Center for Music Entrepreneurship

Fall 2015 Setting the Stage Workshops

*workshops featuring MSM alumni 

Singers’ Professional Development Workshops*
Sept 14–18 | 9:30–12:30 PM | Miller
Presented with Opera Theater

The workings of a new music ensemble* with members of loadbang
Sept 18 | Fri | 3–6 PM | Ades
Presented with the Contemporary Performance Program

Orchestral Audition Know How with Noa Kageyama
Sept 24 | Thur | 12:30–1:50 PM | Mikowsky
Part of CME’s Orchestral Entrepreneurship class

How to Thrive as an Ensemble with Windscape*
Sept 28 | Mon | 7:30–9 PM | Mikowsky
Open rehearsal and career Q&A

Using YouTube to Promote Your Music
Sept 29 | Tues | 4–5 PM | Residence Hall, 6th Floor
Presented with the Residence Life

Public Speaking for Musicians* with Adam Marks
Oct 7 | Wed | 1:15–2:50 PM | Miller
Part of CME’s Practical Foundations class

Contemporary Performance Careers Unpacked with Elliot Cole
Oct 9 | Fri | 3–4:30 PM | Miller
Presented with the Contemporary Performance Program

Creative Leadership for Musicians with Ian Temple
CANCELLED Oct 13 | Tue | 6–7:30 PM | Miller
to be rescheduled  

Collaborative Pianists: Transitioning from Student to Pro*
Oct 14 | Wed | 6:30–8 PM | Miller
Presented with the Accompanying Department

Booking & Promoting Your Own Performances*
Oct 21 | Wed | 1:50–2:50 PM | Miller
Part of CME’s Practical Foundations class

Applying to Grad Schools: Do it right!*
Oct 21 | Wed | 7–8:30 PM | Ades
Presented with Residence Life’s “The More You Know” programming

Launching Your Musical Venture with James Austin Smith
Oct 27 | Tues | 5–6:30 PM | Miller

Composing a Life after MSM: composition alumni insight*
Nov 5 | Thur | 3–4:20 PM | Miller
Presented with Composers’ Forum

Private Teaching Studio Success: Online & In-Person*
Nov 5 | Thur | 6–7:30 PM | Miller

MSM Friends & Family Career Panel*
Nov 12 | Thur | 4–5:30 PM | Miller
Presented with Student Engagement & Alumni Affairs

Building Your Orchestral Career with Diane Wittry
Dec 3 | Thur | 12:30–1:50 PM | Mikowsky
Part of CME’s Orchestral Entrepreneurship class

Taking the Stage: Voice Alumni panel*
Dec 4 | Fri | 1–2:50 PM | Pforzheimer
Presented with Singers’ Introduction to Performance class

Setting the Stage Credit

All Bachelor of Music students as well as Master of Music and Professional Studies candidates in Accompanying, Contemporary Performance, Orchestral Performance, and Orchestral Conducting are required to attend five Setting the Stage events by the time they graduate.

To receive credit for attending an on-campus workshop, students need to attend more than half of the event and also be present at the end of the session to have their MSM ID scanned.

Off-Campus & Webinar Opportunities

In addition to on-campus events, credit is available for attending select off-campus professional development events, especially through Chamber Music America, Fractured Atlas, the Foundation Center, Opera America, and other service organizations. After identifying a potential event, contact the CME at least three days before the event for approval and details about simple requirements to receive credit; they will be similar to the webinar requirements outlined below. 

Students graduating this semester who are unable to attend enough live events to fulfill the requirement can take advantage of web-based opportunities available through:
Chamber Music America
Foundation Center
New York Foundation for the Arts
Polyphonic (webinars presented by MSM faculty are not eligible)

To receive credit students will need to use the links above to view webinars of at least 50 minutes in length and then complete this form after each webinar viewed: Friday, December 8, 2015 is the last day to submit write-ups to receive credit for December 2015 graduates.


Angela Myles Beeching, CME Director
Casey Molino Dunn, CME Deputy Director
Rosa Li, CME Coordinator

917 493 4502
Room 121, next to the main entrance
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