This podcast explores the day-to-day issues musicians face. We'll talk about everything from the business of music (auditions, money management, copyrights, education) to the personal (physical and emotional health, family dynamics, and burnout). With entertaining guests, this podcast is for professional, amateur, and future musicians alike! Come join the conversation!
How Candy Helped Me Graduate
In this first installment of the "Student Sectional" Series, Christine explores different types of motivation, and how they relate to a musician's world. What happens when a musician loses their motivation? Is it time to quit? Or can the magic be found again?
What Your Accompanist Wants You To Know - A Conversation with Collaborative Pianist Jayne Galloway
Musicians vs the World returns with a Valentine's Day love letter to the unsung heroes of music: accompanists! In this episode Christine speaks with the president of the Collaborative Pianists Guild of Utah, Jayne Galloway, about the art and craft of accompanying. As the music world prepares for in-person concerts to start up again, let's take a few minutes to learn from Jayne's expertise on building strong collaborative work relationships and creating effective performances. She also shares useful tips for pianists that may be interested in a career in collaborative piano. Enjoy!
Composing - Work Hard to Make it Look Easy, with Bradley Ellingboe
For many musicians, the act of composing their own original music is the ultimate expression of creativity and connection to music and other people. In these uncertain times, many have turned to composing as an emotional outlet. But how does a musician take that creativity and turn it into a living? In this episode, Christine speaks with award-winning composer, Bradley Ellingboe. Together they discuss the "ins" and "outs" of composing new music and getting that new music performed. From the very first spark of inspiration to dealing with unexpected performances, Brad shares stories and expert advice drawn from over 40 years of professional composing experience. Enjoy!
Amber Brooke - Seizing Opportunity Through Life's Changes
In today's world, the only constant is change! In this episode, Christine speaks with the wonderful coloratura soprano, Amber Brooke. They discuss Amber's inspiring life story, and how she seized every unexpected opportunity to live her life to the fullest and to share her music with audiences around the world. We hope you enjoy this uplifting and inspiring interview!
COVID-19 vs Musicians: Paycheck Protection Program!!
IMPORTANT!!! The US government has made money available to citizens who are self-employed, sole proprietors, or contract workers, along with small business owners! This money can help many musicians who are struggling financially due to the COVID-19 shut downs. In this episode, Christine goes over some of the basic information to get you started on your way for financial help during this difficult time.
Music and Human Connection with Grant Gershon
In this episode, Christine has a conversation with the wonderful Grant Gershon, Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Master Chorale. Together they discuss the human aspect of music making, and how music can connect people from all different aspects of life in powerful ways. Grant shares his expertise on how, as musicians, we can garner that sense of connectedness through our performance, and how we can look forward towards the future of music and performance. As an added bonus, Grant shares some valuable advice for musicians wanting to make a career out of music.
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A Wonderful Podcast for Musicians and Music Lovers!
Christine is an incredibly talented musician with a true passion for the art and life of it! Her knowledge and insights lead to compelling conversations with her guest speakers and interesting topics about musicians in the world today. She’s off to a wonderful start with this unique podcast and I can’t wait to see what else she has in store!
AT LAST. A TRULY GENUINE AND AMAZING MUSIC PODCAST
This podcast exceeds expectations. The lovely piano music in the background really brings out the speakers dulcet voice. This isn’t just a sweet rant about the beauty of music. Instead it meshes real-life application/tips with quietly passionate descriptions of what makes music truly great. I can’t wait to see this podcast blossom, it’s off to an excellent start.