Sean is an active teacher and performer on both clarinet and percussion, is the host of the clarineat.com podcast, and is the founder of Rubbato Music, Inc. He has played with numerous local ensembles, including the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Red Deer Symphony, and Bow Valley Chorus, and has appeared on stage with pop acts including Keith Urban, Diana Krall, and Shania Twain.
Sean’s playing can be heard on three commercially-available CDs with the University of Calgary Wind Ensemble, two as a substitute player for the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, and he was recently awarded a substantial commercial recording grant from the Alberta Foundation of the Arts, to pursue his first solo project called “Dreamsongs.” As one of Calgary’s most in demand teachers and clinicians Sean teaches privately and is regularly contracted for music workshops by dozens of local schools, The University of Calgary, Mount Royal Conservatory, The Banff Centre, Vic Lewis Music Festival, and the Department of National Defence.
Sean obtained a Bachelor of Music Performance Degree from the University of Calgary in 2009.
Clarinetist, entrepreneur, and podcaster Sean Perrin discusses how living composers can add value to their work and engage with their audience and performers.
Topics discussed in this episode:
- Podcasting to solve a problem
- Lori Freedman
- The 52 week job project
- The appearance of competition
- Grant writing
- Offering something to the grant
- Not being focused on yourself
- Difficulty of networking with composers
- Composers as a different class of musician
- Pet peeves of composer behaviors
- Adding value as a composer
- Frank Ticheli
- Writing program notes
- Ellen Highstein, Making Music in Looking Glass Land: A Guide to Survival and Business Skills for the Classical Musician
- Thomas Bernhard, The Loser: A Novel
- Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead
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