NextGen Program


CMA’s NextGen program is designed to help college and conservatory students, recent alumni, and young professionals transition into rewarding careers.

For only $10, anyone 25 years or younger may take advantage of this curated program in addition to accessing conference activities including sessions and workshops, performances, and networking events.


Individual Registration (Select NextGen 25 years & younger – $10)

Group Registration – Institutions may register student or alumni groups. Please contact for more information.


NextGen Welcome Session
Thursday, January 17, 2019 | 5:30-7:00 PM | Palace Room, 9th Floor

An opportunity for NextGen participants to meet their peers, receive guidance, and learn how to make the most of their CMA Conference experiences.

Speaker: Eunbi Kim, pianist and educator

Life After Graduation: An Artists Panel
Friday, January 18, 2019 | 12:00-1:30 PM | Palace Room, 9th Floor

Learn how to transition from school to a fulfllling career from three successful chamber musicians. Bassist Louis Levitt, trumpeter Riley Mulherkar, and oboist Toyin Spellman-Diaz share tips on navigating the challenging time after formal education ends.

Moderator: Eunbi Kim

Louis Levitt, bassist, SYBARITE5founder, Bright Shiny Things;
Riley Mulherkar, trumpeter, The Westerlies;
Toyin Spellman-Diaz, oboist, Imani Winds

Riley Mulherker
Toyin Spellman-Diaz

Social Media & Branding for Creatives: What You Need to Know
Saturday, January 19, 2019 | 12:00-1:30 PM | Nederlander Room, 9th Floor

One of America’s foremost social media experts, Sree Sreenivasan, leads a workshop on what you need to know about social media and branding. Get the latest tips on digital marketing–both personal and institutional–to make the most of your online presence. You’ll leave with big-picture advice and hands-on, practical tips. Perfect for all levels of experience and comfort with tech. Bring your smartphone.

Speaker: Sree Sreenivasan, co-founder, Digimentors: a social & digital consultancy

NextGen Wrap Up
Sunday, January 20, 2019 | 12:00-1:30 PM | Pearl Room, 9th Floor

An opportunity for NextGen attendees to reflect on their Conference experiences, and brainstorm next steps for their careers.

Speaker: Eunbi Kim

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