Brenda Schuman-Post, Oboe

San Francisco Bay Area-based musician, educator, lecturer, weddings, concerts, oboe lessons

                             Marketing Yourself in the Performing Arts

 

 How are you perceived by others? How do you want to be perceived?

Publicity, promotion, bios, photos, resumes, language, interviews, phone calls, clothing, fitness, advertising, attitude, repertoire, programming, venues, CDs, videos, grants, booking, radio, TV, magazines, public appearances, travel, fees, negotiations, success and failure. This is a fast paced ‘how to’ class. We’ll talk about all of it. Brenda will show slides.

Brenda Schuman-Post has personally marketed, booked, and been paid to perform over 400 solo and chamber music concerts, lectures, and master classes for diverse audiences in almost every conceivable type of venue - worldwide. She’s won four grants since 2007, including a Global Connections grant, enabling her to play the oboe for thousands of East Africans and to become the first musician in history to witness every detail from searching for and harvesting a grenadilla tree, to the making of a top of the line oboe. Magazines and newspapers featuring articles about Brenda include International Musician, Making Music, Chamber Music America, Songlines, Scrapes, In Tune Monthly, Marin Independent Journal, International Double Reed Society Journal, Intrepid Repairer and others. She’s been interviewed on dozens of radio shows. Brenda is uniquely versatile playing both written and improvised musics - baroque to modern classical, blue grass, world and new age, and is also a free lance orchestral musician in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her unique CDs have both been hailed as “groundbreaking”. She’s the winner of the Star Trek Idol Talent Search, author of “Bali Dancing” and “Where No Oboist has Gone Before”. Brenda is an artist/clinician for Buffet Crampon USA. Her commitment to oboe education includes private teaching, Improvisation Workshops and lectures on Oboes of the World and Harvesting the Music Tree: Sustainable African Blackwood

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