Past EXCEL Talks

Progressive Programming 2.0: Telling Stories to Start Difficult Conversations with Carlos Simon, Rosy Simas, and Anita Gonzalez .
Young Creatives Book Club with Kimberly Drew
Viviana Vargas  & Nicole Brewer
Angela Lewis
Intersectionality in the Arts with Naomi Andre, Marc Hannaford, and MESA
Dyann Robinson
Ty Jones
Disruption. Action. Change. in collaboration with The Eastman School of Music’s Paul R. Judy Center for Innovation & Research
Social Justice Education in the Arts with Krishna Washburn, Victoria Miller (Detroit Public Schools), and Dr. Antonio Cuyler

Crossing the Parallel: from College to Career
Latitude 49

The Faber Story
Randy Faber

Demystifying Self-Management
Mike Avitabile & Hub New Music

Pandora Music Innovation Challenge

David T. Little

Cedric Dent

My Life as a Director on Broadway
Stephen Sposito

Q&A & Concert
Ashley Bathgate and Karl Larson

Calidore String Quartet

Russell Thomas

The Creative Process of Directing
Iqbal Khan

Pamela Z

Q&A with Bill DeYoung’s Mod Lab (Master Class Repertory Series)
Cat Coury

Uncommon Career Building for Artists
Jade Simmons

Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni

Dom Flemons

Vocal and Movement Workshop
Meredith Monk (Katie Geissinger)


Whole Hearted Musician

Angie Durrell

John Musto

The Social Power of the Arts
Laura Barron

Matthew Ernst

Bruce Carter

International Contemporary Ensemble

Third Coast Percussion

Stephanie Jordan

Kenari Saxophone Quartet

Wu Han

Lee Marshall

Why Don’t We Riot Anymore?
Jeff Nytch

Ted Hearne

Establishing an Artistic Identity in a Crowded Field
Starting Your Own Record Label: A Musicians Guide
PRISM Quartet

New Media Strategies for Music Distribution with Pueblo Nuevo
Pablo Flores, Mika Martini, Jeremy Peters, and Christi-Anne Castro

From U-M to the World: Forging Your Life in the Arts
The Vital Artist I: Money Matters
The Vital Artist II: Marketing Matters
The Vital Artist III: Making the Arts Matter
Daniel Bernard Roumain

Art Song Entrepreneurs
Kathleen Kelly and Michael Kelly of SongFusion and Martha Guth and Amy Petrongelli of Sparks and Wiry Cries

Jumpstarting your Theatre Career
Sean Blake

Pandora to Photoshop: Inside the Teams, Tech, and Career of the Music and Video Technology Industry
Jay LeBoeuf

Legal Issues for Musicians
James Kendrick

Mavericking your Career
Delroy Lindo

From Inspiration to Implementation: A Panel on Project Based Career Development
Timothy McAllister, Michael Haithcock, and Michael Daugherty

The Future of the Music Industry: Issues, Ideas, and Innovation
Eric Rönmark, Stanley Frankel, Punch Andrews, and Dean Aaron Dworkin

Becoming a Next Level Violinist
Rachel Barton Pine