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Every three weeks between October and June, 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.

 

 

 

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List of workshops for 2017

 

 

GRANT WRITING BASICS: BEGINNERS GUIDE TO GRANTS FOR INDEPENDENT MUSICIANS

 

Presented by: Lisa Mezzacappa

Tuesday, June 27, 2017: 4:00 - 5:30 PM

 

Bay Area bassist/bandleader and arts organizer Lisa Mezzacappa leads an introductory workshop on grants for independent musicians. This is the pre-K, absolute beginner's guide to finding and writing grants to support your work. Learn what opportunities are available for musicians, composers and ensembles in the Bay Area; how to prepare your materials and navigate applications; how to assemble a basic project budget and write a project proposal; strategies for preparing work samples; and how to find funders that are a good match for the work you want to do.

 

 

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THE ART OF MONEY MANAGEMENT: AN INTRO TO FINANCE FOR CREATIVES

 

Presented by: Sarah C. Brady

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 2017: 12:15 - 1:45 PM

 

BYO (Bring your own) brown bag lunch and get ready to master your finances! led by personal finance consultant Sarah C. Brady, this workshop will focus on practical tools for untangling your finances and balancing your art and work. We’ll cover methods for maximizing your budget while managing multiple income streams, and getting your credit in order.

 

 

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT

 

Presented by: Terrence Brewer and Sandy Cressman

THURSDAY, MAY 4, 2017: 12:30 - 2:00 PM

 

How can you take your musical idea and bring it to fruition? Independent musicians and ensembles must balance the scope of their ambitions with ambiguities around gig income, marketing costs, recording costs, ever-shifting timelines, and fundraising possibilities. Not to mention finding the right collaborators and venues!

 

This workshop will begin with experienced project leaders Terrence Brewer and Sandy Cressman sharing how they have navigated these challenges with their own work. The group will then split up, with each panelist leading one small group, so that participants can raise specific questions and gather advice on their own projects. Attendees will walk away with concrete suggestions, and a deeper knowledge of best practices for how to build and execute successful musical projects.

 

 

PUBLIC SPEAKING

 

Presented by: Kevin Causey

TUESDAY, MAY 23, 2017: 12:30 - 2:00 PM

 

From stage banter to gig pursuits, public speaking skills are an important tool for musicians to better engage their listeners. Today’s performers and composers are expected to address audiences, students, booking reps, potential supporters, and a host of others.

Work with an expert artistic and nonprofit leader to hone your public speaking skills. With decades of experience compelling audiences, Kevin Causey brings a wealth of knowledge in this free workshop. Participants will practice and refine their ability to send a spoken message that complements and enhances their musical message.

 

 







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