Schedule & Agenda

Schedule & Agenda


The NETMCDO Ground Crew is pleased to announce 
that we are back in New York City for our 24th conference: 
May 21–22, 2019

[Note: AGENDA posted on 05/14/2019 below]


Unpacking what matters most
for musicians, institutions, audiences, and ourselves

Areas of focus this year include:

  • How to effectively teach in a distracted culture…
  • Tools we can use to stay focused on what matters most…
  • How to facilitate meetings, rehearsals, entrepreneurial coaching and classes for optimal learning…
  • Solutions for musicians dealing with plugged-in audiences…
  • How to get busy administrators on board with your program…
  • Practical ways to facilitate change…
  • How to pay direct attention to the real ‘elephants in the room’… 

We promise you’ll leave feeling invigorated! Please join us.

Conference Highlights

Guest panelists/speakers include:

NEA Jazz Master Maria Schneider, a multiple Grammy-winning composer, band lander and music advocate who has been called “a national treasure" (NPR)

Noted versatile violinist and humanitarian Kelly Hall-Tompkins, a recent New York Times "New Yorker of the Year" who “compels you to listen” (American Record Guide)

  • New York Philharmonic’s Vice President of External Affairs Adam Crane, also a co-founder and board member of Street Symphony
  • Publicist Gail Wein, former Washington Post music critic and NPR host/producer
  • Susan Dadian, Chamber Music America’s Classical/Contemporary Program Director
  • Michael Alcée, psychologist and TED Speaker
  • Patrick Bartley, jazz saxophonist (including on the The Late Show with Stephen Colbert)

Guest panelists/speakers include:

  • The Listening Dyad: A tool for discovering and defining your authentic voice
    Tanya Kalmanovitch, Mannes & New England Conservatory
  • The Community Engagement 'Hat Trick': Discovering Tools for Effective Community Engagement Through Interactive Peer Learning
    Tanya Maggi, New England Conservatory
  • Using the Japanese concept of ‘Ikigai’ as a tool for long-term career fulfillment
    Jazmín Morales, Colburn School
  • “How do we articulate our value?”
    Jeffrey Nytch, University of Colorado - Boulder



 DAY 2: Wed, May 22



[AGENDA updated 05/14/2019]