Responding to the need for 21st century composers to embrace an entrepreneurial approach to their careers, in 2009 Alex joined forces with composers Stephen Paulus and Jennifer Higdon, and attorney and EAM/Schott Music president Jim Kendrick, to co-found a U.S. touring series of music business seminars titled The ASCAP Composer Career Workshops. With the full funding support of ASCAP, these four-hour workshops give attendees a very close look at publishing, copyright, web presence, recording, and many other skills necessary in the 21st century music world, to help composers at all stages of their careers.
As of 2015, eleven workshops have been presented around the U.S., including:
Alex Shapiro and Jim Kendrick continue to offer these workshops in the wake of Stephen Paulus's passing, and will be speaking at Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tennessee on September 9, 2015. If your school or organization is interested in scheduling a workshop, please email Alex.
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