FCA’s #musicianlife Series

Bringing World-Class Talent to Online Classrooms

About the #musicianlife Series

Education is an important component of our mission, an investment in our community, our children, and our future. We know that fostering student musicians today will secure concerts later. Our community survey determined that serving students was the outreach program that our community valued most.  When we had to cancel the rest of the FCA 2019-2020 season – and with it, outreach to local students  – we began thinking about what we might do to mitigate the lost outreach, and support music teachers suddenly having to create content for online consumption in a field that begs for human interaction.

About the same time, our friends Caitlin Warbelow and Chris Ranney started TUNE.SUPPLY as a great conduit to pay artists for their work.

Conversation with some local music teachers produced a clear idea of what would be helpful to them: A series of short segments by diverse artists on such topics as creative listening, insight on being a professional musician, playing with intent and feeling, home practice methods,  individuals talking about their specific instruments, etc.

We launched a successful GoFundMe campaign, receiving 46 donations, mostly from the local community but also from New York, Wisconsin, New Mexico, and Anchorage.

Because these videos were paid for with this campaign we are pleased to make them available free to whoever would like to use them. And we now recognize that includes private music teachers and parents turned homeschooler for the first time.

100% of the money raised went directly to professional musicians, now, suddenly unable to perform live.

We’d like to thank these generous donors to our arts education video project:

Pamela Adams, Anonymous, Ann Beardsley, Anne Biberman, Nicole Bonfoey, Doug Braddock , Neal Brown, Jared Caiazza, Gail Davidson, Ann Dowdy, Nicole Eiseman, Jane Kauvar, Paul Krejci, Jim & Barb Hameister, Anne Ruggles & Don Hampton, Monte Jordan, Brad Keithley, Marin Kuizenga, Brendan & Nettie LaBelle-Hamer, Teresa Lantz, Cheryl Petersen, Mike Powers, Cecilia Manriquez, John Manriquez, Sarah Manriquez, Erin Morotti, Marie Reid, Angela Schmidt, Marlys Schneider, Caitlin Warbelow, Tammy Webb, Cynthia Wentworth, Josefina Wooding, Robert Yelk

Thanks to FNSB teachers Bobb Lockwood, Gwen Brazier, and TJ Hovest, for their insight, and to Caitlin Warbelow and Chris Ranney, and all the artists involved, for creating something we are proud of. 

To support their work or order your own tunes, please go to  https://tune.supply/

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