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A conversation-based podcast giving voice to the unspoken baggage of pursuing a career in the arts. Our mission is to revolutionize the field of creativity by promoting collaboration over competition. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/creative-baggage/support

Creative Baggage Creative Baggage

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    • 4.8 • 26 Ratings

A conversation-based podcast giving voice to the unspoken baggage of pursuing a career in the arts. Our mission is to revolutionize the field of creativity by promoting collaboration over competition. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/creative-baggage/support

    No. 75: Leaving the Traditional Path (ft. Heidi Kay Begay)

    No. 75: Leaving the Traditional Path (ft. Heidi Kay Begay)

    We're joined by special guest Dr. Heidi Kay Begay for a discussion about pivoting to a non-traditional path, running multiple music businesses, and more!

    Dr. Heidi Kay Begay is a self-employed flutist, educator, podcaster, and non-profit organizer. Heidi is the creator and host of the Flute 360 podcast, which delivers educational content (to the modern-day flutist) through various platforms. Since 2018, the podcast has produced over 220 episodes, received over 100,000 downloads from 70 countries, and has obtained numerous corporate sponsorships. Heidi’s mission is to help musicians reach new heights so they can feel empowered, confident, and have a life they love on and off the stage! Please visit https://heidikaybegay.com for more information!

    Serena and Heidi have been working together on planning the Ultimate Music Business Summit, a 3-day virtual summit with 30+ presentations, networking events, and more! Join from anywhere January 5-7, 2023.

    Get your tickets for UMBS: https://serenahuang.krtra.com/t/GjfFkQ0pq3dT




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    No. 74: Opportunities Beget More Opportunities

    No. 74: Opportunities Beget More Opportunities

    Welcome to a new era of Creative Baggage! Serena, Justin and Deivy sit down ahead of the release of their database, 'For the Lost Creative', to reflect on their own experiences and opportunities that have led them all to where they are today. We talk about the windiness of pursing a creative career, and how almost nothing has been a straight line for us.

    The launch of FOR THE LOST CREATIVE. is here! Our comprehensive, curated database of free opportunities to explore in your creative career launches today, September 3rd

    Keep up to date with the rollout of out database through our Instagram (@creative.baggage) and newsletter (sign up at www.creativebaggagepodcast.com)


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    BONUS: For the Lost Creative

    BONUS: For the Lost Creative

    Listen to our presentation at the Bach 2 the Future Conference in MUPA Budapest, where they pitched Creative Baggage's project "for the lost creative," a database of scholarships, grants, internships, jobs, and other opportunities to help creatives find the next steps in their career. We are beyond grateful to have received a grant from enCORE Classical & Jeunesse Musicale International (JMI) to make the project come to life.

    Search for Opportunities Now: www.forthelostcreative.com

     


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    No. 73: End of an Era

    No. 73: End of an Era

    Everything is changing once again! Justin and Serena discuss their time in Budapest, and Bailey announces her departure from the Creative Baggage team. We reminisce on the very beginnings of CB and look ahead to an unknown but exciting future!

    What's next? Development of our database of opportunities FOR THE LOST CREATIVE. is in full swing! Stay tuned for the launch of our comprehensive, curated database of free opportunities to explore in your creative career.

    Read Bailey's Goodbye Letter on our Instagram (@creative.baggage) and newsletter (sign up at www.creativebaggagepodcast.com)


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    No. 72: Nourishing Your Inner Child (ft. Chioma Ossai)

    No. 72: Nourishing Your Inner Child (ft. Chioma Ossai)

    Writer and musician Chioma Ossai shares her thoughts on self-love and self-care, which is a profound theme in her poetry. We agree that getting to know ourselves and nurturing our inner child can unlock a sense of creative freedom that we've hidden away over time. We also discuss the impact of social media (both positive & negative) on artists and the arts industry.

    Chioma Ossai is the author of "A Journey to Self-Love," which explores concepts of softness, vulnerability, and sensuality. Her poetry is often centered around themes of identity, healing, and authenticity, that challenges what it means to know and love oneself. She was born and raised in New Jersey and is currently based in Berlin, Germany. Her mission is to simply tell inviting stories through poetry, music, and blogging with the hope to evolve, share, and inspire others to write stories of their own. She also received her Bachelor of Music at Montclair State University in Music Education, and is a classically trained pianist.

    Chioma's Website: https://www.chiomaossai.com

    A Journey to Self Love: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09SX4QNBR/ref=sr_1_1?crid=9EDLGZE0UIUL&keywords=chioma+ossai&qid=1645309152&sprefix=chioma+ossai%2Caps%2C335&sr=8-1


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    No. 71: From International Soloist to DMA Student (ft. Stephen Clark)

    No. 71: From International Soloist to DMA Student (ft. Stephen Clark)

    In this episode, we chat with flutist Stephen Clark about his journey from orchestral musician, to soloist, to DMA student at the University of Alabama. He shares his insights on the differences between conducting yourself as a student vs. professional, as well as the differences between academia / the music industries of the UK and the US. We thoroughly enjoyed his stories and musings on his unconventional path!

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    Recipient of the 2016 Sir James Galway Rising Star Award and 1st Prize winner of the 2018 IMKA Music Competition and the 2018 Alexander & Buono International Flute Competition, Stephen Clark gives more than 150 performances each year across all 7 continents and made his New York recital debut at Carnegie Hall in 2018. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, he studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Royal Northern College of Music and in Switzerland and America with Sir James Galway.

    Regularly invited to perform at flute festivals, he has given solo recitals at both the Conventions of the British Flute Society and the National Flute Association of America and the Sir James Galway Flute Festival in Switzerland. Solo engagements have taken him to over 120 countries including the United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, Turkey, Israel, Finland, Canada, Latvia, Estonia, Russia, Croatia, Thailand, Germany, Netherlands, Argentina, Mexico, Chile, Egypt, China, Libya, Malta, Poland, Lithuania, Japan, Australia, Belgium, France, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Oman, Jordan, New Zealand, South Africa, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Seychelles, Maldives, Malaysia, Brazil, Norway, Iceland, Korea, Peru, Vietnam, Greece, Slovenia and the U.S.A. He has also performed as solo flute player alongside several popular music artists including Annie Lennox, Andrea Bocelli and pop band McFly.

    Stephen has recorded for Classic FM, Amadeus, Linn Records and for the Naxos label and broadcast live on Northern Ireland’s 7FM and BBC Radio 3. He has released 2 solo albums on the Voyage Record Label. In 2015, Stephen was accepted into the Recording Academy of America and is now a voting member in the Grammys. Stephen has appeared on screen as the flute player in both the BBC's period drama series "Desperate Romantics" and ITV's feature film "Miss Marple - The Secret of Chimneys". He is author of “The Flute Gym” - a manual for advanced flute players.

    Stephen is a Yamaha Artist and plays a 14k gold handmade Yamaha flute.


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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

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My favorite podcast!

Serena and Bailey are consistently insightful and discuss meaningful and important topics through the lens of artists. Definitely worth a liste!

plzVote ,

We needed this!!

These two give the generous gift in each episode of the honest truth from their experience. They tell it like it is, bring on great guests and get to the core of each topic. Thank you both!!

Tdixon508 ,

Very powerful podcast!

This podcast is awesome! Turning obstacles to opportunity was an absolute pleasure to listen to. Thank you ladies for bringing your authenticity to the table. Keep up the great work 👌🏾

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