EMA’s ongoing series of webinars and interest sessions covering topics of historical performance practice and early music
- Topics must relate to the field of early music or historical performance practice
- Special consideration will be given to interest sessions which focus on cultural cross-fertilizations in the history of early music
- Interest sessions will be held via the Zoom web conferencing platform and livestreamed via Facebook Live on EMA’s Facebook Page
- Sessions will be archived on EMA’s YouTube Channel
- Sessions will last a maximum of one hour
- presenter content should be held to a maximum of 40 minutes with remaining time for Q&A
Please use the form below the bottom of this page to propose a session. If your proposal is selected, a member of the EMA Staff will contact you to schedule your presentation.
Wednesday, July 8, 2:00pm EDT
Topic: Building Partnerships that Advance Justice
Gus Denhard, Executive Director of Early Music Seattle
Dr. Monica Rojas-Stewart, cultural anthropologist, community leader, activist, and performing artist
If you’re interested in partnering with local organizations in your work as an early musician or administrator, join us on July 8 to learn how to create authentic and meaningful relationships. Early Music Seattle has been engaging in community partnerships with the intention of advancing justice in the arts since 2015. This presentation will offer past collaborations and future plans as case studies in organizational partnering, pointing out successes, missteps, and the challenges of sharing privilege within contexts of institutional racism. Heavily featured will be Seattle’s 2018 performance of Jordi Savall’s Routes of Slavery, with an honest exploration of both the successes and lessons learned. Participants are encouraged to bring potential early music projects to the session for brainstorming and discussion.
Creating and Sharing Video Online from Home
A five-part webinar series presented by Early Music America and Voices of Music, with special guests!
All sessions 2pm ET/11am PT; Each session will last 45 minutes.
While the content is cumulative and it is recommended that participants attend all five webinars, attendance at individual sessions is also possible.
Monday, July 13
Recording at Home: The Basics
What musicians can do now with tech they have at home, or can get at very low cost.
Wednesday, July 15
YouTube and Social Media for Musicians, Part 1
Best practices for a global audience. Creating your highlight reel. Dos and don’ts, search engines, Google rankings.
Friday, July 17
YouTube and Social Media for Musicians, Part 2
Streaming versus recording, navigating the maze of copyrights, musical editions, and licensing. Storytelling through your music video.
Monday, July 20
How to put it all together; the interconnectedness of all things
How to get a million views and 10,000 subscribers on YouTube. Auditions, repertory, musicology, lighting, framing, and presentation.
Wednesday, July 22
Video and Social Media for ensembles, orchestras, and organizations
Arts organizations face many challenges to be visible on social media. Let’s turn that around and create a worldwide audience together!
Propose an Interest Session
Previous Sessions and Webinars
- Representing Yourself in the Best Way: Submitting Performance Applications
- Making the Most of Your Facebook Page
- Expanding Your Reach Through Early Music Month
- A Cookbook of Renaissance Music: Exploring 15th-Century Composition and Improvisation
- 50 Unknown Flutists 1800-1850
- A Circle of Fifths: a retrospective and remedy for addressing diversity in early music in America
- Texting with Madrigals: English Madrigals as Poetry
- Music, Salon Culture, and Judaism in the World of Sara Levy
- To Trill or Trillo? A Study in Performance Practice
- Rethinking Evidence and Speculation in Historical Performance: The Case of Mozart’s Improvisations
- Music, Business, and Belonging in the Early Modern Antwerp Salon
- Tempo and Performance Practice in Brahms’s Handel Variation
- Singing and Playing Online in Meaningful Ways
- James River Music Book
- Fiddlers and Social Mobility in New Spain
View our YouTube webinars playlist below