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).



The Magic of Numbers : Income Tax Preparation for Musicians

Monday, February 23rd, 2015 7:00 - 9:00 pm

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Strategic Planning for Chamber Music Ensembles

Monday, March 16th, 2015 7:00 - 9:00 pm

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List of possible upcoming workshops for 2015

Speak to Me Loudly

Effective communication for diverse audience situations: schools, retirement homes, 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.

“Dear Friends”

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. 










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Upcoming Workshops

Monday, February 23rd, 7pm - 9pm

The Magic of Numbers : Income Tax Preparation for Musicians


Monday, March 16th, 7pm - 9pm

Strategic Planning for Chamber Music Ensembles




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CA, 94105