The Performer’s CV

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I’ve written previously about the Composer’s CV, so it’s high time that I have an entry for performers as well. This post is specifically about…
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About summer festivals and workshops

Late spring semester is a stressful yet exciting time for college musicians. People are hearing about acceptances to grad schools and jobs, and people are…
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Auxiliary skills for musicians: concert and album programs

There are numerous considerations in planning concert programs, so I can’t address them all. And if you’re planning a degree recital, you may have some…
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Auxiliary skills for musicians: shooting video

Even before the pandemic, video was becoming a necessity for musicians. You need audition videos for festivals and grad school, and you need to be…
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Auxiliary skills for musicians: public speaking

Most musicians are going to have to speak in public at some point. While the most famous soloists may get away with only playing, it’s…
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Strategize your catalog

From my composition teachers, I’ve heard two schools of thought regarding a composers’ catalog. You could try to have works for certain ensembles in your…
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About Calls for Scores

You’ve likely had a composition teacher encourage you to submit your music to “Calls for Scores.” These are announcements by presenting organizations who seek repertoire…
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