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    New to MSU? Drop by and say hi, Music Practice Bldg 202!

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    Michigan Opera Theater Career Exposure, March 2019

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    Eighth Blackbird, April 2019

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Upcoming Events and Workshops

Presenters include faculty members, guests, and alumni. Events and workshops cover topics essential to young performers and teachers, including self-promotion, resume-writing, building a private studio, constructing a teaching philosophy, and planning engaging, audience-friendly programs. Check out the schedule below for upcoming opportunities!


OCTOBER

Same Gig, New Century: Baroque Techniques and Music Careers

Early Music and Historical Performance, once on the fringe of the larger world of Classical Music, is now one of the fastest growing sectors of music. Plus, there are many different avenues to working with this diverse performing community as a performer and educator. In this workshop, Drs. Lindsey Strand-Polyak and Alexa Haynes-Pilon will talk about their careers as freelance professionals in Early Music, providing advice and resources for performers and music educators. They will also give an introduction on delving in to Historical Performance principals that you can apply to your next Messiah performance or Holiday concert. Bring your instrument!

Tuesday, October 1, 6-7:15 PM
Music Building 145

Adulting 101: Personal Finance

The first step of adulting is often managing your money-well. And managing money as an arts professional requires building skills above-and-beyond the "normal" financial literacy. So, what should you do NOW, what should you do before you graduate, to build these skills? Join MSUFCU financial educator Ian Oberg for some practical information-and practice-in financial success.

Thursday, October 10, 5:30-6:45 PM
Music Building 145

Social Media Masterclass for Creatives

An effective social media strategy is essential for musicians, artists, and other creatives who want to build their own business, side hustle, or freelance work. Join us to gain strategies to build a coherent business or personal brand, increase fans/followers, and convert those followers into clients, customers or opportunities. 

Tuesday, October 15, 5:30-6:45 PM
Music Building Room 145

Detroit Symphony Orchestra String Mock Auditions

Join us as a panel of DSO principal and assistant principal string players listen to MSU students perform mock auditions, and provide tips and tricks for audition preparation. Mock auditions 7:30-10 PM, Talkback with panel, 10-10:30 PM.

Sunday, October 27, 7:30-10:30 PM
Cook Recital Hall

What's the Cultural Economy (and why care about it)
Making a Living through Arts Partnerships

With Kate Dumbleton, Professor at Chicago Institute of Art and Director, Hyde Park Jazz Festival

Monday October 28, 8-9 PM (Jazz Studio presentation)
Music Practice Building 103
Tuesday, October 29, 11:30-12:20 PM (Open to All)
Room TBD

 

NOVEMBER

Entrepreneurial Musician in Residence: Imani Winds
Monday, November 4:

6-7 PM, Outreach and Educational Engagement Practicesfor Woodwinds
Cook Recital Hall

Entrepreneurial Musician in Residence: Imani Winds
Tuesday, November 5

4-6 PM, Chamber Music Masterclass
MSU Community Music School Recital Hall

6:30-7:30 PM, The 21st Century Musician: Entrepreneurship in a Diverse Society
Music Building 145

8-10 PM, Clarinet Masterclass
Cook Recital Hall

Entrepreneurial Musician in Residence: Imani Winds
Thursday, November 7

2-4 PM-Chamber Music Coachings (arranged)

4:30-6:30 PM-Composition Reading with MSU student composers
MSU Community Music School Recital Hall