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.
Behind the Scenes: Women in Production
Monday, March 17th at 6:30PM
Our annual Women’s History Month celebration will feature a panel of women who work behind the scenes in the arts, media, sports, and entertainment industries in the area of production. We will hear about their various career paths and gain 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 will include:
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.
Interpreted for the hearing impaired.
Free. Reservations strongly suggested.
BEHIND THE SCENES: CAREERS IN LATIN MUSIC
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
BEHIND THE SCENES: WOMEN OF COLOR IN THE ARTS
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:
The discussion was moderated by AnaMaria Correa, Ballet Hispanico.
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.