Navigating Music Careers

Shepherd Careers Forum
October 12-14, 2007
Houston, Texas
Careers Forum Outcomes
Shepherd Careers Forum 2007
Distinguished Guests
Forum Participants
Forum Coordinators


Shepherd Careers Forum ’07
Convening Student Perspectives and Creating New Models for the 21st Century

Friday October 12, 2007

5:00 p.m.
Arrival and Registration

5:30 p.m.
Conference Welcome

6:00 p.m.
Buffet Dinner at The Shepherd School

7:00 p.m.
Chiara Quartet Showcase Performance
Program: A Club Date First Set

8:00-9:15 Interactive Workshop with Eric Booth, Chiara Quartet and Student Participants: Faculty/Staff observe

Saturday, October 13, 2007

8:00 a.m.
Breakfast Buffet at Shepherd School

8:45-9:45 a.m.
Interactive Rehearsal: Chiara Quartet and Eric Booth
(all forum participants)

10:00-11:10 a.m.
Student participants meet in 4 discussion breakout groups, with members of the Chiara Quartet. Faculty/Staff discussion session led by Eric Booth

11:15 –12:00 p.m.
Report sessions (all forum participants)

12:00-1:00 p.m.
Lunch Buffet at Shepherd School

1:00-2:00 p.m.
Shoshana Dobrow Research Presentation.
Young Musicians and Their Careers: Highlights from the Longitudinal Study of Music Involvement, 2001-2007
Open to the public

2:15-3:15 p.m.
Sarah Rothenberg—Discussion Session

3:30-5:00 p.m.
Afternoon sessions: student groups begin creating Sunday afternoon "lab" performances. Faculty/Staff Meetings in small breakout groups

5:00 p.m.
Dinner Buffet at Shepherd School

6:30 p.m.
eighth blackbird Showcase Performance
Program: Eel from Powerless by Dennis DeSantis
Pocket Symphony (selected movements) by Frederic Rzewski
VIII from Thirteen Ways by Thomas Albert

7:30-8:15 p.m.
Interactive Workshop with Eric Booth, eighth blackbird and Student Participants: Faculty/Staff observe

8:30 p.m.
Evening out in Rice Village (nearby restaurant area)

Sunday, October 14, 2007

8:00 a.m.
Breakfast Buffet at Shepherd School

9:00-11:15 a.m.
Students: sessions to finish preparing “Lab” Performances,
Faculty/Staff: Large group with report sessions and brainstorming

11:30-12:30 p.m.
Lunch Buffet at Shepherd School

12:30-2:30 p.m.
Student “Lab” Performances: informal performances, each session running about 20 minutes in four
classrooms. Open to the public.

2:45-4:00 p.m.
Convening-follow up session with all participants: how can the outcome of the forum be put together to forge
pathways for this generation? Faculty/staff reports: what new resources and support systems will be needed?


Forum Coordinators: Rachel Young, Janet Rarick and David Gerstein

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