Michael Kollwitz

Introduction to the Chapman Stick

Join us Saturday, 12/5/2020, at 7pm EST as member Michael Kollwitz presents a webinar on the Chapman Stick. Introduction to the Chapman StickSat, Dec 5, 2020 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM (EST)Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/587789677You can also dial in using your phone.United States: +1 (224) 501-3412Access Code: 587-789-677New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts: https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/587789677 Michael Kollwitz will give us an overview of the history of the Emmett Chapman and his involvement with the Chapman Stick over the last forty years. Michael will demonstrate how it works and what sets it apart from other stringed instruments.… Read More

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Music In The Skies: What Pilots Can Learn From Musicians

Join us on Friday, November 27, 2020 at 4pm PST via ZOOM Weren’t able to attend! Watch the recorded webinar here: passcode Si*B2HZd. Jay.Mason@csulb.edu is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.Topic: Music in the Skies FMA PresentationTime: Nov 27, 2020 03:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)Join Zoom Meeting About Jay Mason 2nd generation GA pilot; Dad earned his Private Pilot’s License in 1964, and his Instrument Rating in 2000 (Jay was his CFII), and accumulated over 500 hours TT Jay earned Private Pilot in 1988, CFI in 1993.  He holds an ATP multi engine and Commercial Single Engine, Flight Instructor for Airplanes, Single and Multi Engine Land, and… Read More

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Greg Knowles

The Realities of Copyrights and Publishing for the Musician and the Composer

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 6:30 pm EDT Click here to view ZOOM credentials. or email Greg. If you are a songwriter or composer, you need to copyright your work, and you need to be aware of all the music publishing concepts so you can collect money for your work.  But… if you’re a musician who performs or records works by other songwriters and composers, you need to know this information as well.  This seminar covers the ins and outs of copyrights.. when you need them, how to get them, how long do they last, and when you don’t actually need them (fair use).  Just as important.. you need to… Read More

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World Heli Day at KSWF

World Helicopter Day 2020 Recap

World Helicopter Day is literally, held all around the world in August, celebrating helicopter flight.  The New York area WHD is held at Independent Helicopters at Stewart International Airport.  This was a double celebration because Independent Helicopters owner and chief pilot, Heather Howley, was celebrating moving into a new building / hangar / flight school.  Helicopter and airplane CFII Greg Knowles gave an FAA Wings program on Pinch Hitter for helicopter passengers.  After a post by Greg on Facebook, it was suggested that Flying Musicians Association should provide music for the event.  FMA musicians came out for the event, which featured Ross Pilot on guitar / vocals, Roger Astudillo on… Read More

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