First Tuesday Sessions Videos

Highlights from CMA's First Tuesday Sessions are archived below. Videos from the current season are generally posted within two weeks of their original airing.

with Diana J. Basso

Considering fiscal sponsorship? New York-based attorney, musician, and not-for-profit board member Diana J. Basso walks you through the important factors to consider, including: your long- and short-term creative goals; common expectations of fiscal sponsors; current public policy; and what it takes to form your own 501(c)(3) corporation.

The Law Offices of Diana J. Basso was founded in 2008 to serve the legal needs of New York's entertainment, fashion, music, and media community. From 2005-2008, Ms. Basso was a Litigation Associate at Beatie & Osborn LLP, specializing in intellectual property and securities fraud litigation. Prior to her work in law, Diana served as a media executive at Conde Nast, Meredith, Gruner & Jahr, Working Woman, Rolling Stone, and Village Voice Media.

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Navigating Today's Professional Landscape

Bassoonist and ICE-core member Rebekah Heller discusses what it takes to run a successful ensemble in today’s performing arts environment, and how artistry and organizational savvy can—and should—coexist in a career. READ MORE


Creating a PR Strategy with Matt Merewitz

In this video, Matt Merewitz maps out the “new world order” of print and digital music promotion with a focus on strategy. Learn the benefits of “old school” practices in combination with new approaches. READ MORE

Producing Music Videos with Kelly Hall-Tompkins

A well-crafted video raises the visibility of all your music activities—whether performance, teaching, or outreach. Learn how to be your own art director and/or to work with a cinematographer to create captivating visual media. READ MORE


Public Speaking for Musicians

Learn how best to prepare, practice, and deliver effective and engaging presentations, from pre-concert talks to spoken program notes, as well build techniques for staying confident and relaxed. READ MORE

Music, Money, and Uncle Sam

Larry Bomback, COO/CFO of the Cultural Data Project, and Anne Adamowsky, from Trudy C. Durant & Associates, discuss what you need to do to be ready for tax season. READ MORE



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