2019 Workshops

Thursday, November 7, 2019
Time Description
15:00 – 16:30 Good Vibrations: Your Voice, Singing & Powerful Vocal Techniques
Panelists: Nico Padden, Piper Hayes, Artemisz Polonyi
15:00 – 16:30 Gold Records! ~ Learn From The Masters & Produce Dynamic Audio Projects That Shimmer & Shine!
Moderator: Matthew Ramer
Panelists: Emily Lazar, Brian McTear, Bill Robertson
15:00 – 16:30 On the Griddle – Play a Track, Get Some Feedback
Moderator: Biff Kennedy
Panelists: Joe Pszonek, Greg Torrington, Brad Hunt, Jess Phaneuf, John Platt
16:45 – 18:15 Welcome To Nerfa ~ You Got This!
Moderator: Biff Kennedy
Panelists: Alice Howe, Annie Sumi, Sarah Craig
16:45 – 18:15 Community Sing
Friday, November 8, 2019
Time Description
10:30 – 12:00 Placeholder
10:30 – 12:00 The Jack Hardy Songwriter’s Method – Writing With Community Feedback
Panelists: Carolann Solebello, Abbie Gardner
10:30 – 12:00 Vance Gilbert’s Famous Performance Critique
Panelists: Vance Gilbert
10:30 – 12:00 A Dynamic Duo! ~ Artists & Venues Working Together To Create Unforgettable Shows
Moderator: Ellen Stanley
Panelists: Peter Shafran, Jill Padua, Carter Smith
10:30 – 12:00 The Insider’s Guide To Music Management
Moderator: Stephen Bond Garvan
Panelists: Biff Kennedy, Chris Thompson, Tamara Kater, Brad Hunt
10:30 – 12:00 Self Promoting Your project to the Folk DJ Chart – is it for you?
Moderator: Mara Levine
Panelists: Ron Olesko, Michael Kornfeld, Stuart Markus, Joe Pszonek
10:30 – 12:00 Building Online Buzz & Growing Your Audience In The Digital Marketplace
Moderator: Chris Robley
12:30 – 14:00 A-Ok: Mental Health & Wellbeing For Working Artists
Panelists: Jennifer Leff, Andrew Delaney, Heather Mae
12:30 – 14:00 Write It Right! Alright? Blurbs On The Griddle
Moderator: Michael Kornfeld
Panelists: Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers, Chris Thompson, Kimberly Sinclair, Ellen Stanley
12:30 – 14:00 Secrets & Insights Of Successful Songwriters
Panelists: Steve Addabbo, Abbie Gardner, Peter Mulvey
12:30 – 14:00 In The Money ~ Grow Your Merch Table Income & Other Financial Stream$
Panelists: Ellis Paul, Lisa Schwartz, Chris Robley
12:30 – 14:00 Set The Stage: ~ Let’s Grow The Diversity & Inclusive Programming Of Our Festivals & Concert Series
Moderator: Kristina Latino
Panelists: Catherine Morris, Justin Nordell, Erica Mantone
12:30 – 14:00 From Cents To Sense! Smart Financial Planning For The Independent Arti$T
Moderator: Matthew Ramer
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Time Description
12:15 – 13:45 Home Sweet Home: Best Laid Plans To Create Magical, Successful House Concerts
Moderator: Ellen Stanley
Panelists: Andrew Delaney, Myra & Steve Gnadt, Peter Shafran
12:15 – 13:45 Women In Folk: A Multigenerational Reflection
Moderator: Betsy Siggins
Panelists: Sonny Ochs, Tret Fure, Abbie Gardner, Kipyn Martin
12:15 – 13:45 Want Your Music To Star In The Movies?: Music Licensing 101
Moderator: Genevieve
Panelists: Dan Navarro, Steven Scharf, Charles Newman
12:15 – 13:45 Scratching Your Chin? The Abc’s Of Overcoming Writer’s Block & Creative Paralysis
Moderator: Susan Cattaneo
12:15 – 13:45 Venues Want Video! Video On The Griddle
Moderator: Louise Baker
Panelists: Bruce Swan, Lisa Schwartz, Sarah Craig, Graham Lindsey
12:15 – 13:45 Ride The Wave: Radio, Podcasts, Satellite, Terrestrial & New Media Platforms
Moderator: John Platt
Panelists: Joe Pszonek, Greg Torrington, Jess Phaneuf, Ron Olesko
12:15 – 13:45 The Kids Are Alright! Family and the Thriving Multigenerational Musical Tradition
Moderator: Alastair Moock
Panelists: Clio Moock, Sammy & Bill McQuaid, Fiddlin’ Quinn & Chris Eastburn, Wylie Robbins
Sunday, November 10, 2019
Time Description
11:00 – 12:30 Wisdom Of The Elders
Moderator: Sonny Ochs
Panelists: John Platt, Rich Warren, Wanda Fischer-Adams
11:00 – 12:30 On The Griddle ~ Play A Track, Get Some Feedback
Moderator: Biff Kennedy
Panelists: Greg Torrington, Brad Hunt, Jess Phaneuf
11:00 – 12:30 Start A Creative Revolution! Using The Arts To Start Creative Change.
Moderator: Liz Stookey Sunde
Panelists: Peter Mulvey, Thea Hopkins, Kathryn E. Wagner, Taiyo Na
11:00 – 12:30 Work Smart & Hard! Creating Systems & Tools That Automate & Increase Career Productivity
Moderator: Emily Ann Peterson
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