2017 Conference General Sessions
Friday, January 13, 2017
Keynote: The Future of the Arts in America | 9:30-10:45 AM
Technological developments, the shrinking of the recording industry, and the aging of our traditional donor base are only a few of the many factors affecting the future of the arts in America. In the coming years, we will continue to see significant changes in the size of audiences, the availability of contributed funds, and the nature of our boards. This session will review these new trends and paint a picture of the arts ecology in the United States 20 years into the future.
Michael M. Kaiser is chairman of the DeVos Institute of Arts Management, where he oversees the DeVos Institute’s training and consulting programs both in the United States and internationally. From 2001 through 2014, Mr. Kaiser served as president of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, where he expanded educational and artistic programming, oversaw a major renovation effort of most of the Center’s theaters, and led the country in arts management training.
Mr. Kaiser previously served as Executive Director of the Royal Opera House, the largest performing arts organization in the United Kingdom; Executive Director of American Ballet Theatre; and Executive Director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Foundation. He is the author of eight books and writes a weekly column for The Huffington Post.
Mr. Kaiser received his Master’s degree in management from M.I.T.’s Sloan School of Management and his Bachelor's degree in economics magna cum laude from Brandeis University. He was named Impresario of the Year in 2006 by Musical America and in 2009 received the George Peabody Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Music in America. In May 2014, the University of Missouri-Kansas City conferred on him the degree of Doctor of Music.
Breakout Sessions: The Future of the Arts in America | 10:45-11:45 AM
Following Mr. Kaiser’s Keynote, join experts from the field to dive deeper into the arts topics that will have a permanent role in our future.
The Role of Data in Decision-Making
Director, Office of Research & Analysis, National Endowment for the Arts
What’s In Your Entrepreneurial Future?
Strategies and Implications for Musicians and Presenters
Angela Myles Beeching
Author, Beyond Talent: Creating a Successful Career in Music
Our Future Reality in the Virtual World
President & CEO, New Music USA
The Future Role of Collegiate Performing Arts Education
Chair and Associate Director, Juilliard Jazz
Creating a Marketing Plan for the Future
President & CEO, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Panel Discussion: Artists’ Perspectives | 9:30 - 10:45 AM
As a complement to Friday’s Keynote, join four outstanding musicians to hear their visions for the future, and how they anticipate adapting to economic, technologic, and demographic changes in the years ahead.
Turtle Island Quartet
Juilliard String Quartet
Alto Saxophonist and Composer
MODERATOR: Jamie Bennett
Facilitated Discussions: Artist Panel | 10:45-11:45 AM
Following the General Session, the artists will lead break-out sessions to discuss their perspectives in greater detail.
Sunday, January 15, 2017
General Session: A Conversation with Paquito D’Rivera | 10:45 - 11:45 AM
Listen in on a conversation between pianist, composer, and CMA board president Billy Childs and Paquito D'Rivera, recipient of CMA’s 2017 Richard J. Bogomolny National Service Award. The Award presentation will take place following the conversation.