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How to Build and Expand a Freelance Career in Your City and Beyond

0 November 18, 2019
November 18, 2019 - 8PM Eastern
Peter Sachon, Freelance cellist, New York

Catie Hickey, Freelance trombonist, Chicago

Chris Thibdeau, Conductor/Cellist, Atlanta

Are you moving to a new city and looking for ways to start a successful freelance career? Have you been freelancing in your city for a couple of years but want to expand your career and find more opportunities? Join us for this informative webinar as our presenters share their stories, ideas, and strategies for making connections and finding opportunities in your city and beyond. If you are looking to build or expand a freelance career in music, this webinar will provide a wealth of valuable information and leave you energized and inspired!


Peter Sachon has performed all over the United States, Europe and Asia. Mr. Sachon played in the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and has toured Europe and the U.S. with Pink Martini. He has played for the Broadway shows Fiddler on the Roof, The Light in the Piazza, High Fidelity, Legally Blonde, South Pacific, and Pippin. Mr. Sachon has performed with Audra McDonald, Victoria Clark, Deborah Voight, Rufus Wainright, Dee Snider, Billy Joel, Anthony Rapp, Judy Kuhn, and Josh Groban.  For more information, visit www.petersachon.comPhoto by Laura Marie Duncan.


Trombonist Catie Hickey seeks to reach audiences through any means possible. Her professional experiences thus far span across the globe and cover a variety of musical genres. After completing her degrees at Eastman, Catie’s travels and adventures have included earning a Master’s degree in performance from Rice University in Houston, traveling to Africa for chamber music outreach, performing with a Mexican Orchestra and Canadian brass quintet, and teaching at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Catie’s career path demonstrates her awareness of a broad scope of musical opportunities and her ability to market her diversified strengths. She moved to Chicago in 2012 and is currently freelancing as a performer and teacher, as well as traveling to performing with a number of professional ensembles.

chrisChristopher Thibdeau has been recently appointed as the conductor of the Georgia Youth Symphony Philharmonia Orchestra. Previously, Christopher has served as the associate conductor of the Brighton Symphony Orchestra, the assistant conductor of the Central Kentucky Youth Orchestra, the cover conductor of the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra and the cover conductor of the Firelands Symphony Orchestra. As an educator, Christopher has presented workshops and educational concerts in New York, Connecticut, Maine, Vermont, Kentucky, Florida, Texas, California and other areas across the US. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Cello Performance from the Eastman School of Music where he studied with Alan Harris and a Master of Music degree in Orchestral Conducting from the Cleveland Institute of Music where he studied with Carl Topilow.

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