Becoming an artist and supporting a lifelong career blog

Sean Gregory, Director of Creative Learning, Barbican and Guildhall School, considers a lifelong learning continuum for artists working in the world of 2020 and beyond: Committing to the ‘Golden Thread’. Read the full blog here.

Rineke Smilde, Professor of Lifelong Learning in Music at the Prince Claus Conservatoire Groningen and at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, focuses on empathy as an essential dimension of musical leadership. Read the full blog here.

Reflecting on her experiences as a musician, Preetha Narayanan encourages bringing the South Asian principle of “Rasa” to our practices as artists, teachers and collaborators. Preetha is a violinist, collaborative composer and doctoral candidate at the Guildhall School. Read the full blog here.

“If you do what you always did, you will get what you always got.” Evert Bisschop Boele challenges this idea and thinks about new audiences for music in changing times. Evert is Professor (‘lector’) of New Audiences at the Prince Claus Conservatoire, Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen in the Netherlands. Read the full blog here.

Jonathan Vaughan, Director of Music at the Guildhall School, considers some of the challenges in developing musical interpretation and learning to play expressively in performance. Read the full blog here.

Carine Ries, music therapist and founder of Sound Resonance, highlights important skills learned as a musician that are immediately transferable into the context of developing a sustainable career and setting up a business. Read the full blog here.

Carlos Lopez-Real, jazz saxophonist and teacher at the Guildhall School, talks about finding the feedback that is really useful… Read the full blog here.

Ilona Sie Dhian Ho, violinist and teacher at the Royal Conservatoire in the Hague, shares her determination to build new audiences for classical music and reflects on an initiative she is leading to create a practice of musicians for a local area. Read the full blog here.







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