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Past Webinars and Hangouts

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So You Think You Know about Artist Management? A Conversation with Nancy Christensen

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015
8:00 pm Eastern
Description:

Join Polyphonic.org for a live interview and discussion with Nancy Christensen, Founder and President of Christensen Arts, LLC, an artist management firm based in New York City.

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Lessons from a Streetwise Professor: A Conversation on Music Entrepreneurship with Dr. Ramon Ricker

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015
8:00 pm Eastern
Description:

Dr. Ricker will discuss what skills and experiences he sees as being crucial for success as a 21st century musician, and we will get his thoughts about the future of classical music, innovations in the training of musicians, and more.  Join us!

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10 Best Practices for Social Media Marketing Success

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014
8:00 pm Eastern
Michael Reed, Assistant Director of the Center for Music Innovation and Engagement at the Eastman School of Music

Leire Bascaran, Senior Social Analyst, Brand Networks

Description:

Whether you are a freelance musician, band leader, or nonprofit CEO, social media marketing is essential in today’s high-tech, fast-paced world. Invest one hour with Leire Bascaran (Brand Networks, Xerox) and Michael Reed (Eastman School of Music) to discover the ten best practices for social media marketing success.

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Ask the Experts: Bring On Your Music Career Questions!

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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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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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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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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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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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