Monday, October 24, 2011

International Resource Centre for Performing Arts - Career Moves Event


CALL TO ALL PERFORMING ARTISTS, MANAGERS,
PRESENTERS, PRESS/PROMOTION PEOPLE
The IRCPA is pleased to announce the

CAREER MOVES WEEKEND  WORKSHOPNOVEMBER 12/13, 2011

Performing arts leaders gather in Toronto for two afternoons of seminars and discussions designed to help people make a career as classical singers, instrumentalists, conductors, composers, and other related professionals.
The International Resource Centre for Performing Artists (IRCPA) presents Career Moves, Saturday and Sunday, November 12 and 13, 2-5 p.m. (location TBA).
Organized by IRCPA founder Ann Summers Dossena, the two-day program is as follows:


Saturday afternoon,  November 12 , 2 - 5pmMaking it Happen: Working as a Performing Artist
A panel discussion featuring presenters, managers, publicists, critics and artists.  Moderated by William Littler, senior critic, The Toronto Star, the panel includes critic Colin Eatock, contributor to the Globe and Mail and other publications; presenters Walter Homburger, Canada's senior manager/presenter; Loie Fallis,Artistic Administrator, Toronto Symphony Orchestra; Marco Parisotto, Conductor, Ontario Philharmonic; and Bruce Owen, Barrie Concert Association; and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Michael Colgrass, artist in a successful career.  They will share their experiences and offer insight and advice into what is expected of performers in the industry today, to help aspiring artists, professionals and semi-professionals know who does what and why, in order to take their careers to the next level.


Sunday afternoon, November 13, 2 - 5 pm
"Meet Edna" of the "Ask Edna" column in Musical America

Legendary artist manager Edna Landau, a co-founder of IMG in New York, headlines a question-and-answer session, fielding questions from participants. Now retired from IMG, Ms. Landau offers career advice for performing artists on herMusical America blog Ask Edna.
The Career Moves sessions are also recommended for presenters, managers, publicists, coaches, teachers, corporate sponsors, foundation representatives, and even parents of gifted children – anyone who wants to understand the requirements and demands of artists’ careers.
The cost to take part in each of the two days is $40 or both for $70.  Advance registration – before November 1 – is $35 per day, or both sessions for $65.  Participants may register by calling 416-362- 1422, faxing (416) 359-0043, emailing sumintl@rogers.com, or writing to IRCPA, 43 Bright Street, Toronto ON M5A 3H5.

The International Resource Centre for Performing Artists has designed programs since 1983 to prepare artists for employment.  After their formal training, they need guidance in auditioning for national or international markets.  The IRCPA provides the opportunity for them to learn from employers such as artistic directors and master coaches.  This feedback and direction reduces the risk of the artists’ being rejected in an audition and having to wait two years for another hearing.

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