Wednesday, August 12, 2020 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
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Teresa Araco Rodgers, Executive Director 
The Presser Foundation 



August 12, 2020 11:00am - 12:30pm 


The COVID-19 pandemic forced music educating, music performing and music presenting organizations to a temporary standstill, impacting an unprecedented number of people. The Presser Foundation and American Composers Forum, Philadelphia Chapter invites colleagues to share thoughts about resilience, creativity, and programming during pandemic. The five Idea Forums take place between August 12th and  August 21st.

The August 12th session features representatives from Ars Nova Workshop and Lyric Fest.  

  • Ars Nova Workshop answered the question, how do you draw a community together and identify with a place when people are withdrawing and staying at home? Ars Nova rethought how to create a sense of place at The Woodlands by offering a mobile studio, walking tours with original music, and activities like yoga with live music.
  • Lyric Fest are Conquering Social Distance One Song at a Time through visual storytelling. To date they have made 30 videos disseminated via Constant Contact, and posted on both Facebook and YouTube with the intention of keeping a connection and great art at the center of their work.