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Approach your professional development sessions thoughtfully with these detailed resources from the experts, including a handbook and template for workshops from teaching artist, program consultant, and composer Thomas Cabaniss.
Download Template: Professional Development Workshop (PDF)Download Handbook: Leading a Songwriting Workshop (PDF)Download Form: Artist Observation (PDF)
Utilize these materials as a starting point while tailoring the artist selection process to your unique community, programs, policies, and expectations.
Download Form: Solo Application (PDF)Download Form: Ensemble Application (PDF)Download Form: Audition Panelist Evaluation (PDF)
Download Questionnaire: Auditioning and Interviewing Artists (PDF)Download Handbook: Example, Musical Connections 2010–2011 (PDF)
These tools can help you work smoothly with venues—whether you're working out the programming that best suits your space, or keeping the artists on your roster informed.
Download Form: Host Venue Initial Contact (PDF) Download Questionnaire: Detailed Venue Planning (PDF) Download Production Information Sheet for Artists: Charlie Porter, Queensboro Correctional Facility (PDF) Download Production Information Sheet for Artists: Toomai String Quintet, Metropolitan Hospital (PDF)
These examples from Carnegie Hall staff may inspire a similarly comprehensive approach to your own program and venue assessments.
Download Spreadsheet: Blank Staff Assessment Tool (Excel)Download Spreadsheet: Completed Staff Assessment Tool (Excel)Download Report: Music and Health Care Report (PDF)Download Report: Songwriting Workshop Research Report (PDF)
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Major funding for Musical Connections is provided by MetLife Foundation, The Irene Diamond Fund, and the Heineman Foundation for Research, Education, Charitable, and Scientific Purposes.
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