Mishaps – Christopher Goodpasture

Picture a bleak place where the only thing that pervades your senses is the overwhelming presence of shame and an uncontrollable hysteria of inner-guilt. For one seemingly eternal night in my childhood that was what I experienced riding home amidst the dark backseat interior of my parents’ car. Everything seemed to loom larger than life … Read more

Excellence v. Perfection – Amanda McAllister

The comment I get most from others about being a performer is, “I could never do what you do. I would be so terrified of messing up.” I usually smile and say “Yeah, I mess up sometimes. But who doesn’t ever mess up, really?” Then the conversation suddenly shifts and instead of talking about all … Read more

Introducing: Alexandra Cowell, Soprano

Name: Alexandra Caitriona Instrument/Voice Type: Soprano Where you might see me perform: Cardiff, UK during the academic year. Possibly in San Jose, CA outside of the academic year. Why I participated in the iCadenza Career Development Bootcamp: After competing in iCadenza’s first YouCadenza Young Artist Competition, I received a phone call from Maria Elena at … Read more

Introducing: Elizabeth Gentner, Soprano

Name: Elizabeth F. Gentner Instrument/voice type: Soprano Where you might see me perform: On YouTube or wherever the music takes me. Why I participated in the iCadenza Career-Launch Bootcamp: Some trusted fellow musicians highly recommended the bootcamp. In times of transition, there is a need to have an external frame of reference. iCadenza provided a structure I could … Read more

Introducing: Sarah Tatto, Soprano

Name: Sarah Tatto Instrument/voice type: Soprano Where you might see me perform: In an opera or concert Why I participated in the iCadenza Career Development Bootcamp: I had stepped out music for a few years. I needed encouragement and support in being clearer with my goals and more effective with my marketing skills. My biggest transformations and takeaways from Bootcamp: Creating a mission statement was a powerful exercise and the biggest takeaway from Bootcamp. It clarified the … Read more

Introducing: Christopher Goodpasture, Pianist

Name: Christopher Goodpasture Instrument: Piano Where you might see me perform: Los Angeles/Toronto areas Why I participated in the iCadenza Career Development Bootcamp: To further my understanding of myself as an artist and to build upon and strategize my career developments. My biggest transformations and takeaways from Bootcamp: I was able to bring my identity as a musician … Read more