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: Fall 2015

Gigging 101
Wednesday, September 9th / 6PM / SB320
Interested in breaking into the freelance market in Boston? Want to diversify and grow your gigs? We’re bringing together a diverse panel of freelancers and contractors to share resources and tips.

From Dream to Reality: Building Creative Projects
Tuesday, September 29th / 6PM / Pierce Hall

Every year, the EM Department recruits a team of students to create a performance project that incorporates diverse themes, unorthodox venues, or fresh repertoire. Come kick-off the process with an interactive workshop on program curation and a high-energy brainstorming session for this year’s project.

There’s a Grant for That!
Wednesday, October 14th / 6PM / SB320

Do you have an idea for a project that you’ve always wanted to pursue? The EM Grant program provides funding (up to $1500) for creative student projects.  Come to learn more about effective grant writing and gather information about how to successfully navigate EM’s grant application process.

EM Expo with the Parker Quartet
Sunday, October 25th / 2-6PM / Pierce Hall

Join us for the fourth annual EM Expo, an interactive symposium devoted to giving you a peek under the hood of some of the most forward looking and inventive young ensembles in the country. This year’s ensemble-in-residence is the Parker Quartet.

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.