First Tuesdays Video Library

CMA's First Tuesdays presented topics of relevance to the chamber music field.

The series ran through 2019 and received support from
the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs,
and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

Creating Safe Spaces

In this session, producer, director, and founding Artistic Director of Rising Sun Performance Company, Akia Squitieri discusses how to navigate academic, artistic, and professional environments to create and maintain spaces where everyone is respected. MORE


Understanding Your Audience

In this video, recorded May 2017 at Chamber Music America offices,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. MORE


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.


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. MORE



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