2020 Next Festival and Next Fest Connects Videos

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Festival Finale – Thursday, July 2, 8 PM ET
Broadcast from Home with Lisa Bielawa

Festival Finale – Thursday, July 2, 7 PM ET
Rock Meets Orchestra: A Conversation & Performance with Rock Icon Richard Thompson

Festival Finale – Thursday, July 2, 6 PM ET
Creating Your Unique Career: Living Your Passion and Making a Difference with Kelly Hall-Tompkins


Tuesday, June 30, 1:30 PM ET
Music Where It’s Needed Most with Double Bassist Dobbs (aka Richard Hartshorne)


Thursday, June 25, 1:30 PM ET
The Basics of Income and Sales Tax for Creative Individuals with Financial Adviser Elaine Grogan Luttrull

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Tuesday, June 23, 5 PM ET
A Conversation with Anthony Davis, Composer

Tuesday, June 23, 2:30 PM ET
A Conversation with Flutronix: Nathalie Joachim, Flutist/Composer/Vocalist, and Allison Loggins-Hull, Flutist/Composer/Producer


Tuesday, June 23, 1:30 PM ET
Strategic Programming with the Institute for Composer Diversity with Rob Deemer, Composer and Founder

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Thursday, June 18, 5 PM ET
21st Century Careers: A Never Ending Exploration with Cellist Joshua Roman

Thursday, June 18, 4 PM ET
I Ask: How Can We Be Political Composers, Musicians, Citizens? with Aaron Jay Kernis

Thursday, June 18, 1:30 PM ET
Building a Portfolio Career with Financial Adviser Elaine Grogan Luttrull

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Tuesday, June 16, 7 PM ET
Extended Techniques for String Players with Composer-Performer Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti

Tuesday, June 16, 4 PM ET
Tuning Talks: Practical Knowledge to Improve Your Intonation with the JACK Quartet

Tuesday, June 16, 1:30 PM ET
The Performer/Composer Collaboration with Cellist Ashley Bathgate

Thursday, June 11, 4 PM ET
Who Are You? with Fred Child, host of APM’s Performance Today


Thursday, June 11, 3 PM ET
Exploring Modalities of Collaboration with Composer Wang Jie


Thursday, June 11, 1:30 PM ET
Five Steps to Building an Exceptional Budget with Financial Adviser Elaine Grogan Luttrull


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Tuesday, June 9, 4 PM ET
A Conversation With Composer & Pianist Vijay Iyer


Thursday, June 4, 2 PM ET
STEPPING WITH RESONANCE: Music and Movement as One, presented by choreographer S. Ama Wray and composer Derek Bermel


Wednesday, June 3, 4 PM ET
A Masterclass with Violinist Jennifer Koh


Thurday, May 28, 4 PM ET
Building Community through Broadcast from Home, presented by Lisa Bielawa


Broadcast from Home

Tuesday, May 26, 4 PM ET
A Masterclass with Cellist Matt Haimovitz

Thurday, May 21, 4 PM ET
How Visibility Can Revolutionize Your Career, presented by Tracy Friedlander


Tuesday, May 19, 4 PM ET
A Masterclass with Violist Ralph Farris

Thurday, May 14, 4 PM ET
Flip the Script – How to Tackle What’s Holding You Back, presented by Sarah Whitney


Tuesday, May 12, 4 PM ET
A Masterclass with Cellist Jeffrey Zeigler


Thursday, May 7, 4 PM ET
Finding your own True North in the time of COVID: Tools, Tips, Tricks, and encouragement for the homebound musical artist – presented by Todd Reynolds


Tuesday, May 5, 4 PM ET
A Masterclass with Violinist Miranda Cuckson


Thursday, April 30, 4 PM ET
Collaboration from a Distance, presented by choreographer Gabrielle Lamb and composer James Budinich


Tuesday, April 28, 4 PM ET
A Masterclass with Cellist Ashley Bathgate


Thursday, April 23, 7 PM ET
Music is a Referral Business, presented by Megan Ihnen


Tuesday, April 21, 7 PM ET
Video and Career Strategies,
presented by Nahre Sol


Camera/videography channels:

Summary/examples of a starting setup for YouTube:

Audio gear:

  • Zoom H5, H6, H2N, H4N
  • Rode Video Micro
  • Audio interface (a good starting point might be something like Focusrite Scarlett series — for higher budget, RME or Universal Audio products)
  • Microphones (the varieties are endless here — I personally started using small diaphragm condenser mics)

April 16, 2020
Next Fest Connects: Your Musician Hero’s Journey, presented by Angela Beeching


April 14, 2020
Next Fest Connects: Digital Composer/Performer Collaborations, presented by Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti

The 20/19 Project: A Centennial Celebration (pdf)


April 2, 2020
Next Fest Connects: Awakening Your Inner Composer, presented by Jessica Meyer

March 29, 2020
Next Fest Connects: Careers in Times of Transition and Uncertainty, featuring Yuka Nagashima, founder of Paidea Enterprises