Breakthrough Skills for the Modern-Day Artist: A career seminar presented by Impulse Artist Series and Spacetaker

Don't wait to be "discovered"
When: Nov 6, 2010
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Spacetaker ARC
Cost: Free but registration required
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Breakthrough Skills for the Modern-Day Artist: A career seminar presented by Impulse Artist Series and Spacetaker
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Breakthrough Skills for the Modern-Day Artist:
 A career seminar presented by Impulse Artist Series and Spacetaker
 
Saturday, November 6, 10AM – 5PM
 
Spacetaker ARC @ Winter Street Studios
(2101 Winter Street, Studio B11, Houston, TX 77007)
 
Free, but registration is required. Register at
 www.impulseartistseries.org/careerseminar2010

 

Each year, several thousand classically trained musicians finish their studies and enter the workplace. With a limited number of orchestral jobs available and presenters are booking fewer recitalists than ever before, many of these "emerging artists" are creating work for themselves by becoming more entrepreneurial in their endeavors. While the demise of the major record labels is imminent, the new technological ease of "self-made" recordings and the rise of social media offer many exciting tools to musicians who want to break out and make a career for themselves. All of these factors create a wealth of opportunities and dilemmas for up-and-coming artists.

 

Spacetaker and Impulse Artist Series host a unique seminar to address some of the challenges and opportunities that musical artists are facing in this new era of musical endeavors. The seminar will include insight from an expert panel of successful musical industry entrepreneurs and music promoters, an open forum to discuss current issues at hand, and recommendations of tools and actions one can take to emerge with confidence and make significant breakthroughs in his/her career as a working artist.

 

Hosted by Chris Johnson of KUHF Houston Public Radio

 

Topics include:


Marketing: branding and media relations


Fiscal sponsorship, commissions & grant writing


Copyright laws & licensing your work


Creative programming & audience engagement


Crafting an artistic package 


What a modern-day manager is looking for in a modern-day artist

 

Speakers include:


Monica Danna, the Cosmopolitician


Aurelie Desmarais, Houston Symphony

Maria Guralnik, Purchase College


Michael Remson, Moores School of Music & American Festival for the Arts


K.C. Scharnberg, Spacetaker


Jade Simmons, Impulse Artist Series


Al Staehely, Jr., Music Lawyer


Jenni Rebecca Stephenson, Spacetaker

 

The seminar will include a brief lunch break. Visitors are invited to come for any or all portions of the seminar. Speaker bios and specific topics/times are listed at http://bit.ly/cQlIfa