NYIOP Online Masterclasses are simply following the way information is being passed in today’s business world – it is like a masterclass with an established professional – but it happens over the internet on your computer.
THERE IS ONLY ONE MARKET TODAY…THE WORLD
When NYIOP began in 2003, we spent a great deal of time teaching artists and managers the differences between the different markets in Europe and the United States. How Germany differed from Italy and France from Russia etc etc. This was before YouTube and before NYIOP connected the opera casting world in a way that simply didn’t exist to that point.
Now there is only one marketplace for an artist to target – the entire world! What you do today in New York City will be known about tonight in Moscow and tomorrow in Japan. Casting Directors talk constantly to one another at performances and via the telephone. Co-productions are being arranged every seasons between theaters that are on opposite sides of the planet, yet the production is built as if it is in one theater.
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION…AND TIME
The main piece missing for today’s artists and managers is INFORMATION. Every artist coaches weekly with different coaches and teachers to get more INFORMATION on how to better market themselves for work. Every agency devotes countless man-hours to gather the INFORMATION that makes their business survive – who is casting what, when will they be hearing people, who is emerging as a new talent to follow, how is that artist developing over the seasons etc etc etc.
The problem with all of the information need is LOCATION and LACK OF TIME to gather the information truly needed. The information is spread out all over the world – but the people needing it are spread out all over the world too. How to put these two pieces together? How to connect the artists and agencies with the people who KNOW what they need and save both TIME and MONEY?
THAT WORLD WIDE WEB
Enter the NYIOP Online Masterclasses. It is possible for us to offer our Online Masterclass attendees direct interaction with industry professionals and specialists from all over the world at one time, in one place – even when each participant is sitting in a different country. For example, it is possible to hold a discussion on casting trends and have a casting professional from the West Coast of the USA, an Intendant of a German theater, a Casting Director from Australia and three agents from Russia, New York and Chile all discussing this together at the same time – and NYIOP is bringing access to this to YOU via our Online Masterclasses.
You can simply listen to what is being discussed or take part in open discussions. You can submit questions to be covered in discussion and even propose possible Online Masterclass topics for the future. All of this is being built for YOU – to get you the INFORMATION you need to move forward.
It is an ONLINE MASTERCLASS!
With the difficulties and cost of air travel as well as the time drain it takes to go place to place for meetings, businesses are holding more and more Webinar meetings all over the world. It is a very convenient way to get a personal “live” touch with true interaction between the participants at a fraction of the costs.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
It is a very simple process. Once you have registered online to attend the Online Masterclass you will receive an email with a link to the Sign-In page. At the scheduled date and time you simply click this link and it will take you directly into the “room”. You will receive reminder notifications one day before and one hour before just so you don’t forget to join.
During the Online Masterclass you can send questions or chat with the presenters and hosts, you can “raise your hand” to be addressed, during a period of free comments it is even possible for the host to let you address everyone attending the Online Masterclass. It is like having an international town hall meeting from the privacy of your home and your computer.
IS MY PRIVACY RESPECTED?
The only people who will know you have joined are the Hosts and Presenters of the Online Masterclass – you are NOT visible to everyone taking part and your privacy is secured. You can choose to share your webcam image or not, as you wish. It is even possible to take part in the discussion via telephone on a call in number if you are not near a computer.
DO I HAVE TO INSTALL SOFTWARE ON MY COMPUTER?
You do NOT have to install any extra software, you do NOT have to show your images and you do NOT have to be heard by everyone in the “room”. Once the Online Masterclass is over, you close the page and none of your personal information is saved.
CAN I ATTEND ON MY IPAD OR ANDROID TABLET?
YES! It is also possible to take part via iPad or Android tablet – but you will need to install the free app before trying to sign on. You simply click the received link and everything opens in the app.