UNT Music Entrepreneurship Competition Finalists to Pitch April 22

Students created business plans in hopes of winning some of the more than $19,000 in cash prizes that will be awarded for winners to launch or expand businesses.

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Finalists will make their best cases April 22 in the the second Music Entrepreneurship Competition at the University of North Texas’ College of Music Recital Hall.

In the competition, music students create and submit business plans in hopes of winning some of the more than $19,000 in cash prizes that will be awarded for winners to launch or expand student businesses, according to a news release.

“We are hoping our music entrepreneurship competition this year will help launch even more student businesses and help positively impact the North Texas arts and business community.”
Fabiana Claure

All students in the College of Music were eligible to participate, and in a separate grouping, students from other UNT colleges participated if they were on the same team as a student in the College of Music. 

“Our competitors last year were able to take an idea and turn it into a viable business proposal that gave them the platform to raise funds and launch their businesses. … We are hoping our music entrepreneurship competition this year will help launch even more student businesses and help positively impact the North Texas arts and business community,” said Fabiana Claure, UNT’s director of career development and entrepreneurship in music, who launched the competition last year. 

This year’s judges are Dr. Angela Breeching, Stan Levenson, Deborah Brooks, and Kristin Yost

Three finalists and four honorable mentions were announced April 9 from each classification. They are:

GRADUATE TRACK

Drew Sutherland – Sus4

Johanna Stull – Collab Source

Matthew Fallesen – Unique Studio

UNDERGRADUATE TRACK

Sara Finkle – FINK Tank

Ben Ehrlich – The Beginner’s Guide to the Drum Set

Stephanie Hansen – Velvet Fog

HONORABLE MENTIONS

Carson Dorsey – DIVA

Karen Bronson – Clarity Winds

Adrian Ramirez – Business of Indie Music Design

Andrew Cody Williams – The Twin Swords Project

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