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Join us for a dynamic online event exploring urgent issues facing new and emerging professionals in the COVID-19 world. Leaders from the Frances Clark Center will host open discussions, facilitated brainstorming sessions, and mini workshops to build community and address these essential questions. Topics to be covered include:

- Distilling personal values as a professional musician
- Diversified career strategies given current and future challenges
- The cultural relevance of music and how Millennials/Gen Z's can uniquely contribute
- Workshop and peer review on self-presentation through a CV

Mark your calendars - this interactive, inspirational event goes live on Saturday, June 27, 1:00-5:30pm ET.
FREE REGISTRATION! Sign up by Friday, June 26, 2020 at 8:00pm ET to ensure full participation in all events!

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PikePam  Schedule: Saturday, June 27, 1:00 - 5:30pm Eastern Standard Time    


1:00 – 1:30 Welcome by Jennifer Snow, Frances Clark Center Executive Director
1:30 - 2:30 DISCOVERY AND EMPOWERMENT: Facilitated Brainstorm led by Andrea McAlister
  • A guided session of self-reflection. Who am I? What is my core mission as a pianist, performer, or teacher? How can I uniquely contribute to music? What is my professional passion? Where do I see myself among peers and colleagues?
2:30 - 3:30 EXPRESSIONS OF IDENTITY: Discussion Circle, Panelists
  • The role of Millennials and GenZ in the “new normal.” What does this look like now? How can we diversify career paths, stay culturally relevant, and continue passionately engaging with music in unprecedented times?
3:30 - 4:00 EXPRESSIONS OF IDENTITY: Discussion Circle, Participants
  • A continuation of the conversation initiated by guest panelists. Participants will gather in Zoom breakout rooms for discussion.
4:00 - 5:00 HOW DO I REPRESENT MYSELF? Elements of an Excellent CV by Sara Ernst and Pamela Pike
  • Dive into an interactive workshop on professional presentation through written materials, to maximize engagement levels of potential employers. Includes time for CV peer review.
5:00 - 5:30 Wrap-up by Jennifer Snow

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