Here is the second day of takeaways from the NATS Conference in Chicago – July 2, 2022 (additional comments below each session in italics)
July 2, 2022
- “Pricing for Generosity” presented by Michelle Markwart Deveaux
- “My worth as a human being is not manifested in how much I earn”
- Pricing should have impact and bring peace
- Love + Data = Pricing
- Brand alignment
- Ideal Client
- Self-loyalty and -love
- Unique Value Proposition
- Service/business model
MMD has been a tremendous influence on my teaching these last few years that I’ve been a member of the Speakeasy Cooperative. It’s not just about making money!
- “I Could Never Do That: The Musical” presented by Eden Casteel
- Recitals aren’t necessary and that you should ask your students what they need in terms of performance opportunities – beginning of the school year survey (Google Forms)
- Field trips to
- Karaoke/monthly open mics
- Piano bars
- Happy Hour/Sing For Your Supper formats
- Each others’ shows
There’s a lot about this that I would like to do – specifically, I’d like to see if Gourmet at Kenilworth would be open to doing a piano bar. Unfortunately, we lost Germano’s in Little Italy to the pandemic, because I was going to hold a studio cabaret show on 3/29/2020, but you know what happened there…. I completely agree that formal recitals aren’t necessary, but I think my studio showcases are unique in and of themselves.
- Opening Ceremony
- Welcome followed by the National Anthems (SSB, O Canada, Schubert)
- Speech by Allen Henderson
- Welcome/Conference Orientation by Rebecca Schorsch, Conference Program Chair
- NATS COMMUNITY SING featuring Clarice V. Assad
- Improvisation and group reading of her piece, “Amazonia”
This was very different! Lots of creativity here – I would love to incorporate more improvisation in my teaching. And maybe I need to do a “National Anthem” group class. 😀
- “The Unknown Arranged Negro Spirituals of Roland Carter” presented by Marquita Lister and Roland Carter (mini-recital)
Takeaways: This was a wonderful, expressively performed and well-sung recital with some fantastic repertoire that I’m looking forward to seeing published!
Marquita is a colleague in MDDC NATS and it was an honor to see her in performance.