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.

What is the artist’s role in society at large? How can music foster positive change in our local communities, and in the wider world? Kaori Fujii, founder & president of Music Beyond, Inc., offers a practical framework for integrating art and social action. She discusses where to begin, when to seek advice, how to develop your personal narrative and mission, and different methods for supporting your goals—including fundraising, sponsorship, and community partners.

 

 

DIY Publishing: Your Work, Your Way

In this video, recorded at our February 2016 First Tuesday Session, the innovative flute-and-electronics ensemble Flutronix discusses DIY and traditional approaches to publishing music. READ MORE

 

The Composer-Ensemble-Commissioner Relationship

In this video, recorded at our March 2016 First Tuesday Session, composer Martin Bresnick shares hard-won wisdom on keeping fee negotiations fair and amicable, responding to commissioning requests, setting pay scales, and more. READ MORE

 
 

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

 

 

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