Conference Panels

Hillfest 2021 Conference Panel Schedule (All events @ The Yard)

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Join the discussion on topics that affect our performing arts community locally and nationally. Topics range from Arts Policy and advocacy, music education, the music industry, digital marketing and more.

Panelists may include local or federally elected officials, professiona musicians, music educators, arts administrators, members of GRAMMY’s, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI), Society of European Stage Authors and Composers (SESAC) and more.

In between each panel conference attendees are invited to enjoy performances by DC based musicians.

Wednesday, October 6th

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. How presenters advertise and market artists to develop audiences

Moderator: Willard Jenkins – DC Jazz Festival

Panelists:
Harry Schnipper – Blues Alley
Yaddiya – Moechella
Jamie Sandel – CapitalBop

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Audience development on online/streaming platforms?

Moderator: Rob Maletick – Artist

Panelists:
Judy Klein – Tru3Media
Muhsinah – Artist

Thursday, October 7th

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Representation: When to go at it solo and when to engage a team?

Moderator: Britt Waters – WJLA-TV

Panelists:
Paula Phillips – Jazz Beyond Borders
Gary Bernstein – Oceanic Trade Winds

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. How Do Jazz Musicians Work, Play and Earn?

Moderator: TBD

Panelists:
Reginald Cyntje – Artist
Christian DeMesones – Artist
Hazel Mitchell Bell – Artist

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