This free series, led by experts in the field, consists of eight sessions held at CMA’s offices in New York City and streamed online.
Sessions are presented the first Tuesday of the month (October–June) unless otherwise noted. Space is limited; RSVP is required to attend in person.
A video of each session is posted online following the initial presentation.
December 6, 3PM
Social Action Through Music
Kaori Fujii, Music Beyond
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, will offer a practical framework for integrating art and social action. She’ll discuss where to begin, when to seek advice, how to develop your personal narrative and mission, and different methods for supporting your goals—including fundraising, sponsorship, and community partners.
Flutist Kaori Fujii is the founder and president of Music Beyond, Inc., a nonproﬁt organization that trains and empowers musicians to become music teachers in developing countries. Born in Tokyo and currently residing in New York, Fujii has performed, toured, and recorded with renowned artists and orchestras worldwide, and appeared at the John F. Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Liederhalle Stuttgart, Teresa Carreno Theater, Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall, and Suntory Hall. She has released eight albums and was the youngest-ever prize-winner at Japan's three largest music competitions.