Highlights from past National Conferences, including keynote presentations and in-depth conversations with leaders from the field.
2017 Conference Keynote: Michael Kaiser on “The Future of the Arts in America”
In this video, recorded at our 2017 National Conference, noted arts administrator and author Michael Kaiser shares his predictions for the future of the arts in the United States and offers strategies for facing the challenges ahead.
In this video, recorded at CMA's 2017 National Conference, pianist, composer, and CMA president Billy Childs speaks with Paquito D'Rivera, recipient of CMA’s 2017 Richard J. Bogomolny National Service Award. READ MORE
In her keynote presentation at CMA’s 2015 National Conference, Jane Chu shares research on the shifting nature of arts participation in the US, stressing the importance of communicating the relevancy—cultural, social, and economic—of the arts to our communities. READ MORE
Attracting the under-25 demographic is a perennial challenge for chamber music presenters. Alan Brown and Joseph Clifford share data-driven strategies for drawing young adults to your performances. READ MORE
In this video, recorded at CMA’s 2015 National Conference, market researcher Bob Harlow speaks about the importance of research in implementing effective audience-building strategies. READ MORE
Four accomplished musicians and cultural entrepreneurs discuss their approaches to deepening audience engagement. Featuring: Jessie Montgomery, Gretchen Parlato, Bobby Sanabria, and Sebastian Ruth; and moderated by Richard Kessler. READ MORE
What works—and what doesn't work—in attracting audiences for our music? In his 2014 conference keynote, Eric Booth shares insights gleaned from decades of helping artists make lasting connections with new and potential concertgoers. READ MORE