Learn to differentiate your value in the workforce: you’ll do that here.

The Fine Arts Entrepreneurship Residency provides an opportunity for Southeast students from all departments, at no cost, to learn about what it takes to be successful during a career search and how to elevate yourself over the competition.  

Fine Arts Entrepreneurship Residency 

The 2021 Fine Arts Entrepreneurship Schedule is continuing to be developed as we speak! Check back often as we update the information. 

All sessions qualify for R&C for Southeast Music students! All workshop sessions will be available also via Zoom!  

  • Session 1: "Surviving the Real World with Nothing but the Skills You Picked Up in Music School" 
    • This session will be led by Southeast Department of Music alumnus, Mr. Rhett Hendrickson. Mr. Hendrickson will go over stress management as an alternative to "prison-time," having to work with people who may not deserve your collaboration, and how not to sell yourself short to get the gig! Join us in the Dobbins Center Room 120 on Friday, March 26 at 11:30 a.m. 
  • Session 2: "The Covid Shuffle: Pivoting During the Pandemic"  
    • Our guests will go over how they have had to shift their professional and personal balances during this pandemic. Join us in the Dobbins Center Room 120 on Friday, March 26 at 12:30 p.m. 
  • Session 3: "How to Be More Creative" 
    • In this hands-on and engaging workshop, participants will discover how to enhance their creativity. Covered are such topics as the difference between innovation and creativity, finding your creative side, and why we are sometimes afraid to be creative. Participants will walk away with numerous tools they can use right now to be more creative. Join us in Shuck Recital Hall, RCS 302, on Friday, March 26 at 1:30 p.m. 
  • Closing Event: Violon d'Ingres: A Violin and Piano Recital 
    • Sunday, March 28, 2021 at 3 p.m. in Shuck Recital Hall as a part of the March Sunday's at 3 Program  

Dr. Sophia Han 

Violin, Assistant Professor of Violin and Viola and Fine Arts Entrepreneurship Coordinator 

Described by the Classical Voices of North Carolina as "a polished [and] fully professional performer," violinist Sophia Han is the concertmaster and assistant professor of upper strings at Southeast Missouri State University. A versatile musician, Han is equally comfortable in classical and popular music settings having performed as guest soloist with orchestras across the U.S. as well as appearing on tour with artists such as Michael Bublé, and STARSET. Currently serving as the assistant concertmaster of Paducah Symphony Orchestra, Han has recently appeared as the concertmaster of SIFEST, assistant concertmaster of Tallahassee Symphony,  and is in demand as an adjudicator. Han's experience in arts management comes from having served as an Artistic Liaison and Box Office Supervisor for Brevard Music Center and is currently on the River Campus Managerial Board.    

Dr. Galen Dean Peiskee 

Pianist 

Galen Dean Peiskee has established a career as an accomplished chamber musician, soloist, orchestral pianist, choral accompanist, and vocal coach. He has performed all over the United States as well as throughout the world in Austria, Poland, Italy, Greece, Spain, Cuba and Bolivia. Dean has enjoyed premiering works by Gregory Wanamaker, Piotr Szewczyk, Paul Richards, Gary Smart, Stephanie Pieczynski, Valerie Coleman, Roger Zare, and Timothy Hoekman. He is a founding member of both the Young-Peiskee Flute-Piano Duo and the Cerulean Trio; he also performs as a member of the Bold City Contemporary Ensemble and the Emerald Trio. He made his Carnegie Hall debut in May 2017, performing music of Timothy Hoekman in Weill Recital Hall. Dean’s playing can be heard on the CD “Bliss Point,” published by Navona Records, and with clarinetist Jackie Glazier on the CD “Magic Forest Scenes,” published by Centaur Records.  

Mr. Rhett Hendrickson 

Mr. Rhett Hendrickson is a Senior Trainer and member of the Global Training Team for Dale Carnegie Training TM in all four core areas:  Interpersonal Relations and Stress Management, Sales, Leadership, and Public Speaking – garnering consistent participant evaluation scores above the 95thpercentile.  He has been retained by a wide variety of companies including Procter & Gamble, Nestle Purina, US Bank, Digicel South Pacific Islands, Hendrix Genetics, Continental Automotive, and IBM, to name a few. An alumnus from the Department of Music at Southeast Missouri State University, Mr. Hendrickson brings the unique perspective of applying a music education to the business world in a capitalist, twenty-first century, Western society.  

Dr. Steven Stovall 

Dr. Steven Stovall is the Assistant Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship at Southeast Missouri State University. Stovall brings to the classroom a wealth of real-world business experience. He has started four companies – the latest was Austin’s Casual Eatery & Bar in Wilmington, Ohio, a 150-seat restaurant in the heart of the historic district. In addition, he has held executive positions with a Fortune 500 company in the fields of Sales and Human Resources Management. As a management consultant, he has worked with hundreds of companies throughout North, Central, and South America. Dr. Stovall is a professional speaker having conducted numerous workshops on management, supervision, sexual harassment avoidance, team building, social media, stress and time management, motivation, entrepreneuring, increasing sales, improving customer service, and other topics. He has addressed local, state, and national organizations as well as CEOs and managers of multibillion-dollar companies. 

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