Workshops & Panels
FARM 2012 Workshops
In addition to the Songwriting Master Class by John Gorka, below are a some of the excellent subjects and presenters you’ll find at FARM this year!
Friday, 12:00p – 1:30pm
- 40 Tips for 40 years – Kari Estrin with David Tamulevich, Rich Warren & Scott Alarik
- Doing Almost Everything Yourself – Jack Williams
- Publicity 101 – Ellen Stanley, Red House Records
- Let’s get Loopy: Live Loops, Songwriting, and Performance – Jenny Bienemann
- There’s a Difference: Traditional, Folk, Vernacular – Andy Cohen
Saturday, 12:00p – 1:15pm
- Performing Means Never Having to Say You’re Sorry: Seducing the Audience – Rich Warren
- Lighten Things Up – Heywood Banks, comedian, songwriter
- On The Griddle – David Wilkes, Kari Estrin, John D. Lamb, Chris McKhool, Al Kniola
- Getting to the Next Gear – Elaine Romanelli, Rj Cowdrey, SONiA with Terry Irons
- Booking 101 – Jan Krist, Bonita Crow & David Tamulevich
Saturday, 1:30p – 2:45p
- Folk DJ Panel – all DJs talking about what they do
- Pluggin’ in and Reaching out (Social Networking) – Lyal Strickland, Bob Baker
- Roots of Songwriting – Scott Alarik, songwriter, author, historian
- Learn to Play Slide Guitar – Donna Herula
Workshops and Panels Overview
Every year we work hard behind the scenes to bring you a diverse line-up of workshops and panels, with a host of experts from our own community who can address current technology, changing face of the independent music business as well as performance and instrument techniques.
Workshops will take place on Friday and Saturday afternoons and for the first time this year we’ll be offering two master classes beginning at 2pm on Thursday.
Not sure if you have any expertise worth sharing? These are some of the topics we’d like to see covered at our conference this year:
- Social Networking
- Performance Rights Organizations
- Effective Concert and Artist Promotion (getting butts in the seats)
- Performance Techniques
- Booking Yourself a Tour (and not going broke)
- Alternative ways to make a living as a musician
Got any suggestions? What would you like to see us present? We’re particularly interested in hearing from Venues and Presenters on this.
If you would like to propose a workshop for our 2012 conference send an email to Ben (firstname.lastname@example.org) and please include the following information:
- Workshop subject (title is even better) and description.
- A short paragraph describing your experience in presenting this workshop
Answer the following additional questions:
- Would your topic work as panel? or would you consider working with a co-facilitator?
- Have you presented this workshop at a previous FARM? When?
- Will you be attending the entire conference? Any scheduling requests.
We’ll be posting this year’s workshops as they are confirmed so check back often.
Feel free to get in touch with us if you have any questions.