Creative Careers Episode 7: Sarah Robinson, Flutist and Author of "Clubbing for Classical Musicians"
In this episode our new podcast host, Kelly Kasle, talks to rock star flutist Sarah Robinson. They discuss how Sarah's original goals changed over time because of life obstacles (like the 2008 Financial Crisis), as well as career challenges presented by the classical music industry. She stresses to young classical musicians the importance of expanding your concept of an entertaining show.
Here are some of the highlights:
- How what it means to be a successful musician has changed over the past few years
- The surprising way that Helix Collective went from having no audience in its early days to achieving successful tours
- What it really means to be a versatile musician (and why so many musicians are getting it wrong)
- The powerful benefits that playing in clubs can have on your career -- especially if you want to build a loyal audience