On Monday, May 9 there will be a special event at the 8th SF MusicTech Summit in San Francisco. I will be participating in SF MusicTech’s first-ever panel discussion on digital sheet music and music notation. The conference producers, Brian and Shoshana Zisk, have assembled an extraordinary group. My co-panelists are:
- Joe Berkovitz, Noteflight LLC, Founder and President
- Joe Burzinski, Hal Leonard Corporation, VP of Digital Enterprise Solutions
- Peter Maund, Legato Media, VP of Business Development
- Beth Sorensen, MakeMusic, Inc., VP of Engineering
Everybody on this panel has deep experience with digital sheet music, both from a technical/business perspective and as a performer. Our moderator will be conference co-producer Shoshana Zisk, another active performer. If you look at the Summit attendee list, you can spot several other leading names in digital sheet music and music notation.
I have gone to many of these summits and have found them very valuable. Ticket prices keep going up the closer you get to the show. As I write this they are still a very reasonable US $240 with our speaker guest discount. The Summit is held at the Hotel Kabuki in San Francisco’s Japantown from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm, followed by a cocktail party.
Please introduce yourself sometime during the event, whether after the panel or at the cocktail party afterwards. We should have a great discussion of what digital sheet music is, why we care, and where we think things may be going.
If you’re coming to the Summit and you enjoy the music of Gustav Mahler, consider coming a day or two early and hear me sing with the San Francisco Symphony Chorus in a performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 “Resurrection”. Performances are Saturday evening at 8:00 pm and Sunday afternoon at 2:00 pm at Davies Symphony Hall. Michael Tilson Thomas conducts; the soloists are mezzo-soprano Jill Grove and soprano Karina Gauvin.
Mahler and SF MusicTech – what could make be a better combination?