The EM Series offers micro-burst learning opportunities, from how-to sessions to in-depth exploration of topics that affect musicians everywhere. This series includes several concentrated formats that deliver diverse lessons and models for students and alumni to use:
- Communications Mini-Series: learn how to engage audiences, spread the word, and communicate with confidence
- Health and Wellness Workshops: expose yourself to effective strategies for achieving peak performance and work-life balance
- Mock Auditions: participate in our annual mock-auditions held at Symphony Hall and adjudicated by BSO and local professional musicians
- Pedagogy Mini-Series: build skills and collect resources that will help you grow as a teacher in a variety of formal and informal settings
- Spotlight Series: connect with leading musicians in the field to get your questions answered about life after the conservatory
- DMA Series: collect tools and resources to guide your college faculty job search
- The Expo: attend a day-long symposium devoted to giving you a peek under the hood of some of the most forward looking and inventive young ensembles in the country
Below, you will find detailed information about upcoming events in the EM series. All sessions are free for NEC students, alumni, faculty, and staff, and the general public.
The Expo with Fifth House Ensemble
Sunday, September 22, 2013 // 9:30AM-6:00PM // Pierce Hall
Join us for the second annual EM Expo, a day-long symposium devoted to giving you a peek under the hood of some of the most forward looking and inventive young ensembles in the country.
Saturday, September 28-Sunday, September 29, 2013 // MIT Media Lab (E14), 6th floor, 75 Amherst Street, Cambridge, MA
MIT's first annual festival and hackathon exploring the intersection of arts, entertainment, technology, and entrepreneurship
Practicing in Flow
Sunday, October 6, 2013 // 2:00-5:00PM // Pierce Hall
Practicing in Flow is the first workshop in a three-part peak performance series led by performance psychologist Andreas Burzik and co-sponsored by A Far Cry.
Performing in Flow
Monday, October 7, 2013 // 6:00-8:00PM // Pierce Hall
Performing in Flow is the second workshop in a three-part peak performance series led by performance psychologist Andreas Burzik and co-sponsored by A Far Cry.
Flow Masterclass with A Far Cry
Saturday, October 12, 2013 // 10:00AM // A Far Cry Studio
Watch Andreas Burzik work with members of A Far Cry to test strategies and tools for finding "group flow" in a larger performance setting
Piano Seminar: Francesco Trsitano
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 // 10:00AM // Pierce Hall
Presented in partnership with the Piano Department, this seminar will feature Francesco Tristano, who will discuss his work combining live piano with electronics (and EDM).
Teach Smart with Susan Reed
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 // 6:00-8:00PM // Williams Hall
Join master teacher Susan Reed for an interactive session on best practices for teaching private lessons.
The Healthy Musician
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 // 6:30-8:30PM // SBG01
Join neurologist Michael Charness, MD and physical therapist Regina Cambell for a participatory session on performance injury prevention and wellness strategies for musicians
Speaking to Your Audience
Sunday, November 17, 2013 // 3:30-5:30PM // Pierce Hall
Facilitated by public speaking expert Margie Zohn. Co-sponsored with Community Performances and Partnerships.