ASCAP Composer Career Workshop Flyer

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:

  • San Francisco Conservatory of Music, San Francisco, CA, 2015 (Shapiro, Kendrick)
  • Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA, 2013 (Shapiro)

    Yale University, New Haven, CT, 2012 (Shapiro, Paulus, Kendrick)

    University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, 2011 (Shapiro, Paulus, Kendrick)

    The ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO, Hollywood, CA, 2011 (Shapiro, Paulus, Watters, Kendrick)

    Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, 2011 (Shapiro, Paulus)

    ASCAP offices, New York, NY, 2011 (Shapiro, Paulus, Kendrick)

    The ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO, Hollywood, CA, 2010 (Shapiro, Paulus, Kendrick)

    San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, 2010 (Shapiro, Paulus, Kendrick)

    University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2009 (Shapiro, Paulus)

    Philadelphia Music Project, Philadelphia, PA, 2009 (Shapiro, Paulus, Higdon)

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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