Traditional sappy Thanksgiving post

This holiday is about important things. While its meaning is too often expressed with the same old words, those words themselves mean a lot. So in a year that has been fraught with additional challenges for performers and companies and support organizations and everybody else in the arts, here’s a little happyrant about the things … Read more

Music and results

Where does your approach to music lie? What kind of results do you expect from performance to performance? What kind of perfection are you expecting out of every recording? One of our favorite bloggers, Seth godin, speaks to two vantage points briefly and eloquently. Here’s Seth’s post: One difference between science and art | Seth’s … Read more

Finding your artistic match, even at a distance

We’ve talked about using a sort of “buddy system” before, and some our coaching clients have had discussions about “work clusters” and the power of reciprocity: Working with others, in any artistic climate, can mean an extraordinary difference to not only your output, but to your outlook.  The fact is, working with colleagues in a … Read more

Things to do while you’re stuck at home

For those who suddenly find themselves with time on their hands because rehearsals and performances have been canceled, cabin fever is a danger almost as scary as the coronavirus. Here are a few things that might help you make the most of this time “off”:

Groupmuse: One artist’s experience

As a platform that helps ensembles create home concert experiences for a broader audience, Groupmuse has had our attention for awhile. One of our longtime Listers, soprano and SAG-AFTRA member Harriet Fraser, tells of her experience last year with the groupmuse model. Learn more on their website: groupmuse.com Love at first sight A composer friend … Read more

The inquisitive part

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A few weeks ago, I had the sheer pleasure of being part of the first Hildegards Symposium at the Colburn School. The Hildegards is a new networking group for women in classical music, based here in SoCal and supported by organizations that include LA Opera, LA Phil, and many others. As a member of the … Read more

What does creativity feel like?

Everyone has their own perception of being creative. For some, it’s like a lightning strike, out of the blue, and beyond your control. For others, it’s a mood that you can jump into, following where it leads. It may be a conscious act, opening up your mind so that it can take an idea or … Read more

Register now for next Friday’s arts conference in the IE

October 4 — The Art of Women This unusual arts conference is FREE, and takes place in the Inland Empire next week. Even lunch is included! With a masterclass led by the wonderful Suzanna Guzmán, panel discussions and a variety of workshops during the day, this is a valuable opportunity to examine your own marketing, … Read more

The P word

We talk about passion quite a bit in the arts. (Yeah, you probably noticed at some point.) Are you actually following yours, at least some of the time? Hope so. Let’s test it. Try at least one of these (mostly quick) exercises to see where your heart is at: What was your favorite thing to … Read more

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