2021 CMS Pre-Conference Workshop

Registration for the 2021 Pre-Conference Workshop:

  • Advance registration is required to attend any pre-conference workshop.
  • Attendees must be registered for the main conference prior to enrolling in a pre-conference workshop. Please do not attempt to register for a pre-conference workshop without first registering for the main conference.
  • Individuals are limited to signing up for one (1) pre-conference workshop. Multiple registrations will be rejected.
  • 2021 Pre-Conference Workshops are being offered free of charge; however, registrants who do not attend will be charged a $50 no-show fee.
  • Registrations will be accepted until 12 noon MDT on September 8, 2021. On-site registration is not possible.

2021 CMS Pre-conference Workshop:
Exploring Creative Design at the Human-Technology Frontier Through the Emerging
‘Artist-Technologist’ Occupation

Wednesday, October 6
Hatch Recital Hall, Eastman School of Music
433 E. Main Street
Rochester, New York

Career opportunities and working roles of artists have changed over the last 30 years, dramatically so in 2020. Musicians must increasingly master significant skill sets in technology, both in the performance and creation of music and media and the ability to collaborate with experts in other domains. This represents a change in the entrepreneurial, business, and technology skills artists must develop.

While musicians often collaborate with technologists, this may not realize the full potential of technology in art/music production. Those with dual expertise in art and technology (artist/technologists or ATs) may fulfill that potential. The University of Rochester is exploring the skills needed by artist-technologists, with a focus on musicians and composers and how we can prepare students for these occupations, particularly in Augmented/Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence. This project, “Exploring Creative Design at the Human-Technology Frontier Through the Emerging ‘Artist-Technologist” Occupation” is funded by the National Science Foundation Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier program.

Future ATs’ may be self-employed creators of art that is integrated with relevant technologies, while others may operate within interdisciplinary groups, either media production teams (as filmmakers, composers, game designers, advertisers, etc.) or design teams in a variety of high-tech fields (medicine, education, communications, etc.). This session will include participants from the NSF planning grant, industry professionals and leaders in higher education, in an exploration of the skills sets needed and how we position students for success.


1:00–1:30 pm:   
Registrant Check-In (Wolk Atrium, entrance to Hatch Recital Hall)

1:30 pm:   
Welcome and Framing Presentation

1:40 pm
NSF Panel: ‘Discussion Starter’ Activity Focus:
Emerging Technology Skill Sets Required for Professional Musicians / Artists; The A/t – a/T Concept
   Raffaella Borasi, Director, Center for Learning in the Digital Age, University of Rochester
   Ben Guerrero
   James Hall
   Blaire Koerner
   David Long

2:00 pm
Small Group Discussions
   Facilitated by NSF Team Members

2:30 pm

2:45 pm

2:55 pm
CMS Panel: “Discuss Starter” Activity Focus:
Strategies to Prepare Music Students for Emerging Careers at the Intersection of Music and Technology
   Michael Millar, Co-chair, CMS Committee on Career Development and Entrepreneurship
   Mary Luehrsen
   Michael Harrington
   Larry Kaptain
   Rachel Roberts

3:15 PM
Small Group Discussions
   Facilitated by CMS Committee Members

3:45 pm

4:00 pm
Closing Remarks / Final Discussion
   Facilitated by Larry Kaptain

4:30 pm:   
Workshop Concludes

Event Summary

Event Date 10-06-2021
Event End Date 10-06-2021
Cut off date 09-09-2021 12:00 pm
Individual Price Free Registration to Conference Registrants
Location Eastman School of Music

Registration is closed.