Date: Thursday, December 18, 2021
Time: 6pm to 7:15pm (ET)
Please register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUqceuoqDgpHd3GPGppmVHqf9rnzAqVOKks
Broadway musicals: the economic engine, the heartbeat of Times Square, a NYC hallmark, and a career path for musicians–where did it come from, where is it going, and how do musicians hop on the ride? We’ll answer these and many more questions as we dive into one of America’s most treasured homegrown art forms.
About Chris Reza
Having performed in more than 50 musicals, Broadway musician Chris Reza actively wields over a dozen woodwinds in pits across the city. Chairholder of the 5-time Tony Award-winning musical Fun Home, Chris can be heard most recently on the cast album of the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical A Strange Loop. Fighting for musicians’ rights, Chris served on the last two Broadway contract negotiations, served as Vice-Chair of the Broadway Theatre Committee, and founded the Electronic Music Committee at Local 802 AFM, the Associated Musicians of Greater New York. He recently began employment at Local 802 and now serves members as their Manager of Operations. On top of that, he’s also a member of MFM.
Chris Reza guest appearance in the MFM podcast EP 22 here: https://mfmspeaksout.simplecast.com/episodes/ep-22-chris-reza-on-activism-in-the-broadway-music-scene
About MFM (https://www.MusiciansForMusicians.org)
MFM seeks to bring together musicians from all disciplines, styles, traditions and localities in the cause of their mutual self-betterment. Whether through education, networking or political action, MFM’s ultimate goal is to elevate the work of all musicians to the level of a true profession, one which is recognized and appropriately rewarded by the society in which they live and work. MFM additionally advocates for the creation and maintenance of a fair and sustainable musical ecosystem, one in which participants share equitably in all forms of revenue generated by their work product, whether composed, recorded, or performed live. In the final analysis, we seek to promote all conditions which benefit the musicians’ community and the music created by it, while opposing all those which do them harm.”