ROC: Teaching Entrepreneurship to Musicians and Artistry to Businesses

ROC: Teaching Entrepreneurship to Musicians and Artistry to Businesses
Thursday, April 17 at 3:30 PM
UGA Chapel

Join the Road of Creativity (ROC) Ensemble as they perform a concert featuring music by Queen, Leonard Cohen, Radiohead, Charlie Daniels Band, and Mumford & Sons.

Entrepreneurship prevails as the discipline behind the ROC Ensemble’s inception. ROC is a group of classically-trained musicians that has ventured into the unfamiliar yet friendly territory of rock! Its members work as college professors and active freelance musicians, including at the University of Georgia, and have performance credits that include Carnegie Hall, the White House and Grammy Award-winning recordings.

ROC has chosen to step out of the comfortable box of classical classical music and into the rock genre for many of the same reasons that an organization may find itself moving in new directions – to diversify and grow, become more relatable to its clients and chase a higher potential as musicians and people. ROC is a consultancy that demonstrates key principles of creativity through engaging musical performances and workshops. Its workshops help organizations gain a greater sense of how to infuse the process of creativity into their daily operations. ROC brings refreshing insights into cross-training/mental agility, collaboration, communication, risk taking, metaphor, and asking the right questions.

ROC Ensemble:

Ben Robinette, soprano saxophone

Xin Gao, soprano saxophone

Connie Frigo, alto saxophone

Brian Perez, tenor saxophone

Gary Paulo, baritone saxophone

Tom Gibson, trombone

David Zerkel, tuba

Greg Hankins, piano

Paul Stevens, drums

Sponsored by Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE) and the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts as part of UGA Thinc. Week.