Highlights from CMA's First Tuesday Sessions are archived below. Videos from the current season are generally posted within two weeks of their original airing.
In this video, recorded at our March 2016 First Tuesday Session, composer Martin Bresnick shares hard-won wisdom on keeping fee negotiations fair and amicable, responding to commissioning requests, setting pay scales, and more.
Martin Bresnick's compositions—from opera, chamber, and symphonic music to film scores and computer music—are performed throughout the world. Among his many accolades are the Elise L. Stoeger Prize from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Charles Ives Living Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the ASCAP Foundation’s Aaron Copland Prize for teaching, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He is currently professor of composition and coordinator of the composition department at the Yale School of Music.
In this video, recorded at our February 2016 First Tuesday Session, the innovative flute-and-electronics ensemble Flutronix discusses DIY and traditional approaches to publishing music. READ MORE
Considering fiscal sponsorship? New York-based attorney, musician, and not-for-profit board member Diana J. Basso walks you through the important factors to consider. READ MORE
Donna Walker-Kuhne—of NJPAC and Walker Communications Group—introduces ten essential techniques for building long-lasting relationships within your community. READ MORE
Whether you’re a performer, composer, presenter, or manager, this interactive workshop will help you define and pursue career advancement on your own terms. READ MORE
In this video, Matt Merewitz maps out the “new world order” of print and digital music promotion with a focus on strategy. Learn the benefits of “old school” practices in combination with new approaches. READ MORE