Friday, April 2, 2021
Join us for this year’s keynote presentation with MBK Entertainment Inc. president/managing partner Jeanine McLean; songwriter and producer Swagg R’Celious; musical director Alonzo Harris; and our special guest keynote speaker H.E.R. This event will be moderated by Sean Skeete, chair of the Ensembles Department.
Taking an artist from obscurity to fame is no small task. Hear from the team living the dream right now and learn how they created a family-style environment that fosters creativity.
As the social media landscape continues to evolve, meet the experts who are navigating the platforms on behalf of artists and brands such as Miley Cyrus, L’oréal, Sephora, and Uber, and those who are behind the curtain, working at the leading tech companies innovating on behalf of artist promotion.
Moderated by: Walter Smith III, Chair of Woodwinds
Jagged Little Pill is inspired by Alanis Morissette’s 1995 Grammy-winning album of the same name. Join members of the creative team and cast as they pull back the curtain and share their stories about creating and performing the Tony award-nominated and Grammy-winning rock musical.
Moderated by: Scott Edmiston, Dean of Theater
It only takes a few seconds of playing your favorite game on mute to realize how important sound and music are when it comes to creating a captivating experience. Hear from top video game audio professionals, sound designers, and composers who have worked on titles that include League of Legends, World of Warcraft, Heroes of the Storm, Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, Guild Wars 2, Jurassic World VR Expedition, and more.
Moderated by: Michele Darling, Assistant Chair of Electronic Production and Design
Interested in getting hired for live concerts, theater, commercials, feature films, episodic television, music videos, or print? Get ready to hear from one of the premier talent agencies representing dancers and choreographers, and find out what it takes to rise to the top.
Moderated by: Dr. Mila Thigpen, Chair of Dance