Here is how I played 65 Events in the last two years
In today’s video I want to share with you how I was able to perform 65 events in the last two years.
I wanted to share this with you because I know some of you in this community look for ways to increase your musical presence and to get hired for events, performances, and more.
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These 65 events were split in a few ways
Classical Performances (orchestras)
The 65 Events did not include rehearsals for these performances and there could have been more but because of COVID the entire music scene evaporated for 4 or 5 months.
Musicals are great because you have multiple shows in a given amount of time and that can typically happen in the winter or the summer performance season.
Classical music performances in the northern hemisphere usually have between September and May.
Wedding Events happen all throughout the year but for me, I find that most weddings happen between May and October.
Non Classical music like pop, and world music can happen at any time of the year because these performance usually involve large venues.
I’m glad I’m able to diversify at this stage of my career because when I was in college, I thought I was going to audition for orchestras and only stay in the classical music scene. But I think there is a limitation to sticking to just one genre of music or one type of performance engagement. That’s why I like to play in other settings like musicals and non classical music performances because it gives me diversity in my music career. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some Beethoven, but it’s nice to be able to play other styles outside the genres.
By the way, what are some tips you can suggest to the community for getting performances and events? Let’s have a conversation in the comment section below.
One of the core foundation to getting these events and performances was having the musical ability and performing at the highest level you possibly can. This means you have to put in the practice and improve on every performance or practice session. By doing so, music directors and contractors will notice and mark you down for their call back list.
I believe this is important because if the same people are calling you back for performances multiple times a year, that means there is also an income that can be more predictable in your music season. This may be the case if you are part of a regional orchestra and you have services that are guaranteed to you for the season.
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