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Past Webinars

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Ask the Experts: Bring On Your Music Career Questions!

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October 20
Monday, October 20, 2014
8:00 pm Eastern
Samuel Krall, Careers Coordinator, Eastman School of Music

David Cutler, Author of The Savvy Musician, Director of Music Entrepreneurship at University of South Carolina

Maria Finkelmeier, Program Manager, Entrepreneurial Musicianship Department, New England Conservatory

Description:

This webinar will be an open forum for questions related to music careers. Attendees can submit questions when they register, as well as live on the webinar. Our panel of creative and experienced music career advisers will answer questions and discuss thoughts and strategies with participants. This is a great opportunity to get feedback regardless of whether you are a student about to embark on your career, or an experienced professional looking to advance your career. No matter how big or small, simple or complex your questions might be, bring them on! And let our expert panelists offer you their thoughts!

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Successful Crowdfunding in Music

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September 15
Monday, September 15, 2014
8:00 pm Eastern
Mark Powell, Conductor & Educator, Moderator

Abigail McHugh-Grifa, Cellist & Educator

Aaron Staebell, Drummer & Educator

Emily Wozniak, Founder & Executive Director, Sound ExChange

Description:

With a short introduction to the mechanics of crowdfunding (it is by no means a new thing) we’ll continue with a panel presentation/discussion of three successful online fundraising campaigns from three recent Eastman School of Music graduates. The scope of the projects and the ways in which each person navigated their experiences will be of tremendous value to anyone wishing to raise funds for a project based effort in music.

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Public Speaking for Musicians

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Polyphonic.org Webinar Series_April 2014
Monday, April 14, 2014
8:00 pm Eastern
Steve Haase, Senior eCommerce Marketing Consultant at HubSpot

Mike Lemire, Senior Marketing Consultant and Team Lead at HubSpot

Description:

Steve and Mike will talk through specific steps you can take to become a more comfortable, effective public speaker.

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Ensemble Models for 21st Century Musicians

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Polyphonic.org Webinar Series_March 2014
Monday, March 17, 2014
8:00 pm Eastern
Gavin Chuck, Managing Director, Alarm Will Sound

Ayden Adler, Senior Vice President and Dean, New World Symphony, America's Orchestral Academy

Emily Wozniak, Founder & Executive Director, Sound ExChange

Description:

Come hear from three panelists representing organizations where innovative models of ensemble performance are thriving. They will share ways their organizations are creating innovative opportunities for music making, and compelling programs for audiences around the country and the world. They will also discuss their visions for the future and what new ideas and initiatives may be on the horizon.

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Lessons Without Borders: Teaching Music in a Virtual World

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Polyphonic.org Webinar Series_February 2014
Monday, February 17, 2014
8:00 pm Eastern
Dr. Nina Perlove, Flutist & Educator

Kurt Sassmannshaus, Dorothy Richard Starling Chair for Classical Violin at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM)

Description:

This webinar will discuss a variety of online music tools that offer opportunities for virtual instruction ranging from simple course supplementation to real-time, webcam lessons.

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How to Build and Expand a Freelance Career in Your City and Beyond

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Monday, November 18, 2013
8:00 pm Eastern
Peter Sachon, Freelance cellist, New York

Catie Hickey, Freelance trombonist, Chicago

Chris Thibdeau, Conductor/Cellist, Atlanta

Description:

Are you moving to a new city and looking for ways to start a successful freelance career? This webinar will provide a wealth of valuable information and leave you energized and inspired!

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Applying to Grad School for Music – An Inside Look

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Monday, October 21, 2013
8:00 pm Eastern
Matthew Ardizzone, Associate Dean of Admissions, Eastman School of Music

Zach Preucil, Cellist, Master's Degree candidate, Eastman School of Music

Jennifer Snodgrass, Director of Graduate Studies, Hayes School of Music, Appalachian State University

Description:

Join us for an inside look at the grad school application process, from applying to final decisions.

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Performance, Stress and Attention

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Monday, September 16, 2013
8:00 pm Eastern
Bill Williams, Trumpeter, Educator, Consultant

Don Greene, Master Performance Coach

Description:

Playing music beautifully is an art. Performing consistently at a high level is a skill. Learn how to harness your energy and attention to improve your performance in the most challenging situations.

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Presenting Yourself! Perspectives and Strategies for Self Promotion and Branding

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Monday, April 22, 2013
8:00 pm Eastern
Angela Myles Beeching, Director, Center for Music Entrepreneurship, Manhattan School of Music

Jade Simmons, Concert Pianist & Arts Entrepreneur

Bill Williams, Trumpeter, Educator, Consultant

Nina Perlove, Flutist, Educator, Music Critic, Web and Social Media Expert, Consultant

Description:

Join four leaders in the field for an hour-long discussion about branding and self promotion.

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Inside the Audition Process

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Monday, March 18, 2013
8:00 pm Eastern
James B. Nesbit, Orchestra Personnel Manager, Virginia Symphony Orchestra

Robert Levine, Senior Editor, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

William Amsel, 2nd & Eb Clarinet, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra

Ann Drinan, Senior Editor, Hartford Symphony

Description:

Join us for an engaging discussion with three orchestra professionals as they provide insight into the process and nature of auditions, where we are today, and where we are headed. Registration is free!

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Sharing Your Story: Connecting with the Media and Your Audience

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Monday, February 18, 2013
8:00 pm Eastern
Casey Molino Dunn, Deputy Director, Center for Music Entrepreneurship at Manhattan School of Music

Description:

Interacting with both online and traditional media outlets is essential for today’s musicians; with or without a publicist, artists are more successful when they interface with journalists, including bloggers, to effectively promote performances and recordings. Ultimately it’s about reaching your audience.

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Classical Music is Dying – or is it?

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Monday, November 12, 2012
8:00 pm Eastern
Charles Peltz, Music Director, Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra

Dantes Rameau, Co-Founder, Executive Director and Bassoon Teaching Artist of the Atlanta Music Project

Carlos Javier, Classical Revolution Cleveland

Chris Thibdeau, Conductor, Georgia Youth Symphony Philharmonia Orchestra

Description:

This webinar will be a discussion focused on the plight of classical music and its decline in popular culture. While it may seem that classical music is “dying,” there are programs and individuals that are seeking to revitalize the orchestral world. Join us as leaders of several innovative programs from around the country discuss how they are making in impact in their communities.

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