Jessica Rudman is a Connecticut-based composer and teacher whose music unifies extended techniques with clear melodic development and narrative structures to create a unique and personal emotional expression. She is currently the Chair of the Creative Studies Department and the Director of the Young Composers Project at The Hartt School Community Division. She is also an active music theorist and an arts advocate, currently serving on the board of the Women Composers Festival of Hartford.
In this episode Jessica discusses taking risks, making it happen, and more.
Topics discussed in this episode:
- Providing experiences for the audience
- Training young composers
- Taking time off from school
- Finding your own opportunities
- Nurturing relationships with performers
- Finding opportunities
- Taking risks
- Taking advantage of serendipity
- Drawing on the network you have in place
- Having a community
- The many career options for composers
- Kenneth Koch, Making Your Own Days: The Pleasures of Reading and Writing Poetry
- Jennifer Kelly, In Her Own Words: Conversations with Composers in the United States
This post contains affiliate links.