During the year, San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music presents a series of free workshops led by experts in the field, and designed to cover many aspects of career development. (If you would like to get an email announcement for the next workshop, please join our mailing list and check the box marked Workshop.) Our workshop series are presented at 135 Main Street, San Francisco (Tenants Room lobby level).
Tuning In To Your Audience: Marketing Must-Haves for Musicians
Monday, February 2nd, 2015 7:00 - 10:00 pm
The Magic of Numbers : Income Tax Preparation for Musicians
Monday, February 23rd, 2015 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Strategic Planning for Chamber Music Ensembles
Monday, March 16th, 2015 7:00 - 9:00 pm
List of possible workshops to be presented in season 2014 - 2015
Effective communication for diverse audience situations: schools, retirement home, living rooms and concert halls.
Standing Up or Sitting down
Tips that will help you to start a youth program.
Electrify Your Image
Printed image versus web presence. Tips provided by two local designers.
Digital Living Room
“Only a click away”: recording techniques and social media.
How to write compelling donor appeal letters and tips on online solicitation.
Great Grant Writing
Creating effective grant proposals and managing your grant calendar.
Jump Start the New Year:
“I will form a chamber ensemble.”
Advice on running a group; how to separate business and rehearsal time.
Old Music! New Music?
Your road map to programming and commissioning.
The Magic of Numbers: Taxes, Budgets and Keeping the Books
This workshop will help you get started (or straightened out!) on the business side of your career as a musician in a small ensemble. You will learn what your choices are with the IRS and the California Franchise Tax Board, how to go about doing the right thing once you have made that choice, and how to prepare a budget and keep track of the flow of your income and expenses.