Allison Emm will lead this workshop on networking and its role in the music industry. Jeremy Fojut, Cofounder of NEWaukee will join Allison as a special guest!
Allison M. Schweitzer (aka Allison Emm) is a horn player, pianist and conductor from Wauwatosa, WI. She began Wisconsin Music Ventures in the summer of 2019 as a way to offer musician friends fun, engaging performance experiences while serving as accessible listening opportunities for her private music students and others who might “find” the live music. Allison has been a part of the 88.9 Radio Milwaukee Education Programming Advisory Task Force, and an educational docent for the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. She is currently Guitar Festival Consultant for the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts in Brookfield, works closely with chamber rock duo NINETEEN THIRTEEN as booking support, and has had a number of other consulting/side-gigs related to arts administration. She has been teaching piano and horn lessons privately to students in the area since 2008. She currently plays horn with Avec le Bois wind quintet, freelances as a pianist, and conducts handbells at Wauwatosa Presbyterian Church.
Jeremy is the Co-Founder of NEWaukee, an engagement agency, Newance, a talent agency, Like|Minded, a SaaS Start-Up, The Rev Collective, a female and non-binary focused membership organization, and Place-Based Development, a real estate development company.
Jeremy Fojut has 20+ years of experience applying unique approaches to complex problems to increase engagement, economic development, and awareness for businesses, neighborhoods, and organizations. His proven philosophy for employee or community engagement is to build memorable moments and create solutions that spread and empower.
You might be familiar with some of Jeremy’s programming ideas that have created a new vision for Milwaukee including the Night Market, which brought millions in economic development dollars to a revitalization effort along a once forgotten commercial corridor.
Jeremy developed a program called Tournavation, a tournament of innovative ideas to solve Milwaukee’s civic challenges by crowdsourcing community input and allowing people to pitch on stage their solutions. The Tournavation has led to programs like the Night Market, Beerline Trail Extension, the Mayor’s Home/Grown Project, health software piloting in Milwaukee Public Schools, and millions in economic development. Jeremy’s programs have a wide range of users that address the arts, small business, culture, economic development, and neighborhood identity.