Marie Incontrera is a composer, conductor, pianist, and bandleader whose multi-genre work spans opera, big band, heavy metal, post-modern orchestra, and chamber music. As a composer, Marie’s work has been hailed as “deftly woven jazz and gospel elements” and “beguiling” (NY Times). Marie is the bandleader of the Eco-Music Big Band, a multigenerational and unique big band that performs the work of its late founder Fred Ho and provides a platform for the next generation of composers.
Composer and band leader Marie Incontrera reveals how anything is possible by committing to work harder than anyone else.
Topics discussed in this episode:
- Multi-genre music
- Avant-garde big band
- Leading an ensemble
- Starting an ensemble
- Having a mission
- How to manage money
- Organizational skills
- Having a fiscal sponsor
- Being willing to work harder than anyone else
- Anything is possible
- Pivoting & not letting failure define you
- Accept that you have to relinquish control
- Eliminating ego
- Finding people you trust
- Jazz economy
- Keeping the hustle going
- Focusing on the positive
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