Seminars for Career Musicians

Saturday, May 14, 2016, 9:30am

The Mansion

$85

Seminars for Career Musicians

You’ve got the talent, now get the tools!

9:30am–4pm

Nurturing artistic talent is what Strathmore does best. We’ve made it a mission to empower musicians, and our professional development seminars offer serious information, expert advice, and strategies for taking your talent to the next level. Whether you want to move up to the mainstage or go from garage to gig, our full day of seminars on Saturday, May 14 offers the tools you need.

Individual workshops may be purchased by calling the ticket office at 301.581.5100.

SHOW ME THE MONEY:
MAXIMIZING RETURNS FROM YOUR MUSIC

with Ken Avis, musician, Strathmore Artist in Residence mentor, economist  
9:30 - 10:30am

It takes savvy to survive in the music industry, so learn how to maximize your returns. This seminar covers pricing the gig, making money from merch, streaming music royalties, and more.

GETTING TO YES: A BEHIND-THE-SCENES LOOK
AT A PROMOTER’S WORLD

with Georgina Javor, Assistant Director of Programming, Jazz at Lincoln Center
10:45 - 11:45am
Getting the gig is critical! This seminar offers a glimpse behind the curtain at how booking works for nonprofit and commercial presenters, how to present yourself to promoters, and the best strategies for success.

DEALING WITH STAGE FRIGHT
with Seth Kibel, musician, composer, Strathmore Artist in Residence mentor
12 - 1pm

Nerves are a natural, expected part of every artist’s life. But stage fright, stress, and anxiety don’t have to be debilitating. Former sufferer Kibel shows how to turn performance anxiety issues into assets.

SCORE!
with Andrew Simpson, composer, keyboardist, head of Theory and Composition at
The Catholic University of America 
1:45 - 2:45pm

Composition for film is a special art form that is challenging, but rewarding. This seminar showcases opportunities in the field in addition to the repertoire of a composer and performer of music for film, including silent film. 

HOW TO MANAGE A BAND
with Daryl Davis, Strathmore Artist in Residence mentor, musician, author, actor, bandleader
3 - 4pm

The agony, the ecstasy, the egos! Managing a band can be complicated. This seminar covers everything from running effective rehearsals to dealing with divas, letting someone go, and keeping everyone (reasonably) happy.

 

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We rely on charitable gifts from individuals to sustain and expand our visual and performing arts experiences and arts education programs. Your gift will foster incredible social impact by allowing Strathmore to remain a strong and vibrant resource in your community.

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