Ep 87-Stacy Garrop on Email Campaigns and Freelancing

Ep 87-Stacy Garrop on Email Campaigns and Freelancing

Stacy Garrop’s award-winning music is centered on dramatic and lyrical storytelling. Stacy shares stories by taking audiences on sonic journeys – some simple and beautiful, while others are complicated and dark – depending on the needs and dramatic shape of the story. After teaching composition full-time at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University from 2000-2016, she stepped down from her position to become a freelance composer. She is also on the composition faculty of the annual Fresh Inc Festival in Milwaukee, WI, a two-week summer program sponsored by Fifth House Ensemble.

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Composer Stacy Garrop discusses the art of emailing conductors and jumping feet-first into the freelance life.

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Choosing the thing to dedicate your time to
  • Being prepared to leap into self-employment & freelance work
  • Email campaigns
  • A script for cold emails
  • Personalizing the emails
  • Tailoring your bio with social proof
  • Statistics tracking
  • Hidden pages on your website
  • Websites
  • Being detail oriented
  • Securing the score online
  • Freelancing
  • Daniel Felsenfeld
  • Hustling
  • Reaching out to five people every day
  • Approaching performers
  • Fear of self-employment
  • Royalty income
  • Answering every email within 24 hours
  • Constantly keep learning
  • Figure out your communication method and stick to it


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