Hear soprano Angela Brown, violist Drew Forde (ThatViolaKid), conductor Keitaro Harada, mezzo soprano Magdalena Wór, soprano Sylvia McNair, and artist manager Janet Jarriel weigh in on seven challenging career issues in the performing arts with honesty and boldness.
Hear seasoned performers reveal the best advice they wish someone had given them at the start of their careers.
Hear seasoned performers discuss hard truths about making money, paying commissions, taxes, inconsistent and multiple income streams, saving, and planning.
Hear seasoned performers explain the importance of a small, trusted circle of advisors and colleagues and how to build them successfully.
Hear seasoned performers relate stories of betrayal or dropping the ball by colleagues and how they handled it.
Hear seasoned performers relate stories of redirecting themselves or staying on the course when the passion for performing seemed to fade or the career was not as busy as they wished.
Hear seasoned performers tell the bravest or scariest thing they have done so far in their careers and how it turned out.
Hear seasoned performers share what brings them the greatest joy or strength in their careers and lives.
Building your brand through images, written content, video, and imaginative programming takes thoughtful planning and execution. If you need to launch, revitalize, or reimagine your brand, I can guide you through the process and provide a sounding board for ideas and implementation. Artists, Presenters, Educators, all are welcome!
As an active artist manager, my successful and not so successful work experiences give an authentic view of the daily work in music business. My philosophy of "you are a business" permeates my workshops that offer real-world examples and interactive dialogue to give emerging performers and arts administrators practical insights on their career paths. I also partner with Angela Brown on seminars that address the balance of the artist and manager partnership.
Spending time with the next generation of arts administrators, performers, music educators, audio engineers, producers, composers, fundraisers (hopefully, some future donors), and artist managers energizes me. I always gain new perspectives from every opportunity to dialogue with student groups.