Association of Performing Arts Presenters conference in New York Announces Two-day Pre-conference

APAP_2014The 2014 Association of Performing Arts Presenters conference (APAP) will hold two pre-conference day long sessions focused on the trends, challenges and business in the fields of world music and jazz. The pre-conferences will take place Thursday, January 9 and Friday, January 10 at the New York Hilton Midtown.

The World Music Pre-Conference includes speakers from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Times, Pandora, Kronos Quartet and Indiegogo.

The Jazz Connect Conference, organized by JazzTimes in conjunction with the Jazz Forward Coalition, will feature Ben Cameron, program director for the arts at the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, as the keynote speaker at 12:30 pm, Thursday, January 9.

Additional interactive half-day forums and special sessions, many open and free to the public, will take place Friday, January 10, and focus on dance, branded entertainment, audience engagement, fund raising, youth and family programming, classical music, festivals, international presenting, opera-theater, curatorial practice, healthcare for small arts organizations and more. Some forums require registration.

APAP has long supported the efforts of pre-conference convenings such as the Under the Radar Theater Festival, and we are delighted to support the organizers of Jazz Connect, World Music and their missions during our conference,” says APAP President and CEO Mario Garcia Durham. “The presence of Ben Cameron at Jazz Connect is an exciting and powerful way to show how the different genres share the same values and needs. And our world music partnership is a way to highlight our commitment to the international reach of our field. This year we’ve intentionally collaborated among organizers of nine performing arts events held in January in New York City that together bring 45,000 arts professionals and enthusiasts to this incredible collection of forums held around the time of the APAP conference.”

The Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) is the gathering of more than 3500 performing arts professionals, and its annual membership conference, at APAP|NYC 2014 in New York City, January 10-14, 2014 at the New York Hilton Midtown and Sheraton New York Times Square.

The influential world music showcase globalFEST will take place on Sunday, January 12, 2014 at New York City’s Webster Hall on January 12, 2014.

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Angel Romero has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusicportal.com, worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. In the TV area, Angel co-produced Musica NA, a music show for TVE (Spain) that featured world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. He was also the executive producer of the first Latino feature film made in North Carolina.