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 March 2017 First Tuesday Session, Dorothy Lawson of ETHEL and Melissa Walker of Jazz House Kids explore a variety of models for educational and artistic residencies, with a focus on alternative approaches to funding, location, length, and mission.
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
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.
In this video, Jennifer Wright Cook and Wilfredo Hernandez of The Field examine how artists can build up their capacity for risk and how funders, presenters, and arts administrators can better support creative risk-taking.
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 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
Donna Walker-Kuhne—of NJPAC and Walker Communications Group—introduces ten essential techniques for building long-lasting relationships within your community.
Whether you’re a performer, composer, presenter, or manager, this interactive workshop will help you define and pursue career advancement on your own terms.