October 2021 Online Meeting: Nate Huvard

Thursday, October 21, 2021, at 7:00 PM EST

Online Zoom meeting — click here to join

Making the Most of Virtual Performance: Technical Guidance for Playing Live Music Online  

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a sudden and profound shift in the way musicians perform, teach, and connect with audiences. Musicians must adapt to the new role that technology plays in their lives and careers. As a DMA student and working musician, I had to quickly adjust to this new world and familiarize myself with the techniques and concepts of virtual music performance. In this demonstration, I will share the skills I have learned over the past year regarding virtual performance and instruction for classical guitarists. Topics will include microphone choice and placement, external video and lighting, internet/broadband requirements, software, and more. 

The presentation will be followed by our Open Mic. Sign up in advance to play — see the Member Events page for details. NYCCGS Member Events are free and open to all members and first-time guests.

Nate Huvard is a guitarist and educator based in New York City. A versatile performer, he feels equally at home playing jazz, classical, early music, old-time, folk, hip-hop/R&B, new music, rock and pop. He is also regularly seen performing tenor banjo, mandolin, renaissance lute, and theorbo. Recent highlights include solo appearances at St. Paul’s on the Green and Carnegie Hall, as well as ensemble appearances with the Pittsburgh Opera and Spoleto Festival Orchestra. Nate holds music performance degrees from the University of North Carolina and the Yale School of Music, and is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Musical Arts at Stony Brook University.