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Alain Barker

Jacobs School of Music

Expert Bio

Alain Barker, director of entrepreneurship and career development at the IU Jacobs School of Music, has an entrepreneurial career that includes arts organization development, arts policy research, communications and marketing, teaching and performance. In 2014, he was appointed director of the Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development at the IU Jacobs School of Music. Before that, he directed the Jacobs School’s marketing and publicity operations.

Barker was executive director of the Bloomington Early Music Festival from 1994 to 2004 and has worked as a consultant to not-for-profits. He serves on a number of local board and commissions. As a flutist, Barker has performed in recitals, music festivals and orchestras around the U.S. and has toured internationally.

Areas of Expertise

Music entrepreneurship, music careers, arts organization development.

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