Ep 72-Arthur Breur on Websites & Online Presence

Composer, Entrepreneur, Web Designer

Ep 72-Arthur Breur on Websites & Online Presence

Arthur Breur is a composer & business owner in Portland, Oregon. He has been composing for more than three decades & received his degree in piano performance from Millikin University. He started his web design & development company in 2001 in Tampa, Florida, & has helped hundreds of customers plan, build, & maintain their online…
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Ep 71-Patricia Leonard on Fundraising 101

Composer

Ep 71-Patricia Leonard on Fundraising 101

A native of Boston, Patricia Leonard’s early musical training began with piano studies. She received a degree in Composition from The Boston Conservatory of Music. Principal composition teachers include Larry Thomas Bell and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Del Tredici. Ms. Leonard is the recipient of the 2015 Opera America Prize for her latest work MY…
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Ep 70-Sean Perrin on Adding Value as a Living Composer

Clarinetist, Entrepreneur, Podcaster

Ep 70-Sean Perrin on Adding Value as a Living Composer

Sean is an active teacher and performer on both clarinet and percussion, is the host of the clarineat.com podcast, and is the founder of Rubbato Music, Inc. He has played with numerous local ensembles, including the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Red Deer Symphony, and Bow Valley Chorus, and has appeared on stage with pop acts including…
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Ep 69-Victoria Bond on Essential Business for Composers

Composer and Conductor

Ep 69 Victoria Bond on How Essential Business is for Composers

A major force in 21st century concert music, Victoria Bond leads a dual career as composer and conductor. Her compositions have been praised by the New York Times as “powerful, stylistically varied and technically demanding,” and her conducting has been called “impassioned” by the Wall Street Journal and “full of energy and fervor” by the…
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How To Find People That Will Listen To Your Music

Guest blog post

How To Find People That Will Listen To Your Music

A guest blog post by William Tate. William was featured in Ep 54 of the Composer on Fire podcast. This post was originally posted on the How To Be A Music Success blog. Do you ever get this strange feeling that someone is watching you? Maybe I’m crazy (don’t answer that), but I do. I…
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Ep 68-Whitney George on Why You Need Your Own Ensemble

Composer

Ep 68 Whitney George on Why You Need Your Own Ensemble

Whitney George is a composer and conductor who specializes in the use of mixed media to blur the distinctions between concert performance, installation art, and theater. Utilizing a wide variety of material including literary texts, silent film, stock footage, and visual arts, George’s compositions are characterized by an immersive theatricality that thrives on collaboration in…
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Ep 67-Michael J. Evans on Being Relevant and Socially Active

Composer

Ep 67 Michael J. Evans on Being Relevant and Socially Active

Michael J. Evans is an American composer based in Washington, D.C. He has recorded with the wonderful pianist Karolin Rojahn, as well as the Kiev Philharmonic, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, and the Moravian Philharmonic. He recently recorded his anti-concerto for Bassoon with the winner of the 66th Prague Spring International Music Competition, Jan Hudeček. His…
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Ep 66-Seth Godin on Creating Value Through Connections

Author and Marketing Expert

Ep 66-Seth Godin on Creating Value Through Connections

Seth Godin is the author of 18 books that have been bestsellers around the world and have been translated into more than 35 languages. He writes about the post-industrial revolution, the way ideas spread, marketing, quitting, leadership and most of all, changing everything. In addition to his writing and speaking, Seth founded both Yoyodyne and…
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Ep 65-Dan Hulsman from Video Game Music Academy

Music Teacher, Marketer, Creator of VideoGameMusicAcademy.com

Ep 65-Dan Hulsman from Video Game Music Academy

Dan Hulsman is a music teacher, marketer, and creator of VideoGameMusicAcademy.com – a website dedicated to helping new and aspiring game music composers with their craft and career. Dan has worked in sales and marketing in Boston for 6 years, and has acted as a consultant for over 300 companies to help them build online…
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How To Get Your First Commission

Guest blog post

How To Get Your First Commission

A guest blog post by Dale Trumbore. Dale was featured in Ep 38 of the Composer on Fire podcast. This post was orginally posted on the MusicSpoke blog. I used to be utterly perplexed by how to go about getting a commission. Other composers got commissions. I wanted commissions. How on earth did people get…
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