The EM Series offers micro-burst learning opportunities, from how-to sessions to in-depth exploration of topics that affect musicians everywhere. This series includes several concentrated formats that deliver diverse lessons and models for students and alumni to use:

  • Communications Mini-Series: learn how to engage audiences, spread the word, and communicate with confidence
  • Health and Wellness Workshops: expose yourself to effective strategies for achieving peak performance and work-life balance
  • Mock Auditions: participate in our annual mock-auditions held at Symphony Hall and adjudicated by BSO and local professional musicians
  • Pedagogy Mini-Series: build skills and collect resources that will help you grow as a teacher in a variety of formal and informal settings
  • Spotlight Series: connect with leading musicians in the field to get your questions answered about life after the conservatory
  • DMA Series: collect tools and resources to guide your college faculty job search
  • The Expo: attend a day-long symposium devoted to giving you a peek under the hood of some of the most forward looking and inventive young ensembles in the country

Below, you will find detailed information about upcoming events in the EM series. All sessions are free for NEC students, alumni, faculty, and staff, and the general public.

What's Next

Spotlight Series: The Blue Cranes
Friday, January 17, 2014 // 10:00AM // Pierce Hall
The Blue Cranes will be in residence at NEC to discuss their artistic work and professional path in an informal, interactive workshop setting. Co-presented by the Contemporary Improvisation Department. 

Pre-Performance Routines with Dr. Noa Kageyama
Thursday, January 30, 2014 // 4:00PM // Pierce Hall
Led by Dr. Noa Kageyama, performance specialist and author of the popular blog bulletproofmusician.com (session I of three-part series on Peak Performance). 

Focus in Performance with Dr. Noa Kageyama 
Thursday, February 6, 2014 // 4:00PM // Keller Hall
Led by Dr. Noa Kageyama, performance specialist and author of the popular blog bulletproofmusician.com (session I of three-part series on Peak Performance). 

Teach Smart Part One
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 // 4:00PM // Williams Hall
Join master teacher Susan Reed for an in-depth look at how to set up your studio or join a community music school setting. This is the first in a two-part series on Pedagogy for Performers. Co-presented by the Community Performances and Partnerships Program.

Teach Smart Part Two
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 // 6:00PM // Keller Hall
Join master teacher Susan Reed for an interactive session on tools and resources for planning individual and group lessons. This is the second in a two-part series on Pedagogy for Performers. Co-presented by the Community Performances and Partnerships Program.

Take the Lead
Thursday, February 27, 2014 // 5:00PM // Williams Hall
Join Rebecca Teeters, former Executive Director of the Boston Opera Collaborative, for a workshop designed for artists interested in starting an ensemble or small arts organization.

Body Mapping 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 // 6:00PM // SB316
A workshop on Body Mapping, an innovative technique to enhance healthy practice and performance, led by flutists Lynne Krayer-Luke and Vanessa Mulvey

Speaking to Your Audience
Sunday, March 9, 2014 // 2:00PM // SB G01
Facilitated by public speaking expert Margie Zohn. Co-sponsored with Community Performances and Partnerships.

Practice Partner in Your Pocket
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 // 5:00PM // SB G01
NEC alum Charles Burchell shares his work on Tutti Player, a new educational app that allows students of all levels to practice and play music with master musicians


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