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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.
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.
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
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