Speaking Engagements

Public Relations for 

Your Music Program


Music Ed Insights - the Podcast (Apple & Spotify). Public Relations for Your Music Program. 

Frier, A. & Shanley, Ph.D., S.

May 3, 2024

Advocacy for 

School Music Programs


SUNY Fredonia with Valerie Coleman supported by

Sorel Charitable Organization

Fredonia, NY - April 25 - 26, 2024

The Importance of 

Music In Our Schools Month


WGY Radio 103.1 FM & 810 AM / iHeart Media

Albany, NY - March, 2024

NAfME Eastern Division Conference 

Hosted by NYSSMA


WXXI - FM (NPR Affiliate)

Rochester, NY - April, 2023

How Student Leaders Can Work With Educators to

Promote Their 

School Music Program


Music for All Summer Symposium

Muncie, IN - June, 2022


Sewanhaka Central HS District

Long Island, NY - March, 2023

The Future of School Arts Administration: 

Why YOU Matter 


An Introduction to School Arts Administration 

for the Music Educator


Suffolk NYSCAME Symposium Day

Smithtown, NY 2023

East Islip, NY 2022


NAfME Eastern Division Conference

Rochester, NY - April, 2023


SUNY Fredonia - SDL Students

Virtual - March, 2022


NYSSMA Winter Conference

Rochester, NY - December, 2022, 2021


NYS Summer Music Conference

Virtual - August, 2021


NYSSMA Winter Conference / Cyber Summit 

Virtual - December, 2020

Handout

Using Social Media to Promote Your Program


NYS Summer Music Conference

Summer, 2019

Albany, NY

2019 Summer Conf Social Media.ppt

An Introduction to the New NYS Learning Standards in the Arts

(Trained Presenter)

Sessions throughout 2017-2018


Suffolk County School Superintendents

SCMEA/NYSCAME-Suffolk Symposium Day 

Longwood School District Music & Art Staff

Port Jefferson School District Music & Art Staff

Sewanhaka Central High School District Music Staff

Miller Place School District Music Staff

Public Relations & 

Music Education Work Hand-in-Hand


Midwest Clinic

December, 2023


Conn-Selmer

Music Administration Collaborative

April, 2022


Midwest Clinic

December, 2016


NAfME Webinar

February, 2016

Marketing Music Education

(Apple Podcast) 


Webinar 

with Kathleen Heuer


March, 2016

Arts Advocacy Efforts in the Longwood 

School District


NAfME's Teaching Music

October, 2016

Advocacy and Music Education: Working Hand-in-Hand

Presenter – Long Island Symposium for Arts Administrators – October, 2007

Presenter – Westchester County Art Leaders Association – September, 2007

Presenter - Balanced Mind Conference, Brookville, NY – November, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005

Presenter - CMENC/NYSSMA Winter Conferences

                     Eastman School of Music – April, 2008; Ithaca College – March, 2006

Presenter - NYSSMA Winter Conferences, Rochester, NY – December, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2002, 2000

Presenter - MENC Eastern Division Conference, Providence, RI – March, 2009; Pittsburgh, PA - March, 2001

Presenter - NYSBDA Winter Conference, Syracuse, NY – March, 2001

 

Advocacy: Be Proactive Rather than Reactive

Presider - VH-1 Advocacy Seminar, MENC Eastern Division Conference Hartford, CT – March, 2007

 

Are Schools Preparing Students to be Tomorrow’s Arts Consumers? 

Guest Lecturer - Florida State University. Dr. Anthony Cuyler, professor. March, 2020. 

 

Building Arts Partnerships in Your Community

Panelist – NYS Alliance for Arts Education Conference, Bard College, Annandale, NY – January, 2008

 

Creating a Scholar Artist Program

Facilitator & Presenter – NYSSMA Winter Conference, Rochester, NY – December, 2008


   Developing Positive Relationships with the Media

Facilitator & Co-Presenter – NYSSMA Winter Conference, Rochester, NY – December, 2018

Joined by Maureen McGuire, WROC-TV News Anchor

Joined by Dick Moss, News Director, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle


     Entrepreneurial Skills in Music Education

Panelist, Virtual Discussion - NYSSMA Collegiate Members and Business Owners - August, 2021


The Future of School Arts Administration: Why YOU Matter

Presenter - NAfME Eastern Division Conference, Rochester, NY - April, 2023

Facilitator & Presenter – NYSSMA Winter Conference, Rochester, NY – December, 2020 (Virtual)


Marketing Your Music Program (Podcast Interview). March, 2016

 

Media Relations and Advocacy in Music Education

                Presenter – MENC Webinar – March, 2007


Money: You Can’t Live With It and You Can’t Live Without It

Presenter - NYSSMA Summer Conference, Buffalo, NY – August, 2006

Presenter - NYSCAME Panel Discussion at NYSSMA Winter Conference, Rochester, NY – December, 2006


The New NYS Learning Standards in the Arts Turn-Key Trainer for Long Island School Districts including:

Longwood Central School District - September, 2017

NYSCAME-Suffolk Symposium Day - November, 2017

NYSCAME-Suffolk Superintendents Luncheon - February, 2018

Eastern Suffolk BOCES - March, 2018

Sewanhaka Central High School District - March 2018

Miller Place Union Free School District - April, 2018

Patchogue-Medford Union Free School District – April, 2018

Port Jefferson Union Free School District - April, 2018


Peer Review Session - Doctoral Research

Presenter - MENC Eastern Division Conference, Providence, RI March, 2009


Public Relations, Advocacy and Music Education: Working Hand-in-Hand

Presenter - Conn-Selmer Institute (virtually to International Audience) - April, 2022

Presenter - Midwest Clinic, Chicago, IL December, 2016 

Presenter - NAfME Eastern Div. Conference, Providence, RI, 2015

 

Public Relations and Advocacy in the Non-Profit Setting

Presenter - Estee Lauder (through St. Joseph’s College) February, 2005

Presenter - Symbol Technologies (through St. Joseph’s College) October, 2004


Public Relations for Future Music Educators

     Hartwick College - April, 2021

     NYSSMA All State Conference - December, 2019


Speed Interviewing for Collegiate Students

Panelist/Mock Interviewer - NYSSMA All State Conference 2018

 

Usable Public Relations Techniques to Promote Your Music Program

Presenter – Midwest Clinic – Chicago, IL – December, 2015

Presenter - Long Island Symposium for Arts Administrators – October, 2007

Presenter – Westchester County Art Leaders Association – September, 2007

Presenter - Balanced Mind Conference, Brookville, NY – November, 2007, 2006, 2005

Presenter - CMENC/NYSSMA Winter Conference, Eastman School of Music -  April, 2008

Presenter - CMENC/NYSSMA Winter Conference, Ithaca College - March, 2006

Presenter - NYSSMA Winter Conferences, Rochester, NY – December, 2017, 2015, 2011, 2007 - 2000

Presenter - MENC Eastern Division Conference, Pittsburgh, PA - March, 2001

Presenter - NYSBDA Winter Conference, Syracuse, NY – March, 2001


What My Music Professor Never Told Me About Teaching

Panelist - How to Be an Advocate - Bands of America Collegiate Symposium, Indianapolis, IN - November, 2022


 INVITED SPEAKER

Keynote - Tri-M Music Honor Society – Sewanhaka Central High School District (March, 2015)

Keynote - Tri-M Music Honor Society – Longwood High School (Annual)

Keynote - National Art Honor Society – Longwood High School (Annual)

Conn-Selmer Institute (2016)

Southern Methodist University (Virtual) (2016)