Thank you!

The TCS webinar series has completed for now. Thank you to our speakers below and we hope to continue this educational forum in the future.


Audio and Video Recording for Musicians with Adam Grannick

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

This session with Adam Grannick (Filmelodic, Socially Distant Orchestra) will explore how to create the best audio and video recordings with your home setup. We will cover the basics of lighting and frame composition, and how that differs depending on your instrument. Participants can join the seminar with their current lighting/framing setup, if they have one, and Adam can give pointers.

Fundraising for Freelance Musicians with Jason Smoller

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Jason Smoller (TCS oboist and Director of Development at Irish Repertory Theatre) will lead a one-hour session on fundraising for freelancers. Topics will include grant-seeking and grant-writing, basic grant budgets, niche funding opportunities, and “making the ask.” Please do bring questions - it will help keep the discussion relevant to your interests and projects.

Financial Wellness for Musicians with Elaine Grogan Luttrull

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Building healthy financial habits can be a challenge for anyone… And in the arts, we have the added complication of managing cash flow, measuring success in creative and financial terms, and relying on sometimes uncertain sources of income. Especially now.

In this conversation, we’ll cover healthy approaches to identify realistic business and personal expenses, strategize to build wealth, and plan for tax obligations effectively. The framework for addressing these things revolves around building knowledge, establishing habits (and holding ourselves accountable for those habits), reclaiming control where we can, and knowing what to pay attention to.

As part of this workshop, we will:

  • Apply a financial framework to creative careers.
  • List key metrics to build financial wealth.
  • Review the current landscape of funding opportunities for musicians.

Elaine Grogan Luttrull is the founder of Minerva Financial Arts and the author of Arts & Numbers: A Financial Guide for Artists, Writers, Performers, and Other Members of the Creative Class.

Website Design for Musicians with Nick Buonincontri

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

This workshop with Nick Buonincontri (TCS bassist and web developer) will focus on developing a communications strategy for your website, focusing on which kinds of content you should publish and how to organize your content. We'll also look at some tools for publishing your website to the web, from off-the-shelf to more custom solutions.
The slides from the presentation can be found here.