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Professional Development Webinars co-presented by the American Composers Orchestra (ACO) and the American Composers Forum (ACF),

November 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CST

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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 (ACF), and feature panel discussions by esteemed professionals in the industry about topics including Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Entrepreneurship and Creating an Ensemble; Film Composition; Fundraising via Supportive Individuals; Programming and Digital Curation; Publishing, Self-Publishing, and Management; Recording Law and Practice; Project Production and Recording; and more.

Volume One runs from October 14, 2020 through February 3, 2021. All Professional Development Webinars are free of charge, with registration required.

Schedule:

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 lkrider@composersforum.org 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