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Career Development Seminar for Composers


Calling all composers!  In partnership with EarShot, the national orchestral composition discovery network, the BPO presents a free seminar covering key topics for developing a successful career as a composer.  Join experts from the field in this opportunity for learning and networking. After the seminar, head over to Kleinhans Music Hall for the New Music Readings and Reception.

Workshop 1: Beyond the Music  – Copyright and Publishing
What are the pros and cons of self-publishing? What services does a publisher actually provide, and what other kinds of support systems are there for those who need them? What are any changing issues in the copyright area? What is most important for a composer to keep in mind in delivering manuscripts to a publisher or copyist?

Workshop 2: Perspectives on programming
How do presenting and performing organizations decide what to program? What’s the best way to get noticed and programmed? How can my work at least be considered?

Moderator: Frank J. Oteri, New Music USA
Panelists: William Lackey of American Composers Forum, Jamie Leigh Sampson of ADJective Music Publishing, Rob Deemer of The Institute for Composer Diversity, Pat Kimball of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Library, David Felder of SUNY Buffalo Music Department and Alison Bolton of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Operations

See also: New Music Readings and Reception


Wednesday, January 29, 2020
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Clement House @ 786 Delaware Ave.
786 Delaware Ave.
Buffalo, 14209 United States
(716) 885-5000

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