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The Other Graduation

The think-outside the box music career series.

The Other Graduation 2020

The Other Graduation with Lara St. John

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Thu, Feb 13, 2020 6:00 PM

7 West 81st Street, New York, NY, 10024


Violinist Lara St. John discusses her musical career path and performs favorite pieces from her repertoire.


Join us for this informal part-talk, part-performance event.

Violinist Lara St. John will share stories from her extensive career as a violinist, film producer and editor, new music ambassador, and advocate for victims of sexual abuse in the classical music world.

Lara also will perform her favorite pieces.

Free admission, seating limited.

Doors open at 6 PM.  Light refreshments served.

RSVP required to get the exact event location.



The Other Graduation with Mari Kimura

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Fri, Feb 14, 2020 6:00 PM

7 West 81st Street, New York, NY, 10024


Violinist/Composer Mari Kimura plays her favorite pieces and talks about her amazing career


Join us for this informal part-talk, part-perfomance event.

Violinist/Composer Mari Kimura will share stories from her extensive career as a performer, composer, technologist and innovator, including her motion sensor MUGIC™ and her legendary subharmonics.

Mari also will perform her favorite pieces, including the Valentine's Day-appropriate Bossa Nova piece l Iove you

Free admission, limited seating.

RSVP required to get the exact event location.

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The OG2019/Highlights

Vasko's Promo Video

Margaret's Promo Video

The Other Graduation 2019

Jan 17 2019 - MARGARET LANCASTER

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Please join us for the 4th Installation of the  NYSCA supported, ground-breaking lecture-concert series

The Other Graduation

with the “New-music luminary", flutist Margaret Lancaster

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545 West 52nd Street 8th Floor, NYC

Program:

6 - 8 PM

Margaret Lancaster will share insights into her multi-faceted career as a musician, multimedia artist, actor, dancer and more, mixed with live performances of her diverse repertoire. 

8 - 9 PM

Open/free-flow chat with the artist. Career coach Tricia Ross will join us to offer advice to young musicians.

All this in our signature  'casual in format, but never in content' setting.

Free admission - donations encouraged ($15 suggested)

General seating. Drinks and snacks available for purchase.

Jan 24 2019 - VASKO DUKOVSKI

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Please join us for the 4th Installation of the  NYSCA supported, ground-breaking lecture-concert series

The Other Graduation

with the Multidisciplinary Performing ARTist, clarinetist Vasko Dukovski

Gallery MC

545 West 52nd Street 8th Floor, NYC

Program:

6 - 8 PM

Vasko Dukovski will share insights into his career as a Multidisciplinary Performing ARTist and composer with live performances of his diverse repertoire, including his own compositions.

8 - 9 PM

Open/free-flow chat with the artist. Career coach Tricia Ross will join us to offer advice to young musicians.

All this in our signature  'casual in format, but never in content' setting.

Free admission - donations encouraged ($15 suggested)

General seating. Drinks and snacks available for purchase.

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About

The Other Graduation is a NYSCA supported, ground-breaking lecture - concert series designed to help young musicians who have recently graduated or are about to graduate understand the broad variety of possible career choices as professional musicians in the contemporary art and music world. Often trained in a formal, closed setting, focused on excelling in their own discipline and in a very traditional way and a classroom or studio setting within an educational institution, students graduate inadequately prepared for the ‘real world’ careers. As an active and somewhat unconventional educator (preference to hands-on approach, constantly changing and fluent curricula and lesson plan, small groups or individual coaching and mentoring, implementation of technology, insisting on collaborations, and in general, against all and any rigidity), Paracademia’s director and founder, Milica Paranosic has had numerous exposure to students, young musicians, music lovers who wanted to engage more that just on a hobby level, as well as those desiring a career change. Frequently, most did not know what their choices were. The range and dynamic of contemporary music professions has changed, and is continuing to change drastically. New professions are literally ‘invented’ every day. They are typically not mentioned, much less explored in traditional schools. Thinking ‘outside the box’ may not be popular or preferable in everyone’s opinion; however, it may be necessary in order to succeed in our already challenging and competitive profession. 

Past Seasons - 2017

Our inaugural season presented:

March 25th 2017  @2pm with Andrea Fisher

April 8th 2017 Ta-Ka-Di-Mi Duo  @2pm with Glen Velez and Loire Cotler 

May 6th 2017  @ 11am with Martha

June 10th 2017  @2pm with Ken Butler

Gallery MC, 549 West 52nd Street 8th Floor

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