Wednesday Nov 4, 2020 1:00 pm
Recommended for grades 6 – 12
ERIC AMADA, Artist Agent, Founder: Arts Management Associates: Eric Amada is the Founding Director of Arts Management Associates, a full-service booking agency for the Performing Arts, established in 2003 and now based in Wilmington, NC. A native of Philadelphia, Eric was raised in a family of professional classical musicians including his mother, Concert Pianist Susan Starr. Prior to founding AMA, Eric was a Vice President for Columbia Artists Managements, Inc (1988-2002) and also worked for The Florida Orchestra (1986-1988), and more recently served as a Booking Consultant for CAMI Music (2018-2020). Over the years, Amada has represented world class performers such as Alvin Ailey, The New York Philharmonic, Marvin Hamlisch, LeAnn Rimes, Los Lobos, and The National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba, among many others.
ABOUT MEET THE EXPERTS: LEARN ABOUT THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY—FIRST HAND!
As part of a career-preparedness series, learn about the entertainment industry and the different opportunities available to those inspired by the arts! From performing on stage to production and management, there is a lot more to learn than meets the eye as an audience member. This series will consist of performers and professionals that represent many genres and those who make it happen. Meet the Expert will provide an eye opening opportunity to understand the everyday practices of professionals in the theater world. The sessions are aimed towards 6th -12th graders across Eagle County. Meet the Expert aims to reach a new age bracket, not normally served by STARS, reaching out to middle and high school students with insightful information for career development or inspiration. The VPAC will present artists and professionals who will lead a 45-60 minute session where they talk about their career, combined with a presentation or performance and live Q&A.
WHERE: A Zoom livestream event — enjoy it from your home or classroom.
WHAT: Educational sessions exploring the many opportunities in the entertainment industry.
WHEN: Select Wednesday’s at 1:00pm MST. Each session will last approximately 40-60 minutes.
WHO: The series is designed for Eagle County students 6th – 12th grade.
COST: FREE! Limited to the first 500 students.
REGISTER: Registration required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get zoom link.
MEET THE EXPERT LINEUP:
NOV 4 | 1PM Trace Bundy, “The Acoustic Ninja”: Guitarist/Singer-Songwriter
NOV 18 | 1PM Nevin Steinberg, Hamilton’s Sound Designer
DEC 2 | 1PM Riton, Grammy-Award-Winning Recording Artist, DJ & Producer
DEC 16 | 1PM David Shifrin, Lincoln Center Classical Musician (Clarinetist)
JAN 6 | 1PM Eric Amada, Artist Agent, Founder: Arts Management Associates
JAN 13 | 1PM Leslie Stevens, Singer-Songwriter (jazz, country, folk)
JAN 27 | 1PM Kayla Catan, Actress-Singer-Writer
Registration required, email email@example.com to get zoom link • Learn more at www.vilarpac.org/STARS
Wednesday Nov 4, 2020 1:00 pm
Thursday Nov 5, 2020 3:00 pm
Thursday Nov 5, 2020 8:00 pm