1-1 Mentor Sessions

SEA is excited to launch a new platform where you can access many of the SEA presenters that you were able to meet with 1-1 at our in-person conference now virtually, all year long! Below are just some of the mentors available. To see all of our mentors as well as available mentoring slots and areas of expertise click HERE.

General Mentor Area: Music

Specialties: Booking live music during a pandemic, How to jump start playing live shows, Venue/artist relationships.

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Sean Flanigan / Colorado Mesa

General Mentor Areas:

Music, Theater, Business Support 

and Arts Entrepreneurship

Specialties: Entrepreneurship, Self-promotion and Networking, Virtual Business Organization, Non-profit Administration, Professional Performance

Director of Music Entrepreneurship Studies, Colorado Mesa University

Singer/Songwriter, Entrepreneur, Blogger, Author, and Personal Development Coach

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Jonelle Carter

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Amen Jafri

Documentary Filmmaker

and Personal Branding Consultant

General Mentor Area: Media Arts

Specialties: Career strategy, resume, film feedback and review

Paul Kassel

Dean for the College of Visual & Performing Arts

Northern Illinois University

General Mentor Area: Theater and Business Support

Specialties: Audition Prep for actors (all genre--film, tv, musical theatre, legit, commercial, etc), Business planning for all artists.

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Denise Laurin

Artist, Educator, and Art Historian

Living Creatively, Founder

General Mentor Area: Visual Arts

Specialties: Portfolio development, writing artist statements and bios, website development

Daniel Levy

Composer and Working Musician

General Mentor Area: Music, Teaching Artist or any arts-in-education work

Specialties: Career planning, bidding jobs, curriculum writing, program design

General Mentor Area: Visual Arts

Specialties: Getting Started, Working with Clients, Freelance / Independent Contracting, Storytelling

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John McDavitt

Designer, Illustrator, Sculptor, Muralist, Educator, and Speaker

Rodney Page

Musician & Motivational Speaker

General Mentor Area: Visual Arts

Specialties: Marketing, Violin, Djaying

General Mentor Area: Music

Specialties: Music Business, Performance Anxiety, Email marketing, Building Your Own Show

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General Mentor Area: Visual Arts / Media Arts

Specialties: Portfolio Development, Resume Reviews, Graphic Design Tips, Marketing & Branding

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Dr. Greta Pope

Singer & Entertainer

Catherine Ross

Art Director & Graphic Designer

Steve Rogers

Media & Content Creation

General Mentor Area: Digital & Media Arts 

Specialties: Video production, YouTube monetization, Blogging, and Sponsorship

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General Mentor Area: Visual & Media Arts - Photography

Specialties: Portfolio Development, Resume Reviews, Working with Clients, Commercial Photography

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Jeffrey Ross

Commercial Photographer

General Mentor Area: Theater

Specialties: Audition Prep for Actors, TV/Film Auditions, Theatre Auditions, Headshot/Resume Work for Actors

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Phil Tyler
Actor | Professional Stuntman & Coordinator

General Mentor Area: Theater / Media Arts

Specialties: Audition Prep(self-tapes), Acting Career advice, theater, Film/Tv production jobs(How to get started), How to maintain work in film/tv production.

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Carin Silkaitis

Chair, Theatre Department

Columbia College Chicago

General Mentor Area: Business Support

Specialties: Professional Speaking,Networking, Marketing, Maximizing Revenue

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General Mentor Area: Visual Arts / Business Support

Specialties: Business planning, Marketing and Branding, Writing (artist statements, marketing text, etc.), Pricing, Website design

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Mike Veny

Daniel Sroka

Mental Health Speaker
Fine Artist

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