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.

What's Next

Pre-Performance Routines with Dr. Noa Kageyama 
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 // 5:00PM // Pierce

Led by Dr. Noa Kageyama, performance psychologist and founder of 

Traveling with Your Music
Thursday, January 22, 2015 // 6:00PM // Pierce

Led by Maria Finkelmeier with guests Rachel Panitch, Kyle Acuncius and Ryan Edwards

Focus in Performance 
Thursday, February 5, 2015 // 5:00PM // Pierce

Led by Dr. Noa Kageyama, performance psychologist and founder of

Protecting Performance Health: A Musician's Guide
Sunday, February 22, 2015 // 1:30-4:30PM // Williams Hall

Co-presented by Entrepreneurial Musicianship, NEC Health Services and the Performing Arts Medicine Association (PAMA)

Taxes for Artists
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 // 6:00-8:00PM // SB300

Led by Richard Sweeny, a former Senior Appeals Officer for the IRS

The Accidental Teacher
Thursday, February 26, 2015 // 6:00-8:00PM // SB300

Led by Susan Calkins, vocalist and veteran teacher

Professional Recording A-Z
Monday, March 2, 2015 // 6:00-8:00PM // SB113
Presented by The Record Co.

Personalize Your Marketing
Monday, March 9, 2015 // 6:00PM // SB113

Led by Steve Haase, marketing consultant for HubSpot

The Art of Storytelling
Thursday, March 26, 2015 // 5:00PM // JH118
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 // 4:00PM // JH118

President Tony Woodcock leads two interactive sessions on public speaking for artists