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.
In this video, Sami Abu Shumays of Flushing Town Hall and the Arab music ensemble, Zikrayat shares strategies for expanding audiences and bridging cultural divides from the perspective of both presenter and artist. READ MORE
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
In this video, recorded at our June 2016 First Tuesday Session, Thomas Deneuville of I Care If You Listen describes the basic digital toolbox available to today's musician and how it can be leveraged to develop a personal, professional, and impactful online presence. READ MORE
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
In this video, recorded at our May 2016 First Tuesday Session, William Brittelle, of New Amsterdam Records, offers advice to independent musicians on releasing records and navigating the music business. READ MORE
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. READ MORE
Donna Walker-Kuhne—of NJPAC and Walker Communications Group—introduces ten essential techniques for building long-lasting relationships within your community. READ MORE
Whether you’re a performer, composer, presenter, or manager, this interactive workshop will help you define and pursue career advancement on your own terms. READ MORE