Event Title

The Role of Technology in Facilitating the Development of Community Music Ensembles by Colleges and University Faculty

Start Date

31-5-2011 10:30 AM

End Date

31-5-2011 11:30 AM

Description

Music faculty at colleges and universities are in a unique position to help found and develop new community music ensembles. Faculty often have a flexible time schedule, connections with music teachers and community musicians, access to technology, and a combination of administrative and technological skills that facilitate the development of a new ensemble. Technology plays a particularly important role in allowing music and other non-profit arts ensembles to be developed at low cost. In this workshop I will discuss the process of organizing and founding a non-profit music ensemble, and provide an overview of software applications and web-based services that can be used for marketing, accounting, and effective communications. Issues surrounding fundraising, board development, and public relations will be discussed. I will share with the participants my experiences as founding director of the Burlington Chamber Orchestra, and the growth process of starting the ensemble with $2000 of my own personal savings to an annual operating budget of $50,000 in three years. It is my hope that those attending this workshop session will recognize potential opportunities where they live and become inspired to use their skills and background as musical leaders for the development of music ensembles in their own communities.

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The Role of Technology in Facilitating the Development of Community Music Ensembles by Colleges and University Faculty

Music faculty at colleges and universities are in a unique position to help found and develop new community music ensembles. Faculty often have a flexible time schedule, connections with music teachers and community musicians, access to technology, and a combination of administrative and technological skills that facilitate the development of a new ensemble. Technology plays a particularly important role in allowing music and other non-profit arts ensembles to be developed at low cost. In this workshop I will discuss the process of organizing and founding a non-profit music ensemble, and provide an overview of software applications and web-based services that can be used for marketing, accounting, and effective communications. Issues surrounding fundraising, board development, and public relations will be discussed. I will share with the participants my experiences as founding director of the Burlington Chamber Orchestra, and the growth process of starting the ensemble with $2000 of my own personal savings to an annual operating budget of $50,000 in three years. It is my hope that those attending this workshop session will recognize potential opportunities where they live and become inspired to use their skills and background as musical leaders for the development of music ensembles in their own communities.