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 interactive workshops that deliver diverse models for students and alumni to use.

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.

What's Next: Spring 2016

Taking Artistic Control: Starting Your Own Performance Series
Thursday, January 28th / 5PM / Keller
Don Palma of Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and Julie Scolnik of Mistral Music discuss the process of starting a successful performance series from scratch.

There's a Grant for That!
Wednesday, February 3rd / 6PM / SB300
A hands-on information session about EM’s grant program with all the details you need to apply for a grant in the spring cycle.

Spread the Word: Social Media for Artists
Friday, February 5th / 10AM / Williams
Join Nell Buck, Digital and Social Communications Manager at NEC to learn strategies that will make your social marketing more lovable and effective. 

Professional Headshot Sessions
Tuesday, March 1st and Thursday March 3rd / 6-9PM / SB231
Highly affordable and flexible headshot packages with photographer Nile Hawver from Nile Scott Shots. Click here to register for a slot.

Scoring Workshop
Friday, February 26th / 4-6PM / Brown Hall
Emmy Award-winning composer Sean Callery '87 leads interactive scoring workshop

Listen for the Hmmmm
Friday, March 4th / 4-6PM / SB315
Creativity and ideation workshop with Rob Kapilow of What Makes it Great

Fulbright Information Session
Tuesday, April 26th / 5-6PM / SB314
Information session for students and alumni interested in applying for a Fulbright grant

Online Alumni Workshops

Grantwriting for Artists
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 / 7:00PM / Online - Register for Details
Learn to identify grant opportunities that fit your goals and gather tools for writing compelling proposals that convey the quality and impact of your work.

Your Online Home: Building an Artist Website
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 / 12:00-1:30PM / Online - Register for Details
Learn how to build a clean, modern and attractive website that provides a dynamic portrait of your work.

Don’t be Afraid of the Numbers: Financial Planning for Artists
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 / 12:00-1:30PM / Online - Register for Details
Explore the opportunities and challenges associated with collaborative projects and collect resources for meeting collaborators, setting timelines, defining roles, and more.

Maximizing your Impact through Collaboration
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 / 7:00-8:30PM / Online - Register for Details
Explore the opportunities and challenges associated with collaborative projects how your communication and work style impact inter-personal relationships and group dynamics.


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