The Alexander & Buono International Academy specializes in online courses made up of lectures, videos, interviews and essays designed to give you everything you need for success as a classical artist.
Our introductory course, The Classical Musician Today, contains a set of videos launching a curriculum focused on preparing you for a career in classical music. Through The Classical Musician Today curriculum and its related courses, we will examine various elements that have the potential to both enhance--and even undermine--your potential for success, while giving no-nonsense advice in terms of what it takes to be truly successful.
In addition, every month, as part of our subscription series entitled "The Business of Music," we will include:
- discussions with artists, teachers, and professionals at every stage of career development
- essays designed to help plan and prioritize your work and study
- questions, answers and comments that will help you better understand yourself, your level of commitment, and your talent
- Practical examination of subjects such as:
- how to fully prepare for performances
- turning your art into a business
- learning how to dress properly
- managing social situations effectively
- the best ways to study
- effective practice techniques
Our goal is to provide everything you need to know about a career, while answering even the questions you may never have thought to ask—and then giving you honest, realistic, and practical answers.
As a company, Alexander & Buono International enjoys a global reputation as the only consulting firm of its kind, while occupying a unique position in the classical arts marketplace. With more than half a century of performance, marketing, and publicity experience as the bedrock for their work, Barry Alexander (Chairman & COO) and Cosmo Buono (Chairman & CEO) fully understand the issues associated with enjoying success in classical music, dance, and the visual arts, and are therefore able to offer clients counsel, expertise, and result-oriented solutions.
Whether through performance, music education, arts administration, or a vast array of associated professions, the goal of the firm remains simplifying the process by which artists establish fulfilling lives in their chosen fields.
Preview01 - DISCUSSION 1 - INTRODUCTION (2:34)
Preview02 - DISCUSSION 2 - HOW TO INTERPRET A PIECE OF MUSIC (6:46)
Start03 - DISCUSSION 3 - WHAT MAKES FOR A GREAT PERFORMANCE (9:50)
Start04 - DISCUSSION 4 - WHAT IS TECHNIQUE? (9:02)
Start05 - DISCUSSION 5 - HOW TO PRACTICE (9:10)
Start06 - DISCUSSION 6 - YOU AND YOUR TEACHER (8:00)
Start07 - DISCUSSION 7 - HOW TO CHARGE FOR PERFORMING (6:19)
Start08.1 - DISCUSSION 8.1 - PART 1 OF 2 KAREN BELUSO IN PERFORMANCE (5:24)
Start08.2 - DISCUSSION 8.2 - PART 2 OF 2 THE EDUCATED MUSICIAN (9:38)
Start09.1 - DISCUSSION 9.1 - PART 1 OF 2 THOMAS NICKELL IN PERFORMANCE V2 (6:27)
Start09.2 - DISCUSSION 9.2 - PART 2 OF 2 UNDERSTANDING YOURSELF AS A MUSICIAN (12:18)
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Thank you for joining us as part of these discussions. We look forward to helping you achieve your career goals.
Barry Alexander & Cosmo Buono
The Alexander & Buono International Academy