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Event Overview

Monday, November 9

  • State of the Network address with Lee Whitmore and J. Curtis Warner Jr.
  • Keynote speaker Mary Luehrsen, executive director of the NAMM Foundation
  • Performance/Demonstration
  • Music industry workshops, exhibitors, and networking time
  • Evening event: master class at Gramercy Theatre featuring six student ensembles from City Music Network sites

 Tuesday, November 10

  • Student panel: supporting the “technology” content area
  • Industry panel discussing how students can prepare to work in the music industry
  • Student workshop with a Grammy Award–winning artist/author (each student attending this session will receive a complimentary copy of the book being discussed)
  • Student-led panel about best uses of technology in an educational setting
  • Breakout sessions:
    • Developing Original Music Programming: Nurturing the Human Artist – Laura Meador and Natalie Andrews
    • Modern Band-ing Together: School-University Partnerships for Collaborative Learning – Matthew Clauhs, Julie Beard, and Amy West
    • Transformative Music Video Production Pedagogies with Urban Youth – Gordon Cobb
    • Using "Your Story" to Get That Grant – Patricia DeMarco
    • Change Your Tune and Empower the Student – Alonzo Harris, Chantel Hampton, and Brian Ellis
    • Music: A Medium for Student-Centered Youth Development – Thomas Howard
    • The Power of Partnerships – Bethany Paulsen
    • Rock Your House! Assessing Capacity to Drive Effective Fundraising – Stephanie Small
  • Music industry workshops, exhibitors, and networking time
  • Evening event: panel discussion and jam session at the Cutting Room. Berklee alumni are invited to attend.  Don’t forget to bring your instrument!

 Wednesday, November 11

  • Panel discussions featuring some of our partner organizations
  • Rapid sessions:
    • Building Listening Skills through Audio Streaming – Darla Hanley
    • College Preparation/College Resources – Mark Campbell
    • Inclusivity: Creating a Context for Contributions – Milton Ruffin
    • Music Learning Networks: Understanding and Supporting Young Musicians – Tavis Linsin
  • Exhibitors, networking time
  • Closing lunch
  • Optional: site visits to the Door and Boys and Girls Harbor