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At Setting the Stage workshops industry experts share their advice, insights, and experience to help MSM students and alumni advance their careers.

About CME Events

Each school year MSM’s Center for Music Entrepreneurship (CME) produces dozens of informative Setting the Stage panel discussions and hands-on workshops. A range of music professionals and entrepreneurs, including many MSM alumni, share valuable career information. Past workshops are listed below.

Every student is encouraged to attend as many as possible; however, as part of their graduation requirements, students in many majors need to attend at least five workshops over the length of their degree program. Details are below, including opportunities to complete this requirement with off-campus events, plus webinars and podcasts. Be sure to explore the following drop-down menus by clicking on the “+”. 

Attending CME events is a requirement for certain degree programs. Please read the following information:

Unless otherwise noted, all Setting the Stage events are open to all MSM students, faculty, staff, and alumni. For on-campus events, alumni are advised to RSVP at least 48 hours in advance to cme@msmnyc.edu.

SETTING THE STAGE EVENTS: FALL 2021

OCT 7 | THURS | 2:00 – 3:50PM
Creativity & Career
(A-401/Online)

  • with guest speaker John Glover, Director of Artistic Planning at Kaufman Music Center.
  • Presented as part of ME 1500.PN, CME’s Practical Foundations for Entrepreneurial Music Careers.
  • Students not currently enrolled in ME 1500.PN can register to attend remotely by clicking here. Zoom details will be shared via confirmation email.

OCT 21 | THURS | 4:00 – 5:00PM
“Building a Successful Business”, with Nashville Guitar Guru Dave Isaacs
(Online)

  • Musician, artist, teacher, & author Dave Isaacs (MSM alum, ’91 Classical Guitar), shares his background building a business in Music City USA.
  • To register for this online workshop, please register by clicking here. Zoom details will be shared via confirmation email.

NOV 11 | THURS | 2:00 – 3:50PM
The Art of Finance and Budgeting
(A-401/Online)

  • with guest speaker Rachel Colbert, Strategic Fundraising Consultant and Arts Producer.
  • Presented as part of ME 1500.PN, CME’s Practical Foundations for Entrepreneurial Music Careers.
  • Students not currently enrolled in ME 1500.PN can register to attend remotely by clicking here. Zoom details will be shared via confirmation email.

 

“All the Setting the Stage workshops give valuable insights for traditional and innovative career paths. They are equally valuable for their insights on the business models transforming our profession.”

President of Manhattan School of Music