Hey, I’m Seth.
I live in Philadelphia where I am the Marketing Manger for The Philly POPS, a freelance digital marketer for musicians and arts organization and I am a professional horn player as well.
You might be wondering whether or not this is legit. I get it. Instead of trying to convince you, I’ll just tell you who I am and what I do so that you can judge for yourself.
Here’s my story:
I graduated with a degree in Horn Performance in 2012 and had absolutely no clue what I was going to do with my life. Grad school didn’t appeal to me so I figured I take the plunge and give the real world a try as an aspiring professional musician. After a few months of working in a parking garage to pay the bills, I decided I was going to learn how to get myself out there. And you know what?
It was really brutal.
When I started, I had no clue what I was doing so I decided to hit the books and really learn about marketing, networking, and entrepreneurship. I even took a really high end course on freelancing to help get me started. Honestly, the only word that describes what I was doing is hustling.
Every aspect of my career was slowly gaining momentum. I started my own brass quintet, got in touch with every contractor in town, and even became a Teaching Artist for The Philadelphia Orchestra and the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra’s Tune Up Philly program. There were a lot of successes and MANY mistakes along the way that I hope I can help you avoid.
Fast forward a few years…..
As I mentioned above, I’m currently the Marketing Manager for The Philly POPS and run my own side business as a marketing consultant to musicians, bands, and arts organizations like: The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, Tempesta di Mare, jazz vibraphonist Tony Micelli, internationally touring jazz group The Jost Project, and many others.
I regularly perform professionally around Philly with many orchestras including as the Pennsylvania Philharmonic, Great Hall Chamber Orchestra, Curtis Symphony Orchestra, Bay-Atlantic Symphony, Lancaster Symphony, and many others.
Thanks for checking out my site and I look forward to helping you get out there and hustle!