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.

In this video, recorded at our May First Tuesday session, Symphony Space marketing experts Kristin Cook and Ben Philippe share research techniques and strategies designed to help you better understand your current audiences and those you want to reach.

This session was presented in partnership with The Wallace Foundation's Building Audiences for the Arts Initiative.

Social Action Through Music

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. READ MORE

 
 

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

 

 

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