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Beyond the Practice Room: practical and business strategies for professional musicians

March 3, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm


The Mallarmé Chamber Players will present a one-day workshop for professional musicians on Sunday, March 3, 2019 taught by professionals from the Creative Capital.This workshop is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, as part of its commitment to artists’ professional development. It has partnered with Creative Capital for the past 15 years to bring high-quality training opportunities to North Carolina artists in all disciplines.

Creative Capital’s intensive one day career development workshop will cover the topics of strategic planning, business management, goal setting, negotiations, collaborations and marketing– all geared towards the specific needs and circumstances of musicians and composers. Participants will learn key business, management, and communications skills and hear first-hand from artists how these tools can be used to achieve success—as they define it. In addition to lecture presentations, participants participate in interactive exercises, hear artist case studies, have the opportunity to meet with leaders in small working groups, and are given a Strategic Planning workbook to help guide their process. The workshop will be co-led by musician/composer and Creative Capital Awardee artist Byron Au Yong and strategic planning consultant Colleen Keegan.

The day will start with coffee at 9:30 am at MDC in downtown Durham (307 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701). The workshop will run from 10 am – 4:30 pm and will include lunch. Only a registration fee of $30 is required to secure your place; your tuition for the workshop will be paid for by a grant from the North Carolina Arts Council. Click on GET TICKETS to register online or call 919-560-2788

Those from outside of the Triangle area may find a hotel room at The Unscripted Hotel for a 35% discount with the coupon code START2019. The hotel is literally a block from the workshop at 202 N. Corcoran Street, Durham NC 27701. There is also a possibilty of a free homestay if needed – please contact Suzanne Rousso at Mallarme 919-560-2701.



March 3, 2019
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Mallarme Chamber Players
(919) 560-2788
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