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 Karen Kennedy

A session for emerging artists and ensembles on the essential materials needed to transition successfully into the professional world. Learn how to craft engaging web and publicity content; gain strategies for introducing your work to the public with maximum impact; and begin to identify opportunities for career advancement.

Karen Kennedy is the founder and president of 24 Seven Artist Development, an artist management firm founded in 1992 to provide full-range strategic marketing and career planning. Among her current and past clients are Kenny Barron, Stefon Harris, Jacky Terrasson, Gretchen Parlato, David Sanchez, and Camila Meza. Ms. Kennedy previously served as an executive at several major record labels including A&M Records, Perspective Records, and Silas/MCA Records


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


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

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


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

Your Performances & Public Radio

In this video, Becca Pulliam, longtime producer of NPR’s JazzSet, and Katie Simon, producer of its new program Jazz Night in America, discuss how public radio selects performances and works with performers. READ MORE



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