Fundamentals and New Trends

Fundamentals (F)
These sessions focus on acquiring or updating essential skills for today’s performing arts environment.

New Trends (N)
These sessions introduce broad topics that may be presented from the perspective of a specific innovation that has been effectively utilized, or through opposing viewpoints that will generate further discussion.

Check back frequently for updates on these sessions.

Friday, January 5, 2018
2:00-3:10 PM
Location TBA

Robert Baird

Touring Savvy: Navigating Border Crossing Requirements (F)

A primer for artists who tour and presenters who book international artists, this session will include information on visas, work permits, withholding, taxation, endangered species in musical instruments, merchandise, criminality and other impediments to easy touring. Information will be provided on crossing borders in North America and beyond.

Friday, January 5, 2018
3:20-4:30 PM
Location TBA

Anita Orne
Aloysia Friedmann

 It Takes an Army: The Value of Volunteers (F)

Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival utilizes an army of more than 100 volunteers throughout the Festival season and the year. These loyal workers are representative of a true cross section of the community, increasing the Festival’s visibility to a wide demographic. Learn how to inspire individuals who might not otherwise attend your concerts to feel invested, to love the musicians and the music, and to become lifelong supporters of your organization.

Friday, January 5, 2018
4:40-5:50 PM
Location TBA

Stephanie Janes
Graham Wright
Steve Smith
Rio Sakairi

Think Like a Journalist: Building a Modern Press & Content Strategy (F)

How much are you relying on the press to reach new audiences? Producing your own media content allows you to tell your own story—attracting visitors to your site, nurturing their interests, engaging them in targeted activities, and turning them into advocates. Attendees will leave with actionable items for assessing and expanding their own marketing toolkit, a sense of what peer groups are using for communications strategies, and best practices for tracking user engagement.

Saturday, January 6, 2018
1:00-2:15 PM
Location TBA

Lecolion Washington

How Do I Get a College Teaching Job? (F)

Navigating the university search committee process can be complex and intimidating. In this session, you’ll learn how to make a strong impression and succinctly communicate your strengths. Gain key skills in: effective resume- and CV-writing; strategic interview prep (for both on-site and virtual interviews); and avoiding the common pitfalls that can remove even very qualified candidates from consideration.

Saturday, January 6, 2018
2:30-3:45 PM
Location TBA

Speaker TBA

Fundraising Strategies (F)

Description TBA

Saturday, January 6, 2018
4:00-5:15 PM
Location TBA

Herine Coetzee Koschak

Positive Outcomes: Transformative Residency Programs for Vulnerable Youth and Adults (F)

Fifth House Ensemble and Loyola University’s Center for Urban Research and Learning will share their findings from long-term residency work with three social service organizations focusing on youth and adults experiencing homelessness and incarceration. In 16-week residencies, teaching artists and researchers observed measurable changes in participants’ mindfulness, agency, empowerment, collective decision-making, and creativity. This session will demonstrate the curricular content and design process behind these residency programs, as well as the mindset and behaviors essential to the success of these projects.

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