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:
- We host several Open Houses throughout the year to share information about the opportunities we offer, and connect you with students who are currently involved.
- If you’re looking to access important resources and skills, drop in to one of our Boot Camp sessions to arm yourself with information on financial management, web presence for musicians, communications, and more.
- If it’s new ideas and connections you’re after, take a seat at an upcoming Round-Table Discussion to cover timely topics with leading professionals in the music field.
- EM Symposia offer a chance to dig deeper and consider ideas and trends that will evolve new audiences and ways for music to be in the world.
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 $5 admission for the general public.
BOOTCAMP: Taxes for Artists
Tuesday, January 22 // 6:00PM // SB316
Led by CPA Jeff Donahue
BOOTCAMP: Pre-Performance Routines with Dr. Noa Kageyama
Thursday, January 24, 2013 // 4:00PM // Keller Room
Led by Dr. Noa Kageyama, performance specialist and author of the popular blog bulletproofmusician.com (session I of three-part series on Peak Performance)
BOOTCAMP: Mock Auditions at the Boston Symphony Orchestra
Mock auditions are only open to NEC students and sign-up is required (session II of three-part series on Peak Performance). To reserve a slot for a mock audition, email Eva Heinstein at email@example.com.
- Strings: Monday, January 28, 2013 // 6:30-9:30PM // BSO
- Brass and Percussion: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 // 6:30-9:30PM // BSO
- Winds: Thursday, January 31, 2013 // 6:30-9:30PM // BSO
BOOTCAMP: Focus in Performance with Dr. Noa Kageyama
Thursday, February 7, 2013 // 5:00PM // Williams Hall
Led by Dr. Noa Kageyama, performance specialist and author of the popular blog bulletproofmusician.com (session III of three-part series on Peak Performance)
SYMPOSIUM: The Expo with Fifth House Ensemble in Residence
Sunday, February 10, 2013 // 9:30-6:00PM // NEC - Various
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. Featuring Chicago's acclaimed Fifth House Ensemble.
PERFORMANCE PROJECT: Heartbeat at the Museum of Fine Arts
Thursday, February, February 14, 2013 // 6:30PM // Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Edward Linde Gallery
NEC students take back Valentine's Day with new music and a new way to experience the museum's collection
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: At the Heart of DIY
Thursday, March 14, 2013 // 5:00PM // Williams Hall
Chicago-based clarinetist James Falzone discusses the balance of sustaining a freelance career in performance, composition, and teaching
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: The Portfolio Musician
Monday, March 25, 2013 // 5:00PM // SB113
Boston Brass founder Jeff Connor discusses best practices for launching and growing a chamber ensemble
Saturday, April 6, 2013 // 10AM-4:00PM // 100 Main Street Cambridge, MA
An IdeaStorm and Pitchathon presented by MIT Sloan’s Entertainment, Media, and Sports Club, in partnership with the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, New England Conservatory of Music, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: Kate Vincent
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 // 4:30PM // Keller
Founder of Firebird Ensemble, Kate Vincent discusses the process of curating inventive and interdisciplinary contemporary performances
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: Michele Von Haugg
Monday, April 22, 2013 // 4:00PM // JH118
Founder and Director of Clarinets for Conservation, Michele Von Haugg discusses their interdisciplinary educational work in Moshi, Tanzania. Co-sponsored by Community Performance and Partnerships.
BOOTCAMP: Applying to the Fulbright Scholar Program
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 // 4:00PM // SB313
Suzanne Hegland and Rachel Roberts review the process for applying for a Fulbright scholarship
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: Stephen Upshaw
Monday, April 29, 2013 // 4:30PM // SB113
Atlanta native Stephen Upshaw discusses the process of developing a performance career abroad
BOOTCAMP: Don’t be Afraid of the Numbers
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 // 4:30PM // Keller
Tanya Kalmanovitch and Rachel Roberts review the nuts-and-bolts of personal finance