Presentations: CAG Live! In Conversation

Wednesday, Apr 17, 2019 5:30 pm

Wearing Many Hats: Creating a Multi-Faceted Career



A panel of multi-faceted artists discuss the need for musicians to take on diverse career roles in today’s world. The conversation will feature cellist and arts leader Adrian Fung; violist, composer, and educator Jessica Meyer; and CAG President Tanya Bannister; and will be moderated by violinist and Sybarite5 member Sarah Whitney.

Adrian Fung is the founding cellist of the Afiara Quartet, a 2008 CAG Competition winner. He is an associate dean and associate professor at the University of Oklahoma’s Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts, where he leads the creation of a new arts management and entrepreneurship program (AME). He is also the Executive and Artistic Director of Vancouver-based concert presenter Music In The Morning, and Summer Music Vancouver, a summer festival and chamber music institute. He recently served as Vice President for Innovation at the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

Jessica Meyer is a versatile composer, violist, educator, and mother. She has premiered pieces for solo viola internationally – expanding the repertoire for viola by championing new works, while also composing her own. She has written for the Grammy-winning vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth, cellist Amanda Gookin for her Forward Music Project at National Sawdust, A Far Cry, SYBARITE5, and PUBLIQuartet. Jessica is equally known for her inspirational work as an educator, where she empowers musicians to be the best advocates for their own careers through workshops at The Juilliard School, the Curtis Institute of Music, the Chamber Music America conference, and at universities around the US.

Violinist Sarah Whitney is a founding member of the acclaimed string quintet SYBARITE5, a 2011 CAG Competition winner. In 2015, Sarah founded Beyond the Notes, an innovative concert series dedicated to breaking down the barriers between performers and the audience. Sarah’s writing is featured regularly in for Strings Magazine and, and her widely-read blog The Productive Musician focuses on health and wellness, productivity, and strategies for developing and maintaining an effective mindset.

Pianist Tanya Bannister was a 2003 winner of the CAG Competition. In addition to an active performing career, she has developed an interest in institution building in the arts over many years, principally through her work as Artistic Director of Alpenkammermusik, an annual chamber music festival in Austria, as a founder of RoadMaps, an artistic, humanitarian and cultural venture, and as the current President of Concert Artists Guild.

The event will be broadcast live – check out Concert Artists Guild and The Violin Channel on Facebook, or CAG’s YouTube channel to join the stream. All are invited to participate and ask questions!

Thank you to Tarisio Fine Instruments & Bows for providing the space for this event.

Upcoming in the Series

Tuesday, Oct 13, 2020 12:00 pm

2020 Competition Winners Reveal

Join us for the announcement of the 2020 CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition Winners. The announcement will include short performances from finalists and a message from CAG President, Tanya Bannister. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to watch how the competition evolves. More updates to come on where to watch!

2020 Competition Winners Reveal
Tuesday, Oct 20, 2020 5:00 pm

New Winners Meet-and-Greet

Join us to meet the new winners of the CAG 2020 Victor Elmaleh Competition! Bring a cocktail to this casual zoom happy hour to get to know the newest members of the CAG roster. Zoom link to follow in the coming weeks!

New Winners Meet-and-Greet
Thursday, Nov 05, 2020 5:00 pm

Soo Bae and Friends!

CAG presents a special alumni concert featuring Soo Bae, cello (CAG, 2005), Mia Chung, piano (CAG, 1993) and Charles Neidich, clarinet, playing the complete Brahms piano trios. Join us in welcoming back Soo Bae!
More information and concert link invite coming later this fall.

Soo Bae and Friends!