Ep 128-Edie Hill on Overcoming Major Life Challenges

Ep 128-Edie Hill on Overcoming Major Life Challenges

Edie Hill’s music is performed world-wide. Commissioned to compose vocal and instrumental works large and small in scope, writing music is a life-long love. Her recently released CD, Clay Jug, praised as “breathtaking,” “mesmerizing,” features The Crossing, Donald Nally, conductor and instrumental ensemble.

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Composer Edie Hill discusses the major life challenges she has overcome, her new CD Clay Jug, and what she’s learned about networking, and promoting her own music.

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Clay Jug
  • The Crossing with Donald Nally
  • The Phoenix
  • Rose Ensemble
  • Coming out of the ashes/being reborn
  • Breast cancer
  • self-image
  • Bumps on the road
  • Dealing with depression
  • Exercise
  • Being told it’s impossible
  • Doing what you love
  • Keeping regular hours
  • Self-publishing
  • Promoting the music
  • the business practice of making music
  • The life of a piece
  • Getting a performer to champion your music
  • Cantus
  • Communication with the commissioner and ensemble
  • Stephen Paulus
  • Being where the decision makers are
  • Investing in yourself & your business
  • You create your world as a composer
  • Time management
  • Hard work, dedication, & grit
  • Staying focused and not getting sidelined or discouraged


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