Career Panels

Career Panels at the Apollo is part of the Apollo Theater Academy, a program which advances career and leadership skills through seminars, workshops, panels and internships focused on professions “behind the-scenes” in the arts and entertainment industries.

RECENT EVENTS

BEHIND THE SCENES: WOMEN IN PRODUCTION
Panel Discussion
Monday, March 17th at 6:30PM

 

Our annual Women’s History Month celebration featured a panel of women who work behind the scenes in the arts, media, sports, and entertainment industries in the area of production. We heard about their various career paths and gained a better understanding of the variety of jobs that fall under the heading “production”.

 

Moderated by Brenda Williams-Butts, Sr. Director of Community Engagement & Audience Development, New York Public Radio.

 

Other panelists included:

Melanie Byrd -  Production Manager, Scripps Networks Interactive.

Monet Molock – Electrician/Lighting Designer, Apollo Theater, ABC-TV.

Sarah Peterson – Production/Technical Manager, Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Tami Eiserer - Technical Manager/Stage Manager, ESPN, NBC, NFL.

 

Media Sponsor: Women of Color in the Arts 

This event was Interpreted for the hearing impaired.



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BEHIND THE SCENES: CAREERS IN LATIN MUSIC
Panel Discussion 
Monday, November 18, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.

 

On November 18th, a panel of creative and business professionals discussed their careers in the Latin music industry. Panelists included:

 

Arturo O’Farrill - Musician, Composer, Educator, Founder and Artistic Director of the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance.

Carolina Arenas - Director, Latin Writer, Publisher Relations, BMI-New York

David Rodriguez - Caribbean Sales Manager, Disc Makers.

Mara Sanchez - Singer/Songwriter

Moderated by Jules Belmont.
 
 

 

Behind the Scenes: Careers in Latin Music by Apollo Theater Education on Mixcloud

 

 

PAST EVENTS 

 

BEHIND THE SCENES: WOMEN OF COLOR IN THE ARTS
Panel Discussion 
Monday, March 11, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.

 

Our annual Women’s History Month celebration featured a panel of women of color who work behind the scenes in performing arts administration. A pre-panel seminar on marketing and public relations for the performing arts was facilitated by Donna Walker-Kuhne. This program was presented in collaboration with Women of Color in the Arts (WOCA).

Women of Color in the Arts Panelists included:

JJ El-Far,  Harlem Arts Festival
Monique MartinCity Parks Summerstage
Claudia NormanCN Management/Mexico Now Festival
Mikki Shepard,  Apollo Theater

The discussion was moderated by AnaMaria Correa,  Ballet Hispanico.

 

Behind the Scenes: Women of Color in the Arts by Apollo Theater Education on Mixcloud

 

 

Seminar

Monday, March 11, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. 
Donna Walker-Kuhne, VP Marketing at NJPAC presented a 75-Minute workshop that discussed tangible strategies on ways to build and expand multicultural audiences for the arts. The format included an overview on national trends on engaging diverse communities, and an overview of Engaging Diverse Communities including the following topics: Impact of Immigration, Target Demographics, Social Media and the impact of press and publicity on multicultural audiences. This interactive session provided each participant with the opportunity to prepare a draft of a Marketing outline.