Podcast: CMA Talks

Welcome to CMA Talks, CMA’s podcast that explores the challenges of performing, producing, and advocating for small ensemble music.

Podcast

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Listen in as Angela Myles Beeching explains the value of mindfulness for musicians and explains how to use mindset tools to help artists do their best work. Have a question about how to move forward in your professional or creative life? Email angelaanswers@chamber-music.org.

 

A grantee of CMA’s Residency Partnership Program, Zara Lawler discusses how to develop interactive youth-centered performances as well as strategies for meaningful, mutually-beneficial relationships with education partners. Session handout.

 

Listen-in as he addresses conference attendees and discusses the unique uses of focus groups by Orchestra X and the Minnesota Opera. CMA’s National Conference receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Additional support for this podcast was provided by the Wallace Foundation's "Building Audiences for the Arts" initiative.

 

Listen-in as Bob Harlow discusses the use of focus groups by the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston with conference attendees. CMA’s National Conference receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Additional support for this podcast was provided by the Wallace Foundation's "Building Audiences for the Arts" initiative.

 

Listen as Donna Walker-Kuhne (President, Walker Communications Group) discusses practical, proven strategies for building audiences that better reflect the diversity of your local community. To learn more about Donna Walker-Kuhne and Walker International Communications Group Inc., visit www.walkercommunicationsgroup.com. CMA’s National Conference receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Additional support for this podcast was provided by the Wallace Foundation's "Building Audiences for the Arts" initiative.

 

In this episode, we listen back to Olivia Marlowe-Giovetti's May 2018 First Tuesday session on Improving Marketing Outcomes with A/B Testing. Additional support for this podcast was provided by the Wallace Foundation's "Building Audiences for the Arts" initiative.

 

In this episode of CMA Talks, Kaori Fujii, founder & president of Music Beyond, offers a practical framework for integrating art and social action. She discusses 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.

 

Every ensemble—from young or emerging to well-established performers and educators— ponders artist management. Should an ensemble seek a large, well-known agency? Is self-management a better alternative? When is the appropriate time to look for management? Experienced artist manager Nancy Christensen of Christensen Arts will discuss these topics and more in this episode of CMA Talks: Understanding Artist Management.

 

Theresa Hubbard, associate director for program operations at Fractured Atlas, explores the benefits and tools of crowdfunding sites. Find out how to make crowdfunding an effective fundraising tool, and how to turn your donors into your audience.

 


 

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