Center for Music Entrepreneurship

UPCOMING: Fall 2017

Thursday, November 16 | 7pm | Rahm Recital Hall
Being Black at MSM
a panel discussion alumni with Justino Gordon, Stefon Harris and Alicia Hall Moran
presented by the Black Student Union

Thursday, November 30 | 10 – 11:50 am | Location & details TBA 
Optimizing Your Promotional Materials to Help Get Gigs
presented with Brass and Woodwind Labs

Wednesday, December 6 | 4-5:50 | Rahm Recital Hall
Taking the Stage: Career Panel for Singers, details TBA
presented with Singers’ Intro to Performance Class (VX 0900)
To attend students must RSVP asap at

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PAST: Fall 2017

Wednesday, September 27 | 1:30 – 2:50 pm | Miller Recital Hall 
Making it happen… Launching a Music Career
with Silvie Cheng (BM '13, MM '15, piano), 
Jordan Dodson (BM '11, guitar) and 
Clara Warnaar (BM '13, percussion)
part of CME’s Practical Foundations class

Friday, September 29 | 1 – 2:50 pm | Miller Recital Hall 
Musical Theatre Seminar: Stage Management with Bonnie Panson
part of Musical Theatre’s Intro to Professional Theatre class

Friday, October 13 | 1 – 2:50 pm | Miller Recital Hall 
Musical Theatre Seminar: General Management & Producing with Maria Didia
part of Musical Theatre’s Intro to Professional Theatre class

Monday, October 23 | 3 – 4:30 pm | Rahm Recital Hall 
Distinguished Alumni Career Panel with this year’s honorees:
Adolphus Hailstork (BM '65, MM '66, composition), 
Susan Quittmeyer (MM '78, voice), 
Steve Turre (MM '88, jazz trombone), and 
David Wolfsohn (DMA '84, piano), 
part of the Alumni Reunion
To attend students must RSVP asap at

Wednesday, October 25 | 5 – 6:30 pm | Miller Recital Hall
Creating a Symphonic Life: Leonard Slatkin 
in conversation with President Gandre
followed by a book signing of Maestro Slatkin's new book "Leading Tones: Reflections on Music, Musicians, and the Music Industry"

Friday, October 27 | 1 – 2:50 pm | Miller Recital Hall 
Musical Theatre Seminar: Casting with Merri Sugarman
part of Musical Theatre’s Intro to Professional Theatre class 
Students not in this class need to visit to secure a seat.

Monday, October 30 | 3 – 5 pm | Ades Performance Space 
Contemporary Music Booking Insight with Miller Theatre’s Melissa Smey
presented with the Contemporary Performance Program
Students not in the Contemporary Performance Program need to visit to secure a seat.

Wednesday, November 1 | 1:30 – 2:50 pm | Miller Recital Hall 
Increasing Your Performances & Other Insights, panelists TBA
part of CME’s Practical Foundations class

Thursday, November 2 | 5 – 6:30 pm | Rahm Recital Hall 
MSM Friends & Family Career Panel, alumni share a range of advice
part of Friends & Family Weekend, presented in collaboration with Alumni & Student Engagement
To attend students must RSVP asap at

Monday, November 6 | 3:30 – 5 pm | Ades Performance Space
Maintaining Creative Autonomy
with noted jazz leaders Jason Moran (BM 1997, jazz piano), Jazzmeia Horn and Wayne Winborne
presented by The Council for Living Music, AFM Local 802’s Jazz Mentors series; Manhattan School of Music (Jazz Arts & CME), New York City Councilmember Corey Johnson and Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito.
To attend students must RSVP asap at

Thursday, November 9 | 12 – 1:50 pm | Miller Recital Hall
Orchestral Life: Mock Audition & Panel Discussion about Life as an Orchestral Musician
presented with CME's Orchestral Entrepreneurship Class, Distance Learning, Orchestral Performance and Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra

Thursday, November 9 | 3 – 4:20 pm | Greenfield Recital Hall 
Tools for Composers, with representatives from ASCAP
presented with Composers’ Forum

Setting the Stage Credit

All Bachelor of Music students in the classical and jazz programs as well as Master of Music and Professional Studies candidates in Accompanying, Contemporary Performance, Orchestral Performance, and Orchestral Conducting are required to attend five Setting the Stage events by the time they graduate.

To receive credit for attending an on-campus workshop, students need to attend more than half of the event and also be present at the end of the session to have their MSM ID scanned.

Off-Campus & Webinar Opportunities

In addition to on-campus events, credit is available for attending select off-campus professional development events, especially through Chamber Music America, Fractured Atlas, the Foundation Center, Opera America, and other service organizations. After identifying a potential event, contact the CME at least three days before the event for approval and details about simple requirements to receive credit; they will be similar to the webinar requirements outlined below. 

Students graduating this semester who are unable to attend enough live events to fulfill the requirement can take advantage of web-based opportunities available through:
Chamber Music America
Foundation Center
New York Foundation for the Arts

To receive credit students will need to use the links above to view webinars of at least 50 minutes in length and then complete this form after each webinar viewed:

Friday, December 1 is the last day for December 2017 graduation candidates to submit webinar reports.


Casey Molino Dunn, CME Director
Astrid Kuljanic, CME Coordinator
Eric Umble, CME Coordinator

917 493 4502
Room 113
Meet the CME Staff