This free series, led by experts in the field, consists of eight sessions held at CMA’s offices in New York City and streamed online.
Sessions are presented the first Tuesday of the month (October–June) unless otherwise noted. Space is limited; RSVP is required to attend in person.
A video of each session is posted online following the initial presentation.
March 7, 3PM
Keys to a Successful Residency
Dorothy Lawson, ETHEL
Melissa Walker, Jazz House Kids
Join two seasoned musician-educators to explore a variety of models for educational and artistic residencies, with a focus on alternative approaches to funding, location, length, and mission. Learn how to tactfully and responsibly position your ensemble or organization as collaborators; develop a strong, reciprocal relationship with your community partners; define community needs; and utilize your unique skills to greatest effect.
Founding cellist and artistic director of ETHEL, Dorothy Lawson has performed with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the White Oak Dance Project, Philharmonia Virtuosi, the American Symphony Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and numerous new music ensembles. For 10 years, Dorothy served on the faculty of Joseph Fuchs’ Alfred University Summer Chamber Music Institute; she now teaches in the Preparatory Division of Mannes College at the New School.
An acclaimed jazz vocalist and recording artist, Melissa Walker is recognized as a visionary leader and passionate advocate for education through the arts. She is the president and founder of Jazz House Kids, a nationally-renowned arts education and performance organization that uses jazz as an effective teaching tool to help young people gain an “artistic edge.”