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    Joe Conyers Bass Masterclass

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    October 2020 Workshops

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    The Path to Financial Freedom

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    Entrepreneurship and Empowering Communities

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    Michigan Opera Theater Career Exposure, March 2019

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!



Career Unwind: Music Education Spotlight

Thursday, October 8; 4-5 PM ET

Join us for the Career Unwind -- a chance to unwind and enjoy this conversation with a successful professional! Matthew Hunter is a public school teacher, gospel choir director, and actor. Learn about his career path, the importance of leadership and diversity, pursuing multiple interests in your career, and his experience as an educator in urban and suburban settings. That's what this is all about, demystifying the road to success!!

Some of his involvement when he was a student at MSU: Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, MSU Gospel Choir, Spartan Dischords, MSU Campus Tour Guide, Resident Assistant at Bailey Hall, Racial Ethnic Student Aide (now known as Intercultural Aide) at Bailey Hall, Brody Black Caucus

This event will be held online. Register using this link.


The Path to Financial Freedom for Freelance Musicians and Educators

Wednesday, October 14; 12:40-1:30 PM ET

In this workshop, entrepreneur and financial coach Kim Wren will share proven strategies musicians and music educators can implement to transform their money mindset and start building wealth on any size income. Go from anxious about debt and bills to having a clear path towards financial freedom. 

This event will be held online. Register using this link.


Joe Conyers Bass Masterclass

Monday, October 26; 7:00-8:30 PM ET

Joseph H. Conyers was appointed assistant principal bass of The Philadelphia Orchestra in 2010 and has been acting associate principal since 2017. He joined the Orchestra after tenures with the Atlanta Symphony; the Grand Rapids Symphony, where he served as principal bass; and the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra.
Described by the Grand Rapids Press as “a lyrical musician who plays with authenticity that transcends mere technique,” Mr. Conyers has performed with many orchestras as soloist, including the Alabama Symphony, the Flagstaff Symphony, the Richmond Symphony, the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, and the Sphinx Symphony, having won second prize at the 2004 Sphinx Competition in Detroit.

He is also a noted entrepreneur, educator, and a a 2019 Sphinx Organization Medal of Excellence recipient.
Join us as he coaches students from the Michigan State University bass studio on repertoire, artistry, and technique.

This event will be held in a virtual webinar format. Register using this link.


Entrepreneurship and Empowering Communities

Wednesday, October 28; 5-6 PM ET

Being a classical musician in the 21st century can be horribly difficult and stressful - particularly when using a 19th century approach to concerts and audience engagement. Today, musicians and musical institutions have more tools at their disposal than ever before to connect with the world around them. Further, given the pandemic, musicians can reimagine their role in society in a way that is beneficial both to them and the communities in which they live. Meet Joe Conyers, Asst. Principal Bass of the Philadelphia Orchestra and entrepreneur. Learn how he's taken his love of music, married it with a passion for youth empowerment through his nonprofit Project 440, and built a platform on which he can directly connect with the rest of the world.

This event will be held online. Register using this link.