How do I know if you’re the one? Setting up a Collaborator Interview

Collaboration can be the start of Big Wins for your career.  As the old saying goes:  “If you want to go fast go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”  A major shift in your career is often sparked by a strategic collaboration. Finding partners that will work together with you towards a … Read more

Setting Big Goals That You Can Achieve

Setting Goals – That’s easy, right?  Setting goals and achieving goals. It seems like it should be a straight line… Set a goal Take steps to achieve it Achieve the result  Repeat  Somehow it never seems that straightforward.   The first leap is setting goals in the first place. Let me share how avoiding goal setting … Read more

Heather Powell Case Study

Freelance violinist Heather Powell recently moved to Los Angeles from San Francisco after working with the San Francisco Opera and San Francisco Ballet. Currently, her work includes playing with the Los Angeles Opera, ballet companies, and recording for soundtracks for motion pictures and T.V. shows. But even with a high degree of success, she still … Read more

5 Fast Press Kit Updates You Can Make Today to Get the Gig

If you’re like most musicians, this is what happens when you’re trying to decide if you should sit down to revamp your press kit: The process can feels so time-consuming and overwhelming that many musicians procrastinate for months (sometimes years!) and potentially miss out on getting the opportunities that will help move their career forward. But what if … Read more

Podcast #14: MaryClare Brzytwa


Is your dream job a possibility? MaryClare Brzytwa went from touring Europe as an electronic musician, producer and improviser to becoming an executive director and founder of a department at one of the top conservatories in the United States. She took deliberate steps in her career to learn new skills and try out different jobs … Read more