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One-day workshop on career development in the arts with Dr. Jihye Chang and guest speakers

August 5 @ 9:00 am - 7:30 pm


One Day Workshop On Career Development

The Entrepreneurial Musician

With Dr. Jihye Chang & guest speakers including;

Tania Blanich, Grant Specialist, The Arts Partnership

Linda Chávez, CEO, Brownsville Piano Studio

Kelly Corcoran, Conductor, Intersection Contemporary Ensemble

Dayna Del Val, CEO, The Arts Partnership

Simon Gollo, Violinist, Aruba Symphony Festival & New Mexico State University

Dongmin Kim, Artistic director/ Conductor, New York Classical Players

Tina Raimondi, Violinist, Sunshine Suzuki Strings and Pine Crest School

Ben Sung, Violinist, Florida State University & The Violin Intensive

  • Details of the schedule are subject to changes.
  • All sessions on Eastern Standard Time.

Morning session 1, 10-11am EST

Dr. Jihye Chang and Kelly Corcoran

  • Realizing one’s potential and dreams
  • Versatility and various facets of musical careers
  • Community outreach and engagement – Strategies on building a meaningful program and repertoire choices
  • Creating performance outlets during the Covid time and staying active and connected

Morning session 2, 11:15am – 12:15pm EST

Dongmin Kim

  • Why and how did you begin this ensemble? – Turning a dream into reality
  • Importance of networking and perseverance
  • Running successful social media profiles and how to utilize them for your benefit

Afternoon session 2, 1:30 – 2:30pm EST

– Ben Sung and Simon Gollo

  • Academic career and teaching
  • Establishing a music festival, focusing on fundraising, building a trustable board, and making strategic choices   
  • Building good relationships and making a dream project come true
  • Especially during this time, how to find an audience to appeal to and to set up ways through technology that is available in order to reach a larger community?

Afternoon session 2, 3 – 4pm EST

Tina Raimondi and Linda Chávez

  • Establishing and maintaining a successful private studio
  • What to expect from music organizations, nationally and locally (such as ASTA, MTNA, Suzuki organization, etc.)
  • Practical knowledge on business aspects of private teaching – How to establish an LLC? (Or why) How to establish and maintain an effective studio policy? Insurance and liability? How do you decide the location of your physical studio and rates?
  • Language for simple contracts

Evening session, 7:30-8:30pm EST

– with Dayna Del Val and Tania Blanich

  • Tips on finding resources and writing grants for individual musicians
  • Establishing a non profit organization and fundraising
  • Role of artists and musicians in a community

Register today!


August 5
9:00 am - 7:30 pm
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