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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.

Summer 2020 Events

Eligible for Setting the Stage credit, by completing this form:

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 plus online summer workshops are highlighted above and also 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 “+”. 

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

Setting the Stage: Summer 2020

an online series

an online series

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Questions about Setting the Stage workshops?


See below for past workshops.

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

Images from some recent CME events held at Manhattan School of Music.

“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