98 Jobs You Could Have in Music

Pedagogy, Personal

Here’s my list of music jobs. If you have any to add, comment below!   Music producer Club DJ Rock star Singer (vocalist) Songwriter Record producer Recording engineer Assistant Engineer Artist relations Background Singer Lessons Instructor College teacher Middle /…

Your Tribe

Do you know who’s in your tribe?

Personal, Philosophy

Who’s in your “tribe”? Your faithful friends? Your real friends? Whatever you wish to call them. I love this term “tribe” coined by marketing genius Seth Godin. And it’s a topic I discuss frequently in my clinics on music careers…

Centre Percussion

Pan-Atlantic Percussion Concert

Performance, World Percussion

The Pan-Atlantic Concert was inspirational. The Centre College Steel Band, African Drum Ensemble, and Centre College Dance all collaborated last night to perform our fall concert titled “Pan-Atlantic.” Special thanks to our college president Dr. John Roush and registrar Tim…

Q&A with Steven Snowden and Ivan Trevino

Q&A: Steven Snowden / Ivan Trevino

Composition, Philosophy

I asked both Steven Snowden and Ivan Trevino a question. They answered. I asked a couple of the most popular composers today to give me a 3 – 5 sentence response during a little Q&A. Here’s what they said. Question: If you…

Picnic with the Pops this weekend
Picnic with the Pops this weekend
Picnic with the Pops this weekend

Picnic with the Pops this weekend


This is my favorite week as a section member of the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra. Every August, the LPO performs a Pops series at the beautiful Keeneland Racetrack here in Lexington, KY. Keeneland is the site of top thoroughbred horse purchases. The…

The Battalion

The Battalion Drum & Bugle Corps

Marching Percussion, Personal

I just returned from 10 days of Spring Training with DCI‘s newest open class corps – and Utah’s Own – The Battalion.  I couldn’t believe this group. The admin, instructors, students, and volunteers are the real deal. I never would have…

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