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Archive: NYC 2014

Archive: NYC 2014

19th Annual NETMCDO Conference

Wednesday and Thursday,
January 15 and 16, 2014
Manhattan School of Music
New York City

We're gathering Wednesday-Thursday, January 15-16, 2014, at Manhattan School of Music in NYC and we'd love to have you come help us tackle this ambitious and multi-faceted topic. We're excited to be taking on [drum roll, please . . . ]

The 2014 NETMCDO Conference Schedule & Agenda

How effective are we?
Exploring New Approaches to Assessment

This year we're putting assessment in a larger context and looking at it through multiple vantage points: those of students/alumni, faculty, and administration.

We’ll be using Design Thinking to approach Assessment with new energy and ideas. To get a sense of Design Thinking, watch this 3 minute video from the Kauffman Foundation.

Curious about how to put this approach to use in education? Check out Design Thinking for Educators.

Day 1 Agenda: Wednesday, January 15

We will start promptly at 9:00 am and go until 5:00 pm.

We will discuss the many aspects of music career services issues in panel discussions, small breakout groups, and large group discussions. These sessions will address the issues that matter most to YOU -- so bring your ideas, questions, and concerns to share and explore.

Check-in open at 8:15 a.m.
Coffee, tea, and continental breakfast available at 8:30 a.m

9:00–9:45 a.m. Introductions: stories of assessment (nightmares, successes)

With our intrepid facilitator composer/bassoonist/bon vivant John Steinmetz. Gain perspective from the field and learn how things are at other institutions.

10:00–11:30 Using Design Thinking for teaching, programming, advising, and more

From Stanford University’s Design School, we’re using a process to enhance our creativity—to think like entrepreneurs and designers so we can explode our preconceived assessment views and habits. We’ll sample the 5 stage process and see how it can be applied in working with students, alumni, faculty, and administration.

11:30–12:45
p.m.
Lunch - Provided

A delicious lunch (included in cost of registration) — connect with both new and “old” friends and discuss topics started in the morning sessions.

12:45–1:45 What do we know (or think we know) about the needs of the populations we serve?

We'll test our assumptions and available evidence for what people need from us, as we examine our priorities in addressing the needs of students, administrators, faculty, as well as our own.

1:45–2:30 TBD
2:45–3:45 Fast track: immediate needs met

Whether you’re leading a start-up music career program or one that has been around for years, these small group discussions will address your most pressing concerns.

3:45-4:30 Problem solving across the board

Building on our group discussions, we’ll do a version of speed-dating to match challenges with innovative approaches.

4:15–4:45 Recap and Preview of Thursday.
5:00–6:00 Topflight cocktails with MSM President James Gandre

Enjoy a great city view from the President's Residence and a relaxing drink to decompress from the day's activities.

Day 2 Agenda: Thursday, January 16

We will start promptly at 9:00 am and go until 5:15 pm.

9:00–9:30 am Idea Marketplace

Exchanging the latest finds in best career development and entrepreneurship resources and ideas.

9:30–10:45

Improving self-assessment skills: for ourselves and those we mentor.

We will be joined by MSM Wind Lab current students for interactive exercises.

11:00–12:00 Expectations & outcomes: what do our clients want/need?

What do students, parents, and our institutions want and need from us? Invited speakers include Deans from a number of institutions. (The panel will be announced soon: we’re getting folks ready to share the unvarnished truth, both the good and the otherwise.)

12:00–1:30 p.m. Lunch

Lunch at nearby restaurants (on your own).

Optional tour/open house of Manhattan School of Music’s Center for Music Entrepreneurship from 1:00–1:30

1:30–3:15 Empathize, clarifying and defining need.

Ideate: Applying design thinking to our institutions and our own work.

3:30–4:15 Prototyping: building our “ideal” program to meet the needs identified

Discussion of process — how this applies to our work: innovation, entrepreneurship, institutional issues, assessment.

4:15–5:15 Wrap-up and "Talking Stick" Closing Ceremony

As many veterans can attest, this tradition is as vital a part of our conference as any of the sessions. Please try and arrange your travel plans so that you can stay until at least 5:15. Or better yet: stay an extra night and join us for cocktails and/or dinner.

This year we're putting assessment in a larger context and looking at it through multiple vantage points: those of students/alumni, faculty, and administration. We're going both broad and deep in sessions designed to help us:

  • understand and communicate the value of what we do
  • learn how we are perceived by our institutions and communities
  • help musicians learn how to assess their own work

Many institutions are struggling with assessment expectations—from administrators, to parents, and accrediting bodies. We're looking at new insights into reflective practice, so we can . . .

  • Value what we measure. Measure what we value.
  • We will look at the question of “What are we measuring and why?” from the perspectives of the institution, the career development program/office, and possibly the most important -- the individual artist.
  • We'll be applying these new assessment ideas to our institutions, programs, workshops, teaching, counseling, and our own career trajectories.

For more information: 2014 Conference Schedule/Agenda

About Us

NETMCDO is the only annual conference specifically dedicated to developing and strengthening career services and entrepreneurship for musicians! Devote two days to music career issues and leave energized and motivated to better assist your students and alumni.

The conference is an opportunity to exchange ideas and information on assisting musicians in developing careers. We’ve kept the cost to a minimum and the networking, information-sharing, and peer-learning at a maximum.

Our conference is created and run by the group it serves. It is put on by and for career development professionals.

Info found on this page:

  • Conference Overview
  • About "Open Space"
  • Who Attends
  • Benefits
  • Our Facilitator
  • Our Venue
  • Chamber Music America
  • NETMCDO Conference Costs
  • Registration
2014 Conference Overview

How effective are we?
Exploring New Approaches to Assessment

This year we're putting assessment in a larger context and looking at it through multiple vantage points: those of students/alumni, faculty, and administration.  We're going both broad and deep in sessions designed to help us: 

  • understand and communicate the value of what we do
  • learn how we are perceived by our institutions and communities
  • help musicians learn how to assess their own work

For more information: 2014 Conference Schedule/Agenda