Stephen P. Brown and friends discuss the many facets of succeeding as a classical musician.
Ep.70 Inflicting Music with Politics and Religion
Listen to this short excerpt from one of my recent messages in the Dunedin Music Society's "Weekend Preludes," a new program that keeps communities connected to live music and other fans of music during isolation.
Ep.69 Jeff Nytch - Combining Passions
+ Not being an economist
+ A passion for geology
+ Composing music based on a passion
+ Communicating emotions throughout the world
Jeffrey Nytch enjoys a diverse career as a composer, educator, performer, and consultant. He is an Associate Professor at The University of Colorado-Boulder, where he has served as Director of the Entrepreneurship Center for Music since 2009, and continues to maintain an active composition career with performances at leading venues throughout the U.S. Nytch is in wide demand as a speaker and scholar, having delivered papers at numerous national and international meetings of artists and entrepreneurs, and is a frequent guest clinician at schools and conservatories nationwide. His book, The Entrepreneurial Muse: Inspiring Your Career in Classical Music was released by Oxford University Press in 2018.
Ep.68 Anjoli Ferrara-Clayton - Failure is just the curtain
* Identity lock down
* Metamorphosis for introverts
* Music therapy is like a healing ointment
* Be aware of the why
* Failure is like a commercial before the main event
* "The Perfect Wrong Note (https://www.amazon.com/Perfect-Wrong-Note-Learning-Musical/dp/1574671456)" by William Westney
From an early age, Anjoli took up the violin due to her love of listening to Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker.'' Anjoli’s passion for music and the arts led her to be accepted at the prestigious Meadowmount School of Music and study at Shenandoah Conservatory. Throughout her career, she has performed at venues such as: Sandler Center for The Performing Arts, The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and The Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Most recently in 2020, she participated in the largest online virtual orchestral recording of Mozart's Magic Flute Overture with L.O.V.E. Project 2020. She currently plays First Violin with Symphonicity and has a leadership position on their Board of Directors and Education/Outreach Committee. In addition to music, she has an affinity for music business, law, and hypnosis. She is furthering her education by studying Music Business at Berklee College of Music and with her husband who has his own Hypnotherapy Practice in Virginia Beach, VA.
Ep.67 Laura Thorne - We're all role models
* Pen pals and friends from 6th Grade orchestra
* Struggles with an external identity
* Photography as a passion
* Music is the fabric of our souls
* Getting exposed to music through family
* Getting through a conversation with the vet
* Lyrics or no lyrics?
* Hate your job? Quit!
Laura Thorne is the go-to for taking action to achieve Vision. She is a big-picture person with abundant technical ability. She has 25 years of experience in management, executive leadership, creating programs, and helping others navigate goals and achieve more.
With a background in science, arts, and business performance, Laura helps business owners and future leaders implement strategies to break free of the status quo and get beyond expectations by focusing on implementation of logic, systems, and processes.
It is Laura’s mission to cultivate and promote Role Model Leaders. She uses The Role Model Way™, a framework and philosophy, to deliver highly actionable consulting, facilitation, workshops, and leadership development programs for those who want to make positive impacts in their communities.
Ep.66 Mari Hashimoto - Life as a Mugician
* Too much time in the mud
* Definition of "identity" has changed
* Words are too limiting
* "You are my sunshine"
* Why you should do what scares you
* The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
“Music should always be an adventure.” -Coleman Hawkins
Mari Hashimoto is a violinist and violist extraordinaire based in Western North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina who lives by C. Hawkins’ famous words. She holds a Master of Music in violin performance and is always seeking adventure in her career through travelling. She has travelled along the American East Coast breathing new life into Classical Music at several venues. She has also performed internationally, her most notable contribution was in the Festwoche Klassischer Musik in Oppenau, Germany.
Though Mari mostly performs Classical Music, she continuously pushes her musical bounds by exploring additional instruments and styles into fun, adventurous avenues such as city busking and videos. She is also generous with her knowledge; often devoting her time to teach children how to harness their musical prowess.
Ep.65 Jason Heath - Relax! Just an FBI raid...
* Going to see music
* Physiological changes through music
* "1/10th of 1% of what I studied"
* Pursue what you find fascinating
* Take what you do seriously, not yourself
* Working on a project the FBI took away
Jason Heath is the Double Bass Product Manager for Eastman Strings. He also serves on the advisory board of Be Part of the Music, and he is internationally active as a clinician and consultant. Jason is a former of the Board of Directors for the International Society of Bassists and past president of the Illinois chapter of the American String Teachers Association and past orchestra representative for District VII of the Illinois Music Educators Association.
Jason is a past faculty member at DePaul University and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. His former students hold positions in the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Baltimore Symphony, and Philharmonie Sudwestfalen.
I listened to episode 19 and there are many wonderful gold nuggets! Bravo team!