The Boston New Music Initiative was thrilled to present its inaugural Living Music Summit. The summit is a series of concerts, workshops, industry roundtables, and networking events designed to promote all aspects of BNMI’s central mission of supporting and advancing the careers of its members in the field of new music. The 2023 Living Music Summit will consist of several online series, including the Composer Interview Series, the Salon Series and the Workshop Series, but will not include the larger festival at the end of the year. We hope to return with a festival in 2024.
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The Living Music Summit is made possible in part by grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
Join us for the next installment Composer Interview Series will be announced soon!
Past Composer Interviews
Our interview with Leah Reid and Osnat Netzer and the complete Season 13 Composer Interview Series with Gabriel Bolaños, Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate, Ingrid Stölzel and Melika M. Fitzhugh are available to all Shout It Out members as part of our professional development archive.
The Salon Series is back!
The next installment will be on January 6 at 12:30pm and hosted by Taibah Orpin. Members will have the opportunity to present their works in a panel-style discussion to other composers and a general audience.
Past Workshop Series
Social Media and Marketing for Musicians
October 16, 2022 at 3:30pm ETJoin Trisha Craig and BNMI on zoom for an hour of life changing marketing and social media advice! Say goodbye to the self-fulfilling "starving artist" myth! If you love BNMI's social media feeds, you will love this workshop!
Trisha Craig is the Business Consultant for Creatives as Entrepeneurs. Watch the video here!
Workshop: Writing for Recorder
As part of the Living Music Summit, BNMI hosted a virtual workshop on writing for recorder with Frances Blaker and Melika M. Fitzhugh and a reading session with Emily O'Brien. See our resources page for videos.
Workshop: Writing for Marimba
As part of the Living Music Summit, BNMI will be hosting a virtual workshop on writing for marimba with Matthew Sharrock of Transient Canvas and Hinge Ensemble. Join us on June 5 at 11am ET to learn about writing for marimba. Matt will read and give feedback on submitted works.
Workshop: Writing for Violin and Viola
As part of the Living Music Summit, BNMI hosted a Workshop on Writing for Violin and Viola on June 19. Full members can access a recording of the workshop from our resources page.
Workshop: Biography Writing
Thanks to everyone who participated! Professional ghost writer John Hong gave us all some wonderful tips. The recording is available to full members.
Panel: Social Media and Web Presence for Musicians
Thanks to everyone who participated in our panel! We had two special guests, Rachel Abrams, a mezzo-soprano and social media coordinator for Hartford Opera Theater, and Taylor Rossi, a flutist and marketing and web-design specialist. Once available, a recording of the panel is available to full members.