maker in residence

Experts from your own backyard.

about this program

Ignite Studio features a professional and emerging maker and artist to help patrons connect with different creative processes. Drop-in during open studio hours, sign-up for a class, or participate in an ongoing collaborative project during these 6-12 week residencies. The Maker-in-Residence Program is funded with support from the Friends of the Library.

Eric Salazar

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“It is not your stereotypical example of classical music, and Salazar is by no means a stereotypical classical musician. That’s a good thing, as his unconventional approach to classical music has helped to open new spaces for the genre.”

-NUVO: Indy’s Alternative Voice

Salazar holds a B.M. in Clarinet Performance from Ball State University and an M.M. in Clarinet Performance from Bowling Green State University.  He currently serves as Director of Community Engagement and Artist Liaison for Classical Music Indy where he manages, books, and promotes over a hundred and fifty performance events a year in Central Indiana.

Eric’s purpose for writing music is to create art that challenges standards, unites audiences of uncommon backgrounds, and connects souls through creative understanding.

Salazar pioneers the New Classical genre. He takes his classical training and fuses together modern electronics with classical instruments, blending ancient styles with present musical trends. Salazar’s connective approach to performing wins the hearts of audiences as he guides them through explorations of raw emotion. Eric Salazar is a Pereira 3D Artist. He plays on a Pereira 3D printed barrel and bell, and 3D printed ligature.

Eric Salazar is an emerging artist with international press attention. He has performed as a soloist and group musician in 8 states of the US and overseas in Belgium. Salazar resides in the Indianapolis, IN area. Here, Salazar teaches, performs, composes, records, leads workshops, and presents lectures.  Salazar was also a guest contributor to the International Clarinet Association, BuzzReed!

His latest clarinet solo album, Soul Search, was released with Centaur Records in 2017. The album contains recordings of Salazar’s original compositions for solo clarinet and electronics.

Eric actively writes, commissions, and premieres new works for himself and classical chamber ensembles. He is always on the lookout for talented musicians to engage in collaborative performance projects. His other professional interests include: conducting, social entrepreneurship, social media management, pedagogy, music psychology, marketing, graphic design, and project management.

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Eric Salazar

PROFESSIONAL ARTIST & SCULPTOR

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“It is not your stereotypical example of classical music, and Salazar is by no means a stereotypical classical musician. That’s a good thing, as his unconventional approach to classical music has helped to open new spaces for the genre.”

 -NUVO: Indy’s Alternative Voice

Salazar holds a B.M. in Clarinet Performance from Ball State University and an M.M. in Clarinet Performance from Bowling Green State University.  He currently serves as Director of Community Engagement and Artist Liaison for Classical Music Indy where he manages, books, and promotes over a hundred and fifty performance events a year in Central Indiana. In this role, Eric produces albums, composes, performs, and manages projects, including mentorship and booking of 40 independent classical musicians annually. With their combined efforts this group brings music to over 100,000 Indiana residents a year, with a focus on people who would not otherwise have access to live music performance.

Eric’s purpose for writing music is to create art that challenges standards, unites audiences of uncommon backgrounds, and connects souls through creative understanding.

Salazar pioneers the New Classical genre. He takes his classical training and fuses together modern electronics with classical instruments, blending ancient styles with present musical trends. Salazar’s connective approach to performing wins the hearts of audiences as he guides them through explorations of raw emotion. Eric Salazar is a Pereira 3D Artist. He plays on a Pereira 3D printed barrel and bell, and 3D printed ligature.

Eric Salazar is an emerging artist with international press attention. He has performed as a soloist and group musician in 8 states of the US and overseas in Belgium. Salazar resides in the Indianapolis, IN area. Here, Salazar teaches, performs, composes, records, leads workshops, and presents lectures.  Salazar was also a guest contributor to the International Clarinet Association, BuzzReed!

His latest clarinet solo album, Soul Search, was released with Centaur Records in 2017. The album contains recordings of Salazar’s original compositions for solo clarinet and electronics.

Eric actively writes, commissions, and premieres new works for himself and classical chamber ensembles. He is always on the lookout for talented musicians to engage in collaborative performance projects. His other professional interests include: conducting, social entrepreneurship, social media management, pedagogy, music psychology, marketing, graphic design, and project management.

see

Please visit our events calendar for more info.

visit

Please visit our events calendar for more info.

Eric Salazar’s Work

become a maker

professional maker

Ignite Studio seeks applications for our professional maker-in-residence twice yearly. A professional maker serves a 12-week term of residency, receives a stipend (funded by the Friends of the Library), a modest budget for supplies, and access to a 1600 sq. ft. residency studio devoted specifically to their craft. In return, Ignite staff asks each resident to offer 8 hours of experiences to Ignite patrons each week through open studio hours, classes, workshops, and other experiences.

emerging maker

Ignite Studio seeks applications for our emerging maker-in-residence twice yearly. An emerging maker serves a 6-week term of residency, receives a modest budget for supplies and have access to a 1600 sq. ft. studio devoted specifically to their craft. In return, Ignite staff asks each resident to offer 4 hours of experiences to Ignite patrons each week through open studio hours and drop-in activities.

How can I apply to become Ignite Studio’s Maker-in-Residence?

Download a copy of our application guidelines to learn more about the application process.
Professional Maker-in-Residence Application Guidelines
Emerging Maker-in-Residence Application Guidelines

How is a Maker-in-Residence selected?

The Maker-in-Residence is selected through a jury process. Jury members include HEPL staff, representatives of organizations with whom Ignite often collaborates, members of the Friends of the Library, and past Makers-in-Residence.

What does Ignite Studio look for in a Maker-in-Residence?

An ideal Maker-in-Residence has an interest in inviting people into their creative process and experience teaching at some level. We look for an artist with various content expertise including but not limited to 2D art and 3D visual art, performing arts, multidisciplinary arts, science and engineering, and craft.

How does a Maker-in-Residence schedule get set?

Once selected, the Maker-in-Residence works with the Ignite Studio manager to determine a schedule and variety of experiences for Ignite Studio patrons.

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