How clearly can we articulate to ourselves what inspires us and how it shows up in our work as musicians? How do we negotiate between new influences and our previously “established” voice? What can we gain from tracing past influences? Hosted by composer & student Cullyn Murphy.
How we engage the communities around us, how we experiment with different formats before, during, and after concerts, and how that affects the way we present new music. Hosted by Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti.
Get up-close and personal about music career failures, and how we can be more resilient for when the next one happens. Hosted by Rachel Hacker.
A discussion about how to notate extended techniques, improvisations, and if/when over- or under-notating is useful. Hosted by John Huenemann.
Exploring how we can expand the gender diversity represented in new operatic works and how we can rethink casting of established works in the 21st century. Hosted by Aiden Kim Feltkamp.
What impression does holding a bachelor’s degree give potential collaborators, and what limitations are present when building a career? Hosted by Tony Manfredonia.
Is it possible to run a successful, financially viable, new music radio program/station with ample listenership? Hosted by Chrysanthe Tan.
Before we can understand an artist’s work, thoughts, creative aesthetic, artistic merit, and so forth, we must learn and understand his/her personnel background and their gestation… Hosted by Ryan Keebaugh.
What are the most effective and efficient ways to promote yourself and your performances? How do you get audiences into the seats? Where is the line between adequate promotion and spamming? Hosted by Jennifer Reason.
Hi all! We’re slowing the #musochat schedule over the summer. Chats will take place the last Sunday of each month: June 25, July 30, and August 27. Sign up here…
Join Musochat at New Music Gathering for an in-person #musochat on the subject of support. Hosted by the Musochat leadership squad.
Can historically accurate performance practice improve or enhance musical presentation to new and regular audiences? Hosted by Joseph Svendsen.
How has technology changed the way music teachers interact with students? Can it? Hosted by Shaya Lyon.
A dive into the process of building momentum for new music from what seems like nothing, with the hope that everyone will teach each other a few strategies for identifying critical local resources and potential institutional partners. Hosted by Garrett Schumann.
No chat this week. See you on the 23rd!
Let’s discuss how we register works, obtain licenses for recording, protect what we’ve created, and the permissions we need to perform work written by someone else. Hosted by Ian Ring.
How can new music be used as a vehicle for arts diplomacy; locally, domestically and internationally? Hosted by Josh Armenta.
How do we prioritize in our work? As musicians, sometimes there are a lot of small tasks or projects that eventually lead to a big payoff. Sometimes projects stall. How do we decide how to best direct our limited resource: time? Hosted by Tammy Evans Yonce.
How do we perpetuate our projects in austerity conditions? Hosted by Kelly Lovelady.
A discussion about the usage and trend of extended techniques. Are they necessary and if so, what guidelines should be considered when using them? Hosted by Cassandra Venaglia.
Trying new things can be intimidating, yet crucial to our personal and artistic growth. When was the last time you tried something new? How did it go? Is trying new things a regular part of your routine, or something that doesn’t happen very often? Hosted by Hillary LaBonte.
Every time we perform, share a new piece, or even simply live our lives, we open the doors to critique. How can we suss out helpful advice from unhelpful advice? What are some of the best ways to incorporate (or ignore) criticism? Hosted by Chrysanthe Tan.
There’s no better way to perform and connect with your own personal music community than intimate house concerts. We will discuss ideas for producing, promoting, and performing house concerts. Hosted by Arthur Breur.
Can we make meaningful connections with listeners entirely in the digital space? Can musicians learn meaningfully from each other about audience development strategies online? What barriers stand in the way? What tools are available? Hosted by Shaya Lyon.
How we interact, structure our time, problem-solve, and the degree to which we allow ourselves to be vulnerable with one another can determine not only the outcome of our performances, but also our personal experience of music-making and even the trajectory of our careers. Hosted by Ann Moss.
Discussing sustainable placemaking strategies with regards to music and performing arts. Focused on low income and underprivileged communities. Hosted by Matt Kribs.
Any discussion of “relevance” and new music has to begin with this: How does the audience find us? Can they afford us? Do they come equipped to listen? What’s our responsibility – in programming, performing, teaching, and composing – when it comes to making new music accessible to new listeners and new communities? Hosted by Greg Simon.
From teaching to performing, or even those of us who work day jobs unrelated to music, income is often made through various sources for musicians. How do we as performers, composers, directors, etc., find the time to do practice what we excel at most? Hosted by Tony Manfredonia.
How do you listen? These days, we’re all very focused on how to be successful in the new internet economy – and we should be. However, if we know more about a composer’s career than we do about their music, then we’re out of balance. In this conversation, we’ll talk about the art of listening, the importance of it, and the support of fellow musicians and composers. Hosted by Anthony Joseph Lanman.
Discussing our business habits as performers, composers, and creators. What business skills do we have, need, recommend? What “traditional” business resources should we know about and take advantage of as people in the creation business? Hosted by Arthur Breur.