First Tuesday Sessions Videos

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 June 2017 First Tuesday session, Gary Padmore and Eun Lee of the Orchestra of St. Luke's and The Dream Unfinished share strategies for forming meaningful, mutually-beneficial relationships with local communities.

Understanding Your Audience

In this video, recorded at our May 2017 First Tuesday session, Symphony Space marketing experts Kristin Cook and Ben Philippe share research techniques and strategies designed to help you better understand your current audiences and those you want to reach. MORE


Social Action Through Music

What is the artist’s role in society at large? How can music foster positive change in our local communities, and in the wider world? Kaori Fujii, founder & president of Music Beyond, Inc., offers a practical framework for integrating art and social action. MORE


The Composer-Ensemble-Commissioner Relationship

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. MORE


Navigating Today's Professional Landscape

Bassoonist and ICE-core member Rebekah Heller discusses what it takes to run a successful ensemble in today’s performing arts environment, and how artistry and organizational savvy can—and should—coexist in a career. MORE

Creating a PR Strategy with Matt Merewitz

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. MORE



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