Getting Started Blogging: Breaking the Blogging Barrier

Guest blog post

Getting Started Blogging: Breaking the Blogging Barrier

A guest blog post by Arthur Breur. Arthur was featured in Ep 72 of the Composer on Fire podcast. This is part two of a three part series. You can read part one here. Getting Started: Breaking the Blogging Barrier Many people feel intimidated by the idea of writing a single blog post, much less…
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Ep 76-Marie Incontrera on Anything is Possible

Composer, Band Leader

Ep 76-Marie Incontrera on Anything is Possible

Marie Incontrera is a composer, conductor, pianist, and bandleader whose multi-genre work spans opera, big band, heavy metal, post-modern orchestra, and chamber music. As a composer, Marie’s work has been hailed as “deftly woven jazz and gospel elements” and “beguiling” (NY Times). Marie is the bandleader of the Eco-Music Big Band, a multigenerational and unique big band…
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Professional Benefits of Blogging

Guest blog post

Professional Benefits of Blogging

A guest blog post by Arthur Breur. Arthur was featured in Ep 72 of the Composer on Fire podcast. This is part one of a three part series. You can read part two here. The Professional Benefits of Blogging I recently was interviewed by Garrett Hope on the Composer on Fire Podcast about what is important…
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Ep 75-Jonathan Sheffer on Providing Meaningful Experiences

Composer

Ep 75-Jonathan Sheffer on Providing Meaningful Experiences

Composer/conductor Jonathan Sheffer’s career covers classical, opera, dance, and film and television. His compositions includes works for orchestra, solo piano, concertos, two musicals, the opera, Blood On The Dining Room Floor, and scores for television, Hollywood, indie and documentary films. He founded the Eos Orchestra in New York, Red {an orchestra} in Cleveland, and conducted…
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Ep 74-Julia Torgovitskaya & Jennifer Rosenfeld on Awakening Your Business Brain

Entrepreneurs, Coaches, Artist Managers

Ep 74-Julia Torgovitskaya & Jennifer Rosenfeld on Awakening Your Business Brain

Julia Torgovitskaya, President of iCadenza & CEO of Cadenza Artists Management, is a trained opera singer who relates first-hand to the ever-changing challenges facing performing artists. She has extensive consulting experience, and her writings have been published in international publications. Having earned a Master of Science in Executive Leadership from the University of San Diego,…
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Ep 73-Garth Sunderland on Producing Concerts

Composer, Concert Producer, Music Director

Ep 73-Garth Sunderland on Producing Concerts

Garth Edwin Sunderland is director of the Lost Dog New Music Ensemble in New York City, and producer of the Nørgård in New York Festival. A composer and interdisciplinary artist, his work encompasses the fields of music, dance, and theater. He also serves as Vice President of Project Development for the Leonard Bernstein Office, in…
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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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