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Archive: LA 2018

Archive: LA 2018

Here are details of our NETMCDO 2018 Conference in Los Angeles (last year's):

Our theme for the 2018 conference:

Zoom In / Zoom Out: Music Careers and Context  

Sunny Los Angeles at the Colburn School was the location for two days of workshops, discussions, and networking. This year we focused on perspective: on tools to help us zero in on what matters most. It's both a focus on managing nuts-and-bolts skills and seeing these in the larger context of our changing institutions and industry. We used used "systems thinking" to help us better understand the mindsets of students, colleagues, collaborators, administrators, and employers.

Participants identidied leverage points you can use to support career development and entrepreneurship in music back at in their home context.

Location: The Colburn School in Downtown Los Angeles

Dates: May 22–23, 2018

Conference Highlights

Discussions with groundbreaking musicians and audience-engagement pioneers, including:

Sessions focused on:

  • Perspective and on tools to help us zero in on what matters most 
  • We’ll focus on managing nuts-and-bolts skills and seeing these in the larger context of our changing institutions and industry. 
  • We’ll explore practical strategies to help students better position themselves in the arts marketplace.
  • We’ll use "systems thinking" to help us better understand the mindsets of students, colleagues, collaborators, administrators, and employers.

Schedule and Agenda

Day 1 Agenda: Tuesday, May 22                *last updated 5/21/2018

 

8:15 – 9:00am

Check–in, Olive Lobby / 
Continental Breakfast, Olive Rehearsal Hall

9:00 – 9:30

Ice-Breaker on Zoom In / Zoom Out, Olive Rehearsal Hall

9:30 – 9:45

Official Welcome and Remarks

9:45 – 10:45

Systems Thinking in the face of an ever changing arts field

Matthew Manos, Founder and Managing Director of Very Nice
will provide an interactive discussion using systems thinking 
from the perspective of design–driven innovation

11:00 – 12:00

Panel Discussion on Zoom In / Zoom Out

Susannah Ramshaw / Reena Esmail / Katrina Frye discuss 
Zoom In / Zoom Out from the perspective of holding 
degrees in music but working in a variety of career paths

12:00 – 1:00 pm      

Lunch, Olive Rehearsal Hall / Idea Marketplace Wall

1:00 – 2:00

Teaching Demo #1: Personal Finance with Kamilla Kent
+ Zoom In Discussion with Casey Molino Dunn

Teaching Demo #2: Community Engagement with Michael Millar
+ Zoom In Discussion with John Steinmetz

2:00 – 2:30 

Zoom out: Teaching Demo Facilitated Discussion with John Steinmetz

2:45 – 3:45

Zooming In on our Careers as Practitioners

Deb Devine, Director of the 24th St. Theatre /
champion of audience engagement techniques

4:00 – 5:00

Panel Discussion: Making career services decisions 
in balance with overall strategic decisions for the institution

Sel Kardan, President and CEO, Colburn School
Kate Sheeran, Provost and Dean, San Francisco Conservatory
David Rosenboom, Dean, The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts

5:00 – 6:00

Reception

 


 

 

Day 2 Agenda: Wednesday, May 23

 

 8:30 – 9:00 am

Continental Breakfast

 9:00 – 10:00

Simon Woods
President and CEO, Los Angeles Philharmonic                     

 10:15 – 11:30

Teaching Demo #3: Productivity with Sarah Whitney
+ Zoom In Discussion with Nate Zeisler

Teaching Demo #4: with Drew Coles
+ Zoom In Discussion with Angela Beeching

 11:30 – 12:00

Zoom Out: Teaching Demo Facilitated Discussion with Angela Beeching

 12:00 – 1:30 pm      

Lunch on your own

 1:30 – 1:45

Open Space Intro and Nomination of Sessions

 1:45 – 3:00

Open Space Session

 3:15 – 4:15

Debrief

 4:15 – 5:15 

Closing Remarks "Talking Stick" Ceremony