This course is part of the Alexander & Buono Academy ALL-ACCESS bundle, a single subscription that provides you access to all our courses and digital content, 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.
With international competitions for Piano, Voice, Strings and Flute, a career consulting firm, and a not-for-profit foundation, Barry Alexander and Cosmo Buono are helping classical artists worldwide while also building the next generation of audiences and viewers. In constant demand not only as musicians but also consultants, advisors, and teachers, they are committed to providing artists with the academic tools and mechanisms needed to launch and sustain successful careers.
Preview01 - INTRODUCTION (2:34)
Preview02 - HOW TO INTERPRET A PIECE OF MUSIC (6:46)
Start03 - WHAT MAKES FOR A GREAT PERFORMANCE (9:50)
Start04 - WHAT IS TECHNIQUE? (9:02)
Start05 - HOW TO PRACTICE (9:10)
Start06 - YOU AND YOUR TEACHER (8:00)
Start07 - HOW TO CHARGE FOR PERFORMING (6:19)
Start08.1 - KAREN BELUSO - IN PERFORMANCE (5:24)
Start08.2 - KAREN BELUSO - THE EDUCATED MUSICIAN (9:38)
Start09.1 - THOMAS NICKELL - IN PERFORMANCE V2 (6:27)
Start09.2 THOMAS NICKELL - UNDERSTANDING YOURSELF AS A MUSICIAN (12:18)