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 want to engage more that just on a hobby level and people desiring a career change, who more than frequently did not know what their choices are. The range and dynamic of contemporary music professions has changed, and is continuing to change drastically and 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.
Our inaugural season presented:
March 25th 2017 @2pm with Andrea Fisher
May 6th 2017 @ 11am with Martha
June 10th 2017 @2pm with Ken Butler
Gallery MC, 549 West 52nd Street 8th Floor
Our upcoming season will present New-music luminary, flutist Margaret Lancaster in January 2019. Stay tuned for details including the dates and ticket information.