Book Announcement: It’s Not (JUST) About the Gig

My name is Dana Fonteneau and I am the founder and creator of The WholeHearted Musician. I had the great pleasure of introducing myself to Musicovation in October, 2015 (you can read that here.) In case you’re getting to know me the for the first time, it’s important to express that the WholeHearted Musician was created out of a deep need to articulate thoughts, feelings, ideas and concerns I had (and heard from clients) about the music world and the challenge of creating a career. It’s a private practice and business devoted entirely to the personal development and career evolvement of performing artists, particularly from the view point that success is an expression of the whole person (not just the performer), and it is self-defined, self-created and self-fulfilling.

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By Jennifer Montbach Conventional wisdom says classical music is a dying art form.  Orchestras and opera companies across the country are folding or presenting abbreviated seasons. Classical records make up just 3% of US record sales, and only 23% of audiences for classical music is under 35, according to the NEA – in the ’80s … Continue reading Only Connect