A Panel Discussion Series: Survive or Thrive?

Chicago, United States

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The Art of Business: Making a Living from your Music

A Panel Discussion Series

You’ve studied hard. You’ve practiced and practiced some more. You know what you want to do, but not sure how to do it. What’s next?

The Chicago Sinfonietta is proud to present a monthly Thursday evening discussion series offering insight from industry professionals to continue to nourish a vibrant arts community in Chicago and provide an overview on the different aspects of the profession. Each panel discussion will be followed by Q&A and networking.

Who should attend?  Musicians and artists of all levels. As an incentive, attendees are encouraged to submit a ‘demo’ or proposal at any session for consideration to perform with the Chicago Sinfonietta and Sones de México Ensemble on August 15 at the UNO Veterans Memorial Campus.

Chicago Public Library Rudy Lozano Branch
1805 S. Loomis St
Chicago, IL 60608

6 – 7:30 PM

FREE and Open To the Public


February 7 | Survive… or Thrive?
Some people are willing to pay $400 for a ticket to see one artist and not even $5 to see another. What does one have that the other one doesn't? Join this conversation to tackle a wide range of topics from playing for exposure, credit and recognition, income sources and opportunities, financial transparency, negotiating and more!

Moderator: Claudia Urbano, Social Media Advisor, Blogger, Event Organizer and Perspectivas Latinas on CAN TV show host


·       Juan Díes, co-founder, Grammy nominated Sones de México Ensemble.

·       Jim Hirsch, executive director, Chicago Sinfonietta

·       Jose Ozuna, educator, UNO Charter School Network and director of Mariachi Monumental de México

All panelists are subject to change.

Organized by The Chicago Sinfonietta with a grant from The Chicago Community Trust and support from The Chicago Public Library and Hoy Newspaper.