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Professional Development Webinars co-presented by the American Composers Orchestra (ACO) and the American Composers Forum (ACF),
November 9, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CST
One event on January 20, 2021 at 2:00 pm
One event on February 3, 2021 at 2:00 pm
The following Professional Development Webinars are co-presented by the American Composers Orchestra (ACO) and the American Composers Forum (
Volume One runs from October 14, 2020 through February 3, 2021. All Professional Development Webinars are free of charge, with registration required.
Monday, November 9, 2020 at 2pm CDT / 3pm ET: Fundraising via Supportive Individuals
Learn how to raise funds for your next project by leveraging the support of generous individuals. ACO Acting President and Director of Development Lyndsay Werking leads a panel of artists and administrators fluent in grassroots fundraising. Q&A with audience will follow.
Panelists: Bonnie Marshall, American Composers Forum VP of Development; Nicholas Phan, tenor; Dafnis Prieto, drummer, composer, and educator; Somi Kakoma, vocalist & songwriter
If you require an interpreter, closed-captioning, or any other accommodations to fully engage, please contact Laura Krider via [email protected] within 48 hours of the event.
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 2pm CDT / 3pm ET: Entrepreneurship & Ensembles for Composers
How can composers help guide their own careers? What part does creating an ensemble play in that? Frank J. Oteri moderates a panel of innovative ensemble creators to explore topics of entrepreneurship and career advancement as a composer. Q&A with audience will follow.
Panelists: Afa Dworkin, Sphinx Organization; Nadia Sirota, yMusic; Sugar Vendil, The Nouveau Classical Project
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 2pm CDT / 3pm ET: Finding Your Voice Online
How can composers find their true artistic message and convey that effectively online? Dameun Strange, Director of Community and Belonging at ACF, moderates a panel and Q&A exploring topics of authenticity and effectiveness online.
Panelists: Anthony R. Green, composer & performer; Mary Prescott, composer and interdisciplinary artist; Beth Stewart, Verismo Communications founder