NETMCDO — CELEBRATING 25 YEARS!
About Our 2019 Conference:
May 21–22, New York City
>>> Please review our conference program book that also contains Reports from our Open Space Sessions (pages 47-56) and the Highlighted Resource list that we came up with at the conference (page 57).
Unpacking what matters most
for musicians, institutions, audiences, and ourselves
Location: Manhattan School of Music, 130 Claremont Avenue, New York, NY
Dates: May 21–22, 2019
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Guest panelists/speakers included:
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)
Guest panelists/speakers included:
The full conference schedule:
8:15 AM – Breakfast/Check-in
9:00 AM – Welcomes & Opening Session: Unpacking the Attention Economy
9:45 AM – Group Session: Attention and the Brain with psychologist Michael Alcée
11:00 AM – Teaching Demos:
“The Listening Dyad: A tool for discovering and defining your authentic voice”
• Tanya Kalmanovitch, Mannes & New England Conservatory
“How do we articulate our value?”
• Jeffrey Nytch, University of Colorado – Boulder
12:30 PM – Lunch, on-campus
1:30 PM – Teaching Demos:
“Using the Japanese concept of ‘Ikigai’ as a tool for long-term career fulfillment”
• Jazmín Morales, Colburn School
“The Community Engagement ‘Hat Trick’: Discovering Tools for Effective Community Engagement Through Interactive Peer Learning”
• Tanya Maggi, New England Conservatory
3:15 PM – Group Session: Getting Noticed (Marketing + Publicity for Musicians & Their Institutions) with Adam Crane, New York Philharmonic’s Vice President of External Affairs and Gail Wein, journalist/publicist/producer
4:15 PM – Facilitated Discussions: What the Attention Economy Means to Us & How It Affects Our Work
5:15 PM – Cocktail Reception “at the top” of Manhattan School of Music, with stunning NYC skyline views
8:15 AM – Breakfast
9:00 AM – Group Session: A Conversation with NEA jazz master Maria Schneider, composer, band leader and advocate
10:30 AM – Group Sessions: Open Space (Breakout Sessions driven by attendees’ interests)
12:30 PM – Lunch, off-campus
2:00 PM – Group Session: Attention-Grabbing Music-Making, Performances and Event Design with saxophonist Patrick Bartley, Chamber Music America’s Classical/Contemporary Program Director Susan Dadian, and violinist/humanitarian/educator Kelly Hall-Tompkins
3:15 PM – Facilitation Workshop with John Steinmetz, bassoonist, composer, writer, satirist, speaker
4:45 PM: Closing Ceremony/Talking Stick
NETMCDO is the only annual conference specifically dedicated to developing and strengthening career and entrepreneurship programs 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 best practices in musicians' professional development. 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.
We generally have 40 – 50 music schools and organizations represented at the conference, from universities and colleges, to training orchestras and conservatories. We’ve had a wide range of participants: career center professionals, faculty, support staff, and independent career counselors...
Some attendees are brand new to the career services field and some general university career services staff seek to enhance their offerings for music students. This variety makes for rich discussions and great information and idea sharing. So bring along a colleague from your institution to get even more out of the conference.
NETMCDO holistic view: We have grown to realize that teaching, performing, advising, and administering are all part of career development and entrepreneurship education -- so be prepared to be challenged on all fronts!
Here are a few reasons for you (and your institution) to attend the network conference:
Our registration fee includes costs for managing our meeting spaces, facilitator’s fee, continental breakfasts both days, lunch on day one, and a reception on the first night. Lunch on the 2nd day and your dinners are on your own. (Note that a portion of the conference fee goes toward the nominal, annual cost of this website.)
Many past participants have remarked that this is the most economical conference they have ever attended ... and the most fulfilling ... and enlightening! We plan to keep it that way.
Discounts: Attendees from overseas, contact Casey Molino Dunn about possible discounts.
We want to encourage people to invite their career/entrepreneurship department student workers, fellows or TAs to also attend (we had some last year and they were great!). If you have student workers interested in attending, please let us know. We can offer a discounted registration rate for them.
Last year, we were able to offer reasonably priced rooms in Manhattan School of Music's residence hall.