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.

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Friday, January 5, 2018

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

-Kevin Bishop
-Danielle Holdridge
-Aaron Packard
-Dr. Julia Silvestri

Music for All: Making Music Accessible to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (N)

It is little known among traditional musicians that deaf and hard of hearing individuals enjoy and make music. This session will explore the intricacies of bringing musical performances to this community as well as involving deaf individuals in the music-making itself. Cuatro Puntos, along with partners in the Deaf Education Department at Columbia University, will share their findings from years of research into creating universally accessible musical experiences, inlcuding the commissioning of accessible musical works and the design and implementation of inclusive curriculum.

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

-Aloysia Friedmann
-Anita Orne

 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
4:40-5:50 PM
Location TBA

-Nicholas Brown
-Aaron Flagg
-John Largess
-Liz Mahler

Chamber Music Scholarship: Bringing Our History into the Future (N)

How much can contemporary artists and audiences learn from the past? This panel will explore the relationship between research into historical concert programs and the creation of adventurous and compelling chamber music concerts for contemporary audiences. The panel will draw on the Miró Quartet’s “Quartet Archive” program; Juilliard’s “Meditations on Integration: Charles Mingus and Dave Brubeck”; and other compelling explorations of historical narrative.

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

-Stephanie Janes
-Rio Sakairi
-Steve Smith
-Graham Wright

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

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

-Willem de Koch
-Elka Gotfryd
-Gaye Hamilton
-Anni Hochhalter
-Margaret M. Lioi

Creative Placemaking for the Entrepreneurial Musician (N)

Creative placemaking demonstrates the ability of the arts to activate public spaces, engage residents, and transform cultural entities into community anchors. But what is it? Using CMA’s pilot program, Sound Places, as a case study, musicians and their placemaking partners will explain placemaking’s basic principles, discuss its benefits to the community and the artists, and explore other projects that have suceeded in bringing people together toward common goals via the arts.

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

-Paul Hogle

Everyone is a Fundraiser: A Fundamentals-Rich, Application-Robust Crash Course on Fundraising (F)

A solid fundraising plan is critical to the success of any size non-profit. With structure, sequence, and strategy as key building blocks, this seminar is designed for those who wear multiple hats—or all the hats—at organizations with limited financial resources, and will engage participants in building and implementing an effective fundraising plan. Topics include: a self-test of what your nonprofit believes*; why performing arts non-profits must change; the “Patron Mode”; patron advancement concepts; major gifts; and broad-based fundraising tactics.

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

-Ben Phillipe

Learning About Your Audience Through Social Media (N)
Sponsored by The Wallace Foundation

The prospect of collecting audience data can be daunting – where to begin, how to get it done, and how much will it cost? Learn how to approach information-gathering through social media outlets and how the data will help you to better understand your current audiences and those you want to reach.

Saturday, January 6
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.

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

-Ethan Iverson
-Ariel Shelton
-Steve Smith
-Annika Kale Socolofsky
-Lev Zhurbin

Re-Examining the Classical-Jazz Divide (N)

This session presents two questions important to presenters, educators, and performers in this era of musical evolution: what do classical and jazz idioms stand to gain by being defined as two separate art forms, and what would they gain by being unified?

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