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Apr 17 2020

Amplify Music: Resilience and Community Ecosystems


Call for  Speakers,  Organizations, and  Participants

Amplify Music:

Resilience and Community Ecosystems

Virtual Gathering/Conference

How can we learn from other local communities creating Resilience in the music social/structural disruption/reconstruction under COVID-19?

We have joined the Maremel Institute as a co-host, along with CU Denver and many other organizations. for a Virtual Gathering/Conference on April 17.  Would your organization like to participate as a collaborator? Do you know of someone who is doing amazing things around their local music communities? 

Website:  AmplifyMusic.org

Free Registration Link (Eventbrite):  https://amplifymusic2020.eventbrite.com


Event Mission: A gathering of lived experiences and workable ideas

This event brings together diverse music leaders and creators online to learn and share from local community response, emergent solutions, and heroic efforts to support local artists, venues, creative communities, and support networks in the surge/challenges of the COVID-19.

  • Unique practices that may transfer to other areas
  • Ways to learn between great ecosystems and communities of communities
  • New combinations of business and community models – bridges beyond streaming
  • “After” – rebuilding trust, conflicts for space/time/funds, challenges of funding in a community rebuilding mode

Please reach out to gigi.johnson@ucla.edu if you have other ideas as well.  This is a Big Tent project, meant to connect groups and great ideas. 

Lead Co-Hosts:

  • Dr. Gigi Louisa Johnson, President, Maremel Institute; Faculty, UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music
  • Storm Gloor, Associate Professor, University of Colorado Denver College of Arts & Media

List of Collaborating Organizations: See the ever-updating list at AmplifyMusic.org.


Speakers and Schedule: In planning stages now 

Cost to Attend: Free.  You may contribute toward the event at Eventbrite, but no payment is required to attend, speak, or share.

Cost to Collaborate: None required, though various collaborators are bringing their community emails, in-kind resources, volunteers, and great ideas.

Technology Needs to Participate: 

  • Speakers will need a webcam, microphone, and optimally a headset, along with Internet access from their computer, tablet, or smartphone.  
  • Participants and Speakers will be on Zoom or another webconference platform, so will need to be able to access the platform we chose (based on attendance); the sessions also will be recorded and shared online afterward, and may be livestreamed as well. 

Register in advance for this event. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.