire to Grow Conference aims to inform and empower students from across campus about the many and varied career opportunities in these industries and create a forum for students to learn from and network with companies for which diversity and inclusion are an essential part of their visions. For more information, visit the conference webpage.
Cal Poly Jazz Ensembles to Present Virtual CD Release Concert on Feb. 19
Cal Poly's Jazz Ensembles will present a virtual CD release concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, to celebrate their recently produced double album titled “another time, another place.” The album is the result of at-home rehearsals by members of the Cal Poly Jazz Ensemble and Cal Poly Vocal Jazz Ensemble that began in March due to the pandemic. Arthur White, director of jazz studies, wrote compositions and arrangements for the groups. The album also features a student composition by Davis Zamboanga, who graduated from Cal Poly with a degree in music in spring 2020. There are guest solos by Grammy Award-winner Randy Brecker and three Grammy-Award nominees: saxophonist Ada Rovatti, trombonist Robin Eubanks, and vibraphonist Joe Locke, who contributed solos from their East Coast home studios. Cal Poly’s Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Contemporary Jazz Group, Hard Bop Group and other student ensembles will perform for the virtual event, which will also include interviews with students who participated in the album-making process. Tickets are $5 and are sold at the Performing Arts Center, ext. 6-4849. For more information, visit the Music Department calendar website.
An Evening With DeRay Mckesson Open to Campus Community on Feb. 23
The Men and Masculinities Program and ASI events invite the campus community to an evening with DeRay Mckesson from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23. Mckesson is a powerful educator, author, civil rights activist and one of the leading voices in the Black Lives Matter movement. Titled, "Let Us Cry: Black Persistence and Masculinity," this conversation will explore the intersections of Blackness, masculinity, and advocacy. The Zoom webinar link is https://calpoly.zoom.us/j/85138638389 and the Zoom webinar ID is 851 3863 8389. Questions? Contact Nick Bilich (email@example.com).
We have a new platform to shine a spotlight on high-profile special events at Cal Poly and throughout our community, focusing on the wide and diverse range of activities on and around our campus. The newly launched Events website will help our colleges, programs, departments and facilities promote exciting events that can be seen by a selected audience. It will update regularly and include events happening in the next 30–45 days. It is not a calendar of all events, and it does not include student club events. Here are some links to help you navigate:
Submitting an Event to the Events.calpoly.edu Website
To submit your event for consideration, please send the event title, date, time, duration, ticket information, intended audience(s) and image (1600 bpi wide) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
University Events Calendar
To find a listing of all events — such as performances, lectures, workshops and more — visit our Master Calendar.
25Live: Space and Event Scheduling can help you schedule or book a venue for an upcoming on-campus event.