Traditional Arts Indiana’s first webinar of 2012 is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 26, from 4:30-5:30 p.m., and the event is going to be something of a hybrid. In addition to real-time (and free) digital access to the webinar at http://breeze.iu.edu/tai_webinars, there will be a live (and also free) component hosted at Indiana University’s Department of Folklore and Ethnomusiciology in Room 100 of 510 N. Fess Ave.
Our host for this event is Jon Kay, experienced musician, host of the noted Artisan Ancestors podcast, former director of the Florida Folk Festival, and current director of TAI.
Jon’s one-hour talk will focus on how folk, traditional, and ethnic musicians can develop their performance skills for performing at events and festivals beyond their home communities. In addition to developing workshops, one-sheets and stage-plots, he will discuss how traditional musicians can retool their performances for the audience outside their home communities.
Our hope is that the split-format webinar will cater to an existing base of interested parties across the state, as well as a core of local and regional folks who won’t mind making the short trip to see Jon in person. However you might choose to attend, this event is free and open to the public, as usual.
To join virtually: Access a computer with working speakers or headphones and navigate to http://breeze.iu.edu/tai_webinars on Thursday, Jan. 26, from 4:30 to about 5:30 p.m. Click here if you’d like to see a screenshot showing what exactly to do after navigating to the webinar site.
To attend in person: Arrive at 510 N. Fess Ave., Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology, Indiana University, on Thursday, Jan. 26, before 4:25 p.m. Enter through the side door. Street parking is free in the evenings. There is also metered parking at the university-owned McCalla School, one block west of the department on Indiana Ave.
Afterwards, participants will be able to access a recording of the webinar to review or catch up on anything they may have missed. We hope to see you — or to “see” you — soon!