Center for Music Entrepreneurship (CME)

Events & Workshops

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Industry experts share their advice, insights, and experience to help MSM students and alumni develop their careers.

The Center for Music Entrepreneurship holds dozens of informative Setting the Stage panel discussions and hands-on workshops each academic year, featuring music professionals and entrepreneurs, as well as MSM alumni.

The events are open to all MSM students, faculty, staff, and alumni (alumni are advised to RSVP at least 48 hours in advance to

Fall 2018 Setting the Stage workshops

Additional dates and details will soon be shared. 

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 | 1:30 – 2:50pm | Rahm Recital Hall
From the Conductor’s Perspective
Maestro Roderick Cox shares insight into how he’s shaping his musical career and shares perspective about the orchestral landscape. Presented as a part of ME1500.12, a section of CME’s Practical Foundations for Entrepreneurial Music Careers. To attend this workshop, students not in this section of ME1500 must RSVP at Seating is limited.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 | 12:30 – 1:30pm | A-402 Conference Room
Orchestrating from the Inside-Out: Finding Balance in Music & Life
Just as a conductor harnesses the power of a diverse collection of instruments, so too do we orchestrate a variety of selves & roles in our everyday lives. Using examples from varied genres, MSM’s Mental Health Coordinator Michael Alcée, Ph.D. shares insight about how this process works & why it’s so vital to your personal development & professional growth as a musician.Presented by MSM’s Counseling Center as part of their Lunch & Learn series; pizza from Bettolona available for attendees.  To attend this workshop, students should RSVP at Seating is limited.

Thursday, October 11, 2018 | 10 – 11:45am | Ades Performance Space
Entrepreneurial You, presented with MSM Brass Lab

Thursday, October 11, 2018 | 12 – 1:50pm | Miller Recital Hall
Orchestral Life: Career Panel & Mock Audition
with members of Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra,  presented with MSM Distance Learning

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 | Evening time and location to be announced
Applying to Grad School & Other Artistic Opportunities, presented with MSM Admissions. To attend this workshop please RSVP at Space is limited.

Thursday, October 25, 2018 | 12:30 – 1:50pm | Rahm Recital Hall
Orchestral Insight with Leonard Slatkin, presented as a part of ME1600.OP, CME’s Orchestral Entrepreneurship class. To attend this workshop, students not in this course must RSVP at Seating is limited.

Thursday, November 1, 2018 | 6 – 7:30pm | Location to be announced
MSM Musicians Making It: Friends & Family Weekend Career Panel, presented with Student Engagement & Alumni Engagement

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 | Evening time and location to be announced
Career Skills for Collaborative Pianists

Friday, November 9, 2018 | 3 – 5pm | Location to be announced
Getting Hired for Higher Ed, presented with the Offices of the President, Provost and Doctoral Studies

Sunday, November 18, 2018 | 5 – 6:30pm | Ades Performance Space
Alumni Conversations, part of the Neidorff-Karpati re-opening weekend,
presented with MSM’s Alumni Council. To attend this workshop, students must RSVP at Seating is limited.

Friday, November 30, 2018 | 1 – 2:50pm | Pforzheimer Recital Hall
Taking the Stage: Career Panel for Singers, presented with Singers’ Intro to Performance, VX 900. To attend this workshop, students not in this course must RSVP at is limited.

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

Contact the CME

Room 113