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December, 22, 2023
11:45 AM - 12:15 PM




Brenna Horn-Cronin

Brenna Horn-Cronin

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Alec Harris

Alec Harris

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S.H.O.P. Talk - How to Stream Concerts and Performances the Right Way: Copyright Guidance from School Music License!

Clinic Synopsis:

You've worked hard to build a successful band and orchestra program at your school, but how do you showcase it for the world to see? With copyright licensing help from the team at School Music License, this clinic will teach you how to avoid copyright claims, stop videos from being muted on social media, and make the process of securing copyright permissions easy! Join Alec Harris, President, and Brenna C. Horn-Cronin, Executive General Manager, for a presentation and live Q&A session.

Brenna Horn-Cronin - Biographical Information

Brenna C. Horn-Cronin serves as Executive General Manager of School Music License. Previously, she served in the role of General Manager for ONE LICENSE, both divisions of GIA Publications, Inc. Combining her passions for music, administration, social justice, and hospitality, she leads School Music License and engages thousands of school arts and sports programs as their resource for online music licensing and permissions. She lives in Chicago, Illinois and is a proud alumna of Northwestern University (MSLCE, Summa Cum Laude) and Western Michigan University (BA).

Alec Harris - Biographical Information

Alec Harris is President of GIA Publications, Inc., a leading publisher of liturgical music, hymnals, recordings, and music education resources with more than 10,000 titles in print and a full-time staff of 80 employees. Alec joined GIA in 1987 after receiving a BA with honors in Anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania and working for two years as a newspaper reporter and editor in the Washington, DC area. Alec is the fourth generation in his family in the music business. His great-grandfather opened and managed the Carl Fischer retail music store in downtown Chicago in the 1890s. His father, Ed (now retired) acquired GIA in 1966. Since joining GIA, Alec has devoted his attention to bringing technological innovation to music publishing, establishing School Music License LLC, One License LLC, and building a visionary editorial team. His company acquired Walton Music in 2013, WLP Publications and Meredith Music in 2020. Alec serves on the board of the Servant Leadership Association for Music, the Church Music Publishers Association Action Fund, and completed a four-year term as industry representative to the American Choral Directors Association. He also works to find creative solutions to the scourge of gun violence in Chicago and is co-Treasurer of the North American Board of the Union for Reform Judaism. Alec lives in Oak Park, Illinois, with his wife and two children.