My Conference: Musicians

Constituency Liaison: Sam Orleans
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Wednesday, June 16th

Open Rehearsal for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra School of Composers Concert on Friday afternoon

Robert W. Woodruff Arts Center           
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Robert Spano, Conductor
Heidi Grant Murphy, soprano
eighth blackbird

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Shared with Artistic Administrators, Conductors, and Publishers


Robert W. Woodruff Arts Center    

Robert Spano, music director, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; John Sparrow, vice president of orchestra initiatives and general manager, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Shared with Artistic Administrators, Conductors, and Publishers

Thursday, June 17th

Meeting 3


Digital Rights: Recording and Broadcast Agreements
The constantly changing world of electronic media distribution and consumption is mandating that orchestral music content creators – including conductors, soloists, musicians, agents, composers, and publishers – pursue collaborative, creative, and non-traditional ways to address rights, financial modeling, and product distribution. This session will frame different approaches to bringing the various groups together to set shared electronic media goals and strategies, and streamline processes for implementing the electronic media projects successfully.

Jonathan Brill, executive vice president, manager, artists and conductors, Opus 3 Artists; Joe Kluger, electronic media consultant; Robert Levine, principal viola, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra; John Sparrow, vice president of orchestra initiatives and general manager, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Session shared with Artistic Administrators, Conductors, General Managers, Operations, Artist Managers, and Publishers

Meeting 4


Roundtable Discussion
Roundtable discussions afford you the opportunity to address the issues that are top-of-mind for you.  Among the topics that might be explored are:

• Musicians on Boards: What  can we really bring to the table?
• Changing Roles of Musicians in our Orchestras: What does the future hold?
• Musician Entrepreneurs: Can I have an individual artistic voice within my Orchestra?   

Robert Wagner, principal bassoon, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra; additional presenters TBD     

Friday, June 18th

Meeting 5


Partnerships Among Composers and Orchestras: Programming Strategies for Engaging Composers and New Music

Additional support for this session has been provided by the Music Publishers’ Association of the United States
Following on the heels of “The Atlanta School” perspective and organized in conjunction with League Publisher members, this session will further explore the partnerships forged between composers, conductors and orchestras through effective residencies and other initiatives designed by orchestras to engage living composers in their communities.  Panelists will explore how orchestras large and small have expanded programming and built excitement among audiences through direct contact with creators.  What do orchestras and composers want out of such partnerships and how do the right matches get made?  What factors contribute to an effective partnership and what do not?     
Joana Carneiro, music director, Berkeley Symphony Orchestra; Ed Harsh, Meet The Composer; Norman Ryan, vice president-composers & repertoire, Schott Music Corp & European American Music Dist LLC; Chad Smith, vice president of artistic planning, Los Angeles Philharmonic; Steven Stucky, composer

Session shared with Artistic Administrators, Conductors, and Publishers