Michael Drapkin, Executive Director

Brevard Music Center, North Carolina


July 14-16 2006

BCOME Speaker Roster

KEYNOTE: Dr. Robert Freeman, Dean of the College of Fine Arts, University of Texas at Austin
Former Director of Eastman and New England Conservatory
KEYNOTE: Gerd Leonhard, Co-author of "The Future of Music : Manifesto for the Digital Music Revolution"
Author, speaker, music and media futurist, thought-leader, advisor
Dr. Judith Coe, University of Colorado at Denver
Director of Commercial Voice and Music Business Faculty
Maestro David Effron, Indiana University, Artistic Director of BMC
Former Conductor of New York City Opera, Faculty at Curtis and Eastman
Catherine Fitterman, Music Business and Entrepreneurship Professor, NYU
Founding Director of the Entrepreneurship Center at University of Colorado at Boulder
Dr. Tayloe Harding, Dean of the School of Music
University of South Carolina, President of the College Music Society
Maggie L. Harrer, Artistic Director of the Oradell Arts & Business Coalition, Inc.
Producing entrepreneur, freelance director and choreographer
Dr. James Kalyn, North Carolina School of the Arts
Director of the NCSA Graduate Music Business Program
Other speakers to be announced


Three days of speeches, workshops and instruction on music entrepreneurship.

The BCOME conference will help musicians get started on a third career track that lies beyond the traditional music job pathways: teaching or getting a job in someone else's ensemble. The information presented will help you forge your own career as a music entrepreneur and start your own ensemble, group, organization or something new in an existing organization, and earn a living doing what you love: Music!

What do you want to BCOME?

The conference will present the concept of music entrepreneurship, and will cover topics such as strategy, risk, entrepreneurship, organization, sales & marketing, organization startup, fund-raising, grants, management and business plan creation, among others. It will feature speakers and instructors that are national leaders in the growing music entrepreneurship movement from around the country and world.

Come to Brevard and network with colleagues, meet leaders in the arts and get a broad overview of the concepts and mindset of entrepreneurship!


Musicians, arts administrators and college curriculum developers

This program is targeted at a national audience consisting of three groups: professional musicians, college music faculty, and music industry professionals, with track offerings specific to each group.

For seven weeks each summer, four hundred young musicians, an accomplished faculty, and renowned guest artists present more than eighty concerts of great music in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.

BCOME participants will have full access to all BMC concerts and fee will include meals in the BMC cafeteria, as well as special barbecues, networking events and socials. Meet the speakers, lecturers and network with colleagues!


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