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Maestra First Takes

Maestra First Takes is an initiative to create a pipeline for women, nonbinary people, and people of color to make music alongside the professionals in their industry. First Takes provides a platform for Maestra musicians to have a chance to perform and to be heard in a supportive and intimate environment three times a year.


Every session will have different focuses and/or themes to maximize creativity and styles of music. Selected pieces are prepared by an all-Maestra music team and performed live by Maestra instrumentalists. During each session, participants will receive constructive feedback from a seasoned Maestra Music Supervisor. The experience aims to emulate a professional reading session, better preparing early-career professionals for the workplace, while also offering a crucial opportunity for developing music projects in an industry whose makeup has been 67% male and 86% white as recently as 2021.

To learn more about First Takes and how to get involved, email [email protected].