Bill Zuckerman on “How to Succeed in a Changing Musical World”

Bill Zuckerman, founder of, has written a recap of the January 15, 2015 Chamber Music America pre-conference workshop “How to Succeed in a Changing Musical World,” presented by the Paul R. Judy Center for Applied Research at the Eastman School of Music.  You can read Bill’s article here.

The pre-conference day included:

  • a keynote presentation by Marc Iacona and John Nugent, Xerox International Jazz Festival co-founders;
  • a branding presentation by Judith Ricker, brand expert and oboist of Antara Winds;
  • a technology presentation and demonstration by Michael Reed, Assistant Director of the Eastman School’s Center for Music Innovation and Engagement;
  • a marketing presentation by Steve Haase, Marketing Consultant with HubSpot, Inc., and
  • a collaborative projects presentation by Darrell Grant, pianist and director, Leroy Vinnegar Jazz Institute at Portland State University

If you are interested in viewing the presentation slides from the workshop, you can download them here.

About the author

Stephen Danyew
Stephen Danyew

Steve Danyew is a composer, saxophonist, teacher, and arts administrator based in Rochester, NY. Danyew composes works for chamber ensembles, large instrumental ensembles, choirs and more, and currently serves as Managing Editor of His music has been hailed as “startlingly beautiful” and “undeniably well crafted and communicative” by the Miami Herald, and has been praised as possessing “sensitivity, skill and tremendous sophistication” by the Kansas City Independent. Steve received a B.M. cum laude, Pi Kappa Lambda from the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami and holds an M.M. in Composition and Certificate in Arts Leadership from the Eastman School of Music.

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