TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2014
Don’t Quit Your Day Job (Yet): How to Pay the Bills Offstage
It’s something every artist needs to think about: the traditional and non-traditional ways of making ends meet while you’re waiting for the phone to ring. Making an effective five-year plan and identifying other skill sets and interests that pay the bills are crucial for any creative artist. Learn from panelists who have found unusual methods of staying solvent, as well as those whose businesses’ depend on creative workers.
TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 2014
SUPERFANS: Opera’s Devoted Online Community
Anonymous no more! Communities like Opera-L and websites like Parterre Box represent a brave new world in which art consumers communicate with each other and share experiences across continents. How has the rise of the blogosphere changed our awareness and enjoyment of opera? Meet some of the web’s most committed commenters and journalists and learn if anonymity makes the art grow fonder.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2013
“But What I Really Want to Do is Direct”:
Training Opera’s New Stage Directors
Finding support and training can be hard — breaking in is even harder. What skills do you need in order to prepare yourself for a career as a stage director of opera? Where and how is the next generation being trained? This panel discussion features insight from some of today’s most active stage directors, sharing which pathways helped them build experience and which traps to avoid.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2013
Tech Talk: Building Your Professional Internet Presence
This discussion of web strategy is perfect for those who don’t know the front end from the back end. The panel features figures from the world of Internet marketing and artist management, as well as singers who have extensive experience managing their brand. Learn about creating an online presence, a personal mission statement and a manageable social media strategy that works for you.