GETTING PREPARED FOR CMJ,
JAZZ IMPROV CONVENTION,
CMA, APAP, MIDEM
and all other Industry Conferences.
Step by step guide to help make your conference attendance as successful as it can be and how to follow up with all those great contacts you make!
FOR ALL MUSICIANS: THE 1 to 5-YEAR PLAN
Together, we’ll develop a 1-5-year plan (depending upon your particular project) designed to your specific needs and resources.
FOR ALL MUSICIANS: GIG HUNTING
How to develop a mailing list
How to locate viable venues
How to make contact
How to develop a relationship with booking contact
FOR ALL MUSICIANS: THE PRESS KIT
How to go about getting reviews/press
Your bio • Your quote sheet • Your condensed paragraph
How to get your press kit to sell for you Benefits of the EPK
FOR ALL MUSICIANS: TOUR BOOKING
Locating venues Making contact • Negotiations Stringing together tour dates • Travel
FOR VOCALISTS: GETTING STARTED
Writing clear charts in your keys • Finding/choosing songs for your repertoire • Getting your book together • Simple arrangements - grooves, intros & endings • How to find the right personnel for your band • Planning your sets
FOR VOCALISTS: FINE TUNING
How to cue your band - clear cuing methods • Instant arrangements on the bandstand • Working with bass only or drums only • Sound layering custom-tailored and specifically outlined in accordance with your individual needs - resources - vision
$60./hour - Keepin' it affordable, Folks!
Ms. Sfraga co-founded ICAAN ASSOCIATES -- an interactive communication and arts network that provides innovative organizational and personal growth workshops through the arts -- with Medicine Woman of Jazz, poet Golda Solomon. She's also the founder of In Concert With Our Community, a charitable organization which has brought artists and artisans together with the community to raise funds for children’s organizations. Barbara has worked as a free-lance jazz publicist, was staff publicist for Koch Jazz, currently assists Jim Eigo with publicity for Jazz Promo Services, and has done booking/contracting for two booking agencies as well as her own. Knowing that an artist can go so much farther with strong knowledge of the Business of Music, Sfraga’s quest is to empower artists with business knowledge while engaging their spirit to participate in the plan.
Barbara is available from May 26 through the end of June to set up consultation appointments. Call 212-426-9518, (by SKYPE if you happen to be outside of the U.S.) or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Stages, A Children’s Theatre Workshop, Inc.’s popular Summer Stock Program for young actors returns for its fifteenth season. Stages invites young actors to join its Summer Stock Program 2008 at the Southampton Town Recreation Center this summer.
Stages’ offers two sessions for young actors ages 8-18: July 1st -July 27th and July 30th -August 24th. Each session takes place Monday through Friday from 10:30AM to 3:30 PM. It includes rehearsing and performing in a full-scale musical production, as well as classes in acting, singing and dancing. The last week of each session is held at the theater and is dedicated to rehearsals for the performance. The performances for each session will be held on July 25th, 26th & 27th and August 22nd, 23rd & 24th at the Southampton High School Auditorium. All performances are open to the public.