Clubbing for Classical Musicians
A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Working in Alternative Venues
You’re a classical musician seeking new opportunities in the world of alternative venues. Look no further for all the information you need to get started. This book will show you how to:
• Pick the right venue
• Create a killer show
• Make a booking
• Market your event
• Make money playing in alternative venues
E-book available on Amazon.
“If you’re going to play in clubs, you need this book. Especially if you’ve never done it before, you’d be crazy to dive in without doing everything that Sarah recommends.”
-Greg Sandow, author, faculty at the Juilliard School
"In an era where many have predicted a slow but painful death for classical music, Clubbing for Classical Musicians teaches us that there are more opportunities than ever. Twenty-first century performers valuing both tradition and innovation will find these pages enlightening, instructional, and inspiring."
-David Cutler, author, The Savvy Musician
"Sarah Robinson has given us much more than a how-to guide for successfully presenting classical music in non-traditional venues. She has identified the barriers to engagement which traditional formats create and she offers contemporary solutions to appeal to new audiences without compromising the art form."
-Kurt Mortensen, Director of Audience Engagement, Pacific Symphony
"Sarah Robinson has collected key attitudes, booking skills, tips and inspirational examples from some of the country's leading proponents of club classical to form a resource for entrepreneurial musicians to create their own markets in these challenging times for classical music."
-Rick Robinson, founder of CutTime Productions and former bassist, Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Clubbing for Classical Musicians is based on the research for my doctoral dissertation, which can be accessed via ProQuest or here: