Webinars and Hangouts

So You Think You Know about Artist Management? A Conversation with Nancy Christensen

Join Polyphonic.org for a live interview and discussion with Nancy Christensen, Founder and President of Christensen Arts, LLC, an artist management firm based in New York City.

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10 Best Practices for Social Media Marketing Success

Whether you are a freelance musician, band leader, or nonprofit CEO, social media marketing is essential in today’s high-tech, fast-paced world. Invest one hour with Leire Bascaran (Brand Networks, Xerox) and Michael Reed (Eastman School of Music) to discover the ten best practices for social media marketing success.

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Ask the Experts: Bring On Your Music Career Questions!

This webinar will be an open forum for questions related to music careers. Attendees can submit questions when they register, as well as live on the webinar. Our panel of creative and experienced music career advisers will answer questions and discuss thoughts and strategies with participants. This is a great opportunity to get feedback regardless of whether you are a student about to embark on your career, or an experienced professional looking to advance your career. No matter how big or small, simple or complex your questions might be, bring them on! And let our expert panelists offer you their thoughts!

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Successful Crowdfunding in Music

With a short introduction to the mechanics of crowdfunding (it is by no means a new thing) we’ll continue with a panel presentation/discussion of three successful online fundraising campaigns from three recent Eastman School of Music graduates. The scope of the projects and the ways in which each person navigated their experiences will be of tremendous value to anyone wishing to raise funds for a project based effort in music.

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Public Speaking for Musicians

Steve and Mike will talk through specific steps you can take to become a more comfortable, effective public speaker.

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Ensemble Models for 21st Century Musicians

Come hear from three panelists representing organizations where innovative models of ensemble performance are thriving. They will share ways their organizations are creating innovative opportunities for music making, and compelling programs for audiences around the country and the world. They will also discuss their visions for the future and what new ideas and initiatives may be on the horizon.

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Lessons Without Borders: Teaching Music in a Virtual World

This webinar will discuss a variety of online music tools that offer opportunities for virtual instruction ranging from simple course supplementation to real-time, webcam lessons.

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Musician Health, Anatomy, and Yoga: Tips for Optimal Performance
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How to Release Your Own Recording: Tips from Nick Finzer
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So You Think You Know about Artist Management? A Conversation with Nancy Christensen
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Lessons from a Streetwise Professor: A Conversation on Music Entrepreneurship with Dr. Ramon Ricker
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10 Best Practices for Social Media Marketing Success
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Ask the Experts: Bring On Your Music Career Questions!
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Successful Crowdfunding in Music
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Public Speaking for Musicians
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Ensemble Models for 21st Century Musicians
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Lessons Without Borders: Teaching Music in a Virtual World