Podcast #39: Thriving with a Portfolio Career with Composer Garrett Hope


Garrett Hope does it all! He’s a composer, a career coach, the owner of a piano tuning company, a guest speaker, an educator, and host of The Portfolio Composer podcast.

In this episode, Garrett tells us what it’s really like working in academia and how to find the right audience for YOUR music.

We also discuss:

  • The importance of self-promotion and branding to create a thriving career
  • Ways we can get our music into the hands of the right people (and how to find those people)
  • Why developing a portfolio career is so important and tips on managing it
  • What he’s learned from interviewing more than 150 successful musicians on his podcast (iCadenza was featured in episodes 74 and 161 if you want to check them out!)

Garrett Hope has taught composition, music theory, music technology, and ear training as adjunct faculty at several institutions, but after completing his DMA Garrett taught as a Visiting Assistant Professor in Pennsylvania. Returning to Lincoln after teaching in PA has allowed Garrett to focus on composing new music for film, dance, choir, and band; coach and mentor composers building careers in composition; teach as adjunct at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln; and to teach guitar, bass, composition, theory, and piano at Harris Academy of the Arts. He loves working with dancers, artists, scientists, film makers, and music teachers.

More at http://theportfoliocomposer.com/

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