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Visiting Artist Services

I'm committed to arts advocacy, and I take particular pride and satisfaction in working with professional musicians, music students, music educators and music lovers of all ages. I've conducted, coached and managed music ensembles of all genres within professional, educational and community organizations.

Within these organizations, I’ve planned and directed concerts, multimedia productions, tours, chamber music programs and community outreach programs; contracted internationally-recognized guest artists; developed marketing plans; designed publicity materials; and planned and participated in fund-raising activities.

I also enjoy traveling and frequently spend extended periods of time as an artist-in-residence in locations all over the world. It would be an honor and a privilege for me to be a visiting artist in your community.

These are some of the possible services I can offer as a visiting artist:

§         Guest conduct professional, community and student music ensembles and music productions 

§         Coach chamber music ensembles 

§         Present master classes and workshops for conductors and music educators. Specific topics will be tailored to the needs of your organization, but these are some suggested topics:

o       Creative Programming

o        Combining Music and Other Creative Arts in Performance

o        Performance and Stage Etiquette

o        Developing Your Inner Ear

o        The Conductor as a Leader, Manager and Administrator

o        Conducting Techniques

o        Score Analysis

o        Preparing Your Ensemble for Adjudication

o        Careers in Music

o        Marketing Yourself as a Musician 

§         Present music appreciation classes at schools for music students or general student populations 

§         Present workshops for non-musicians at local churches, civic groups, hospitals, retirement homes, clubs (for example, The Life of a Conductor, How to Listen to Music, Women in Music) 

§         Participate in local radio, television and newspaper interviews

Contact me for information on retaining my services as a clinician and guest conductor.

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