Why Do Musicians Need to Think About Finance?

#MusiciansandFinance is musicovation’s blog series exploring finance for musicians. All posts are contributed by graduate students in New England Conservatory’s Entrepreneurial Music course  Finance 101: What Musicians Need to Know taught by NEC alum Jessi Rosinski.  by Bo Lee Through taking “Finance 101: What Musicians Need To Know”, I have learned about the inner workings of artistic organizations and … Continue reading Why Do Musicians Need to Think About Finance?

“Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Huddled Masses…”

Conductor Lidiya Yankovskaya watched the news and was ready to scream. As the refugee crisis mounts globally, but especially in the Middle East and Europe right now, American politicians and pundits voice xenophobic, anti-immigrant rhetoric with increasing volume.

Music in Familiar Spaces: January Update

When people ask how our tour is going, I usually answer with some combination of the following: it’s incredible, super challenging, really rewarding, totally exhausting, pretty crazy, the ultimate marriage test, a total blast! For those of you don’t know, my husband Steuart and I (and our pup Lucy) have been traveling the country in a 1959 travel trailer, presenting classical music concerts in places like cafes, breweries, homes and churches. A couple of months back Musicovation introduced our project Music in Familiar Spaces to you with this post and we’re happy to report on our progress here.