Welcome to YCAT’s 21cMusician toolkit: a series of interviews, tutorials, videos, blogs and live events, each with a different monthly focus, to help kickstart your career as a musician.

Brimming with ideas for creative projects, but not sure where to start? In this month's edition of the 21cMusician Toolkit, we take inspiration from musicians who have created new ensembles and festivals, and reached new audiences through re-imagining the concert experience. 

On Thursday 19 November, 4 - 5.30pm, join arts entrepreneur David Taylor in discussion with prominent musicians who have founded their own ensembles and festivals.

Violinist Rakhi Singh and cellist Adam Szabo (Manchester Collective), pianist Alasdair Hogarth (The Prince Consort), and violinist Marije Johnston (Navarra String Quartet, Weesp Chamber Music Festival) will share the thrills and frustrations of getting new initiatives off the ground, and some of the tips they have picked up along the way. 

This is a FREE online event organised by YCAT - you must register in advance to receive your virtual ticket.

Praised for being "an entrepreneur bringing innovation to classical music" (Forbes), Chad Goodman serves as Conducting Fellow of the New World Symphony and as an Assistant Conductor to the San Francisco Symphony. He is Founder and Artistic Director of the contemporary music group Elevate Ensemble. 

As part of our mini masterclass series, Chad shares his tips for creating a wildly successful concert!

Cassidy Fitzpatrick Carlson

Developing and Presenting Community Engagement Events

21cMusician online micro-course in partnership with iCadenza

YCAT is delighted to share an exclusive tutorial by Cassidy Fitzpatrick Carlson, Senior Vice-President for Musician Advancement and Dean at New World Symphony.

In her three part micro-course, Cassidy Fitzpatrick Carlson takes you through key areas to consider, from forming partnerships and devising content to the successful execution of your event.

YCAT coaching sessions provide a unique opportunity for musicians to explore a range of ideas, skills, and concerns. Designed for classical musicians between the ages of 21 and 35, sessions are led by one of our affiliated coaches, who have a broad range of experience and expertise, and in-depth understanding of the music industry. 

Getting a new project off the ground? Join our first dedicated project coaching session with David Taylor on 3 December

Sessions are FREE and currently held over Zoom  

Find out more and apply here

Coming next month...
The Juggling Act: make a varied career work for you

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