This interview was so. much. fun. Jason Heath is a professional bass player, teacher, blogger, podcaster, and tons of other things too. For about ten years, Jason has been blogging at Doublebassblog.org and also running the Contrabass Conversations podcast in addition to his playing career. I highly recommend you check out Jason’s work. (click here to […]
No musician wants to get a day job. The idea of working in some random job that takes time away from what you really want to be doing is a bummer for anyone. Also, I think many people don’t want to get a day job because that almost feels like admitting failure that you aren’t […]
Why write a book? When I first wanted to get started as a freelance musician, I had absolutely no idea what to do first. I think at some point everyone has shared that experience, and so I decided to write the book that I wish I could’ve read. It really sucks not knowing how to […]
Just the other day I had the opportunity to have an incredible conversation with Chris Coletti from the Canadian Brass. We’ve talked about the Canadian Brass before, but in this interview Chris and I dig into: how to network authentically position yourself for great opportunities diversifying income (including how he does this) favorite books and […]
One of the most important, (and misunderstood) skills necessary for any freelance musician is the ability to successfully build a network. But there’s one problem: Pretty much nobody is taught how to effectively go about doing this. Most people hear the term “networking” and immediately think about awkward happy hours where people are hocking business […]
For anyone out there who has wondered why other people seem to get more opportunities than they do, I’ve got something really awesome for you today. Before I get in to the interview, I want to give you a little back story. Back in my music school days I would secretly get incredibly jealous when […]
The first time that I cried in a lesson was probably one of the most important days of my life. Sometime during my junior year of music school, I started getting the feeling that I wasn’t quite cut out for the career path that I had been pursuing. At the time, I was a performance […]
Since I began this blog just under a year ago, I have gotten countless emails around one topic that virtually every musician has struggled with, but I am unfortunately completely clueless about myself… It’s everyone’s favorite thing: AUDITIONS I remember my first audition for an orchestra like it was yesterday… The spring semester of my […]
Have you ever noticed that there are a handful of people in your city that seem to get called for EVERY gig? If you’ve ever observed this, you have probably thought something along the lines of: Why does that person get called for every gig? Who do they know that gets them all these gigs? Am […]
I’m so thrilled to be sharing this interview with you.
In this interview we Chuck and I discussed:
-The first gigs the Canadian Brass ever did
-How the Canadian Brass played hundreds of concerts in their first few years
-What characteristics they look for when recruiting new members
-What Chuck would do if he were starting his career today
-and tons more!