Here’s a bold statement: Classical musicians don’t need to take multiple jobs as a teacher, administrator, corporate junkie or food server, running from one random gig to another, just to pay the bills.
My clients jump from doing “just fine” in a variety of jobs to five-figure months as a confident performer.
I get it - everyone says musicians need to blast themselves all over social media, and I’ve tried it myself, but that time should actually be spent performing, not posing for photos and writing blog posts, Tweets and stories.
There is a proven five-step process to booking high paying gigs without relying on agents, managers, fixers, and - even worse - saying “yes” to every single gig that comes along.
My clients grow a loyal audience who WANT to come back for more, no matter where they live or how much they charge them. Plus, they only play the music they want to play and practice.
To learn how they do this, watch my free masterclass and I’ll share the exact blueprint they use.
"My first coaching session with Stephen was totally inspiring! Overall, I learned a bunch and was both challenged and stimulated to think differently about my approach to a concert career lifestyle!"
I was struggling with my identity as a performer. I went to school to be an educator and was convinced that's what I should stick to. I loved performing but wasn't giving myself enough credit, and my mindset was that it was about me. I also had no idea how to book my own gigs!
It took me a little while to find venues and wondered if I was the problem in my phone calls and emails, so I decided to call venues in my hometown and people were much more receptive to the idea of booking concerts. I've planned a mini tour when I'm visiting in the summer, and now I have multiple gigs a week where I live. I'm working to grow and think bigger on what I can do, and I have friends visiting asking me to book shows for them!
CU changed my mindset and gave me much more confidence about performing. I especially loved the tangible resources and the lessons on how to stay organized - they were everything I wanted to learn in college but nobody ever cared to teach it. I also now know how to set up performances, and feel empowered to do so. I am playing the music I want to play, and I'm so thankful for it!
"Really take to heart what Conductor.StephenPBrown is sharing with you. Really work to follow his advice. It's scary and hard work doing what he's advising. But its necessary and so rewarding."
It's so refreshing to cross paths with a mentor like Stephen, and to have a new roadmap to a blooming career drawn out with a simple, consistent approach to growing a loyal fan base.
I had a coaching session with Stephen this morning! His guidance and advice opened a door to new possibilities and hope. He filled the gaping hole that exists in academia that traps students in the dark with no career counseling. He just might be the light at the end of a long, dark tunnel.
Before meeting Stephen, I had been struggling for years to meet the right people, hoping to be on their minds at the right time when the right gig came along. It wasn't doing much for my performance career. Stephen's Concert University program gave me the fundamentals of a unique framework for a business model that will help me take control of my performance career. If you are looking for a system that puts you in control of your performance success, there is no other program I know of like Concert University.
Any freelance classical musician who wants to perform for more people on a deeper level for more money and less stress.
"We are a married couple interested in vastly expanding our performing activities together, and our experience with Stephen P Brown's initial Concert University coaching series has been strong, productive and good-natured. Before, we were worried about not being up to the task of competently organizing/managing/self-promoting. Now, at the conclusion of the program, we can look back and see that we have already created an ongoing concert series at the most important theater in our area, and connected with those who want to pay and support us in new venues and remote locations. All this relieves administrative burden and creates a booked performing schedule. Thanks to CU, we have a new experience of ease and confidence, and live with a new assurance that the world is interested in our success."
"Stephen’s inspirational and effective approach helped pave the way for my future successful musical career."
"It's so refreshing to cross paths with a mentor like Stephen, and to have a new road map to a blooming career drawn out with a simple, consistent approach to growing a loyal fan base." Bryan, IL
"I am so impressed by Stephen's work and the transformation he is bringing to my own mind and the minds of so many other performers out there--it will effect lasting change and greater fulfillment and satisfaction to us and our audiences!" Alisa, UT
"Stephen's generosity of time and spirit was inspiring. He reminded me of the gift that we as artists have to help people reconnect with emotions that they have lost." Matthew, NY
"I feel very enlightened and excited to pursue my career with fresh ideas and renewed passion. We are not taught in school how to pursue a career and how to do so on our own terms. This knowledge is essential to have a successful career." Veronica, CA
"Stephen is a genuine no nonsense guy who is truly trying to help." Marcel, FL