“I was obliged to be industrious. Whoever is equally industrious will succeed equally well.” – J. S. Bach
As the life of a creative evolves, different skillsets are needed and the artist must adapt and keep learning. I’ve been fortunate to have opportunities for growth in many areas and here I offer additional options and subjects that may enhance our time together, customized to the needs of your students, organization, or ensemble.
Arts Management and Grant Writing Overview
I earned a certificate in Arts Management from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst Arts Extension Service. I have held executive director positions with the Raleigh Boychoir and Chamber Music Raleigh. I have also served on the City of Raleigh Arts Commission Grant Panel.
Entrepreneurship: The Self-Managed Ensemble; Building/Managing a Freelance Career and Private Studio
I was a member of the chamber music ensemble Conundrum for 10 years, performing concerts across the United States, playing at new music festivals, commissioning pieces from composers, presenting concerts in unusual spaces, and being in residence at colleges and performing arts schools. We represented the ensemble ourselves and learned a lot in the process. I have also built prosperous and well-organized private studios in 4 different cities. Let’s talk about the skills it takes to be an entrepreneur in the classical music world!
Clarinet Masterclasses and Chamber Music Coaching
I have 3 degrees in clarinet performance, an active freelance career, and a successful track record of teaching and coaching at all levels. I’d love to work with your clarinet studio and their chamber music colleagues while on campus.