Mark DeGarmo curates this series and facilitates the audience reaction protocol for which it is known. Performing artists can apply to participate with 10-minute works-in-progress via an open call for applications here. We have run the series at The Clemente in MDD Studio 310 since 2011. We accelerated its pace from an original three Salons annually to over 20 salons in MDD-renovated Studio 517 in 2015-16. The 2015-16 Salon Performance Series ran from October 2015 to June 2016 every two weeks and included Mark DeGarmo’s 60-minute solo performance program.

In 2015-16, we presented other emerging to expert performers including: nationally touring NYC musicians Chris Riffle and Jimi Zhivago; emerging poet and performance artist Spencer Hanvik and musician Garrett Miller of Confetti Armor; operatic tenor and NYC public high school English teacher Darren Chase and pianist Michael Scales performing Chase’s original translation of Schubert’s “Winterreise”; NYC’s Mary Seidman and Dancers with Katharine Ellis and Beau Dobson; and Mark DeGarmo Dance Teaching Artists Kathryn Appleby, Kendra Mace, and Danielle Nicolosi.