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Career Exploration Seminar with Jill Collier Warne, Founder of Creative Connections

Career Exploration Seminar with Jill Collier Warne, Founder of Creative Connections

Date and Time

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM


  • Haas Center for Performing Arts » 1325 - Sherman Van Solkema Hall


Career Exploration Seminar with: JILL COLLIER WARNE
Founder, Creative Connections [partner organization for Grand Rapids Symphony with Soul]
Faculty, Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University


Jill Collier Warne is a dynamic musician who performs and teaches cello as well as leads innovative music workshops. She brought her expertise and creative process to the Peabody Conservatory and Johns Hopkins University where she founded two new courses. Students in these courses expand their leadership and musical skills through community engagement in order to address the ever-changing landscape of the music industry. She is the founder of a musical immersion collective, Creative Connections. Annually Creative Connections draws musicians from London to Baltimore to create a weeklong performance project that involves peoples of diverse age, socio-economic, cultural, and education backgrounds. Similarly Creative Connections has been a part of the Grand Rapids Symphony with Soul since 2013, creating original compositions with the Mosaic Scholars and symphony members. Through her musicianship and interactive approach, Jill has transcended borders and developed engaging musical performances in prisons, inner city schools, and rural community centers here in the United States as well as in Iceland, Africa, Spain and the United Kingdom. 

During her tenure as Education Director of the Baltimore Youth Orchestra's Bridges program, Collier was recognized for her groundbreaking leadership in the creation of a successful inner city strings program. She contributed to the internationally recognized El Sistema movement through her teaching at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's OrchKids program. Jill also developed a unique new music ensemble at Baltimore School for the Arts. This captivating performance group received accolades for their original collaborative compositions from Eighth Blackbird and the Evolution Music Series. Collier draws on her own experiences and her education as a graduate from the University of Michigan, Cleveland Institute of Music, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Suzuki teacher training. She loves teaching young people cello, exploring creativity, being a mom and living near family in Michigan.


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