Garrett Schumann is a composer based in Ypsilanti, MI who serves as President and Artistic Director for ÆPEX Contemporary Performance, a concert presenting organization he founded with conductor Kevin Fitzgerald in the fall of 2015. Also a prolific writer and internationally-published music theorist, Garrett is lead archivist for Musochat, a weekly twitter discussion for anyone who creates, performs, or is interested in newly composed music.
Sara Noble is a passionate supporter of new American classical music, as an administrator, producer, and performer based in NYC. Sara is currently the Company & Media Manager for the Chautauqua Opera Company and the Executive Producer for Opera on Tap New York (operaontap.org). As a performer, Sara has premiered works by Christian Carey, Martin Sedek, Elliot Cless, Blake Henson and Jon Magnussen.
In this episode Musochat leaders Shaya Lyon and Garrett Schumann, along with super-contributor Sara Noble discuss the power of building online communities.
Topics discussed in this episode:
- Shared experiences
- Supporting each other
- Having all the voices present
- Building collaboration through Twitter
- Megan Ihnen
- How #musochat works
- Including non-musicians in the discussion
- Not-geographically located
- The benefit of #musochat to composers
- Growing #musochat & adding value
- Come to the discussion to learn, not to tell
- The right and ability to respectfully disagree
- It’s about personal experience
- Volunteering and helping
- New Music Gathering
- Asynchronous communication
- Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton
- Antonio Vivaldi, Concerto RV 409
- Julia Wolf, Fuel
- Meshuggah, Catch 33
- Johannes Brahms, Double Concerto
- Steven Pressfield, The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles
- Brian Tracy, Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time
- Amanda Palmer, The Art of Asking: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help
- Josh Kaufman, The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business
- Howard Becker, Art Worlds
- R. W. Connell, Gender and Power: Society, the Person, and Sexual Politics
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