Instead of creating a cookie-cutter orchestra to plug into every city, let’s create unique ensembles by bringing together all parts of our communities through programming, performance and commissions that directly tie to our areas. We will discuss and debate all aspects of entrepreneurialism in the orchestral field through case studies from the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra (ROCO) like: Beer and Brass at a brewery, Dia de Los Muertos celebration and ROCOrooters music ed/datenight.
Rose Bellini and Jim Holt are NYC-based young musicians, balancing responsibilities as performers, composers, administrators, bloggers, writers, entrepreneurs and more. In this webinar, Rose and Jim will guide the audience through a day in their life, from their day jobs, to gigs. They will explore ideas and strategies for how musicians make a living, including what they call "dirty little secrets." Finally, Rose & Jim will provide insight into what young musicians need to know beyond their instrument - ie. self promotion, booking, grants, etc. This is a great opportunity to hear first hand how young musicians are crafting innovative careers for themselves, and balancing many diverse opportunities. You are sure to take away a great idea or strategy for creating balance in your musical life!
Doug O’Connor, a founding member of the award-winning Red Line Sax Quartet shares the story of how he and three fellow saxophonists created a nationally recognized chamber ensemble from the group up. Doug will also share his thoughts, advice, and tips for successfully starting and operating a chamber music group. For anyone looking to start a small ensemble, or for ideas to enhance your current ensemble, this webinar and discussion is a must attend!
Since the group began playing together in the Spring of 2008, Red Line has made a historic sweep of top prizes at America’s most renowned chamber music competitions, winning 1st prize in the 2010 North American Sax Alliance and Plowman competitions, grand prize at the 2010 Chesapeake and Coleman competitions, a Gold Medal at the 2009 Fischoff competition, and 1st prize at the MTNA chamber competition.
Former Rice University student Tracy Jacobson shares her journey from attending the Generation-E Musician entrepreneurship conference sponsored by Eastman School of Music in 2008 to the implementation of her group’s entrepreneurial idea—The Music Bus Tour.