Upcoming Events

Panelpicker 2021

Tectonic Mergers: Frictions in Music Education

We are excited that our session has been accepted for SXSWedu 2021! 



Formal music education remains regressive, focused on replication rather than innovation. Non-profits had stepped into the gap, embracing modern music-making and industry readiness. The pandemic’s tectonic shift to virtual creative technologies has disrupted both traditional and non-traditional teaching. Will virtual and non-traditional strategies connect these worlds post-pandemic?  Will these disruptive additions help us merge into more pluralist instructional approaches?

Learning Objectives

  • Examine the recurring narrative focused on past repertoire and pedagogical approaches dominating academic music education.
  • Explore how the omnipresent technology tools used in music are redefining the nature of musicianship and may threaten formal music education
  • Examine some existing disruptive models of music instruction and how these lead to active engagement in amateur and professional music-making.

Video on Related Session

Video from AmplifyMusic2020: https://youtu.be/FfMaPp0fNsk

Oct 20; 27-28

Friends of Maremel

Music Tectonics Conference

The second annual Music Tectonics conference features seismic keynotes with Scott Cohen (Warner Music Group), and Cherie Hu (Water & Music), and a speaker roster filled with many more of Music Tech's top thinkers, doers, and investors.

Music Tectonics 2020 will take place online using technology that allows for highly interactive small-group and one-on-one networking, dynamic exhibitor/demo rooms, and top level presentations from industry leaders and thinkers. See the full conference schedule.

Music Tectonics unites innovators across the music and tech landscapes: startups, major labels, indie labels, streaming services, distributors, social media platforms, investors, accelerators, legal experts, live event execs, gear makers, consultants—in short, everyone who works where music and tech meet.


Nov 7

Friends of Maremel:

Inception Orchestra... For The Love of Composing... An On-line Event

The Los Angeles Inception Orchestra invites you to participate virtually in a day of composition master classes and presentations from some of the music industry's top professionals. The evening will culminate with a virtual concert featuring original from our young composers and some of their mentors. There will be an opportunity to send in questions and interact with all of them.  FREE

Nov 19-20

Friends of Maremel

2020 Music Policy Forum Intensive: Rebuilding and Reimagining Music Ecosystems

The Music Policy Forum is focusing on TEN FOR TWENTY ONE - ten key questions addressing some of the most important issues facing our community. Policy, research, activism, equity, education, infrastructure - we are taking on the big questions with well thought-out, specific ideas for how we move forward as a community. We are also featuring keynote presentations, interviews, conversations, workshops, and roundtables focusing on actionable strategies and initiatives as we head into 2021.

They will be leveraging the power of Zoom to program a highly impactful, pragmatic and forward-looking intensive. 


Feb 17-19, 2021

Amplify Music 2021

Mar 9-11, 2021

FOM: SXSWedu Online

Mar 16-20, 2021

FOM: SXSW Online

Fall 2021

Rethinking Place Symposium (tentative)