Music Clinic: The Business of Music with John Trentacosta
NORTHERN New Mexico College's Music Department Presents a free music clinic:
The Business of Music: How to Play it Your Way by John Trentacosta
November 14, 2014
11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Nick Salazar Center for the Arts Little Theatre
John will cover the following topics :
- Following your dreams
- The importance of Musicianship
- Close one door, open another
- How to promote yourself & your music
- Targeting your audience
- How to start a nonprofit
The discussion will come from Johnís personal success as a musician/music educator/presenter. He will encourage attendees to share their thoughts and experiences, and ask questions.
John is a native New Yorker, drummer and Straight Up leader. John brought his collective big band and small group experience to New Mexico in 1992. After two decades as the rhythm force behind jazz notables Chuck Wayne, Jimmy Knepper, and the Al Porcino big band, John brought new energy to the New Mexico jazz scene.
He received his formal music education at New York University, and was an Assistant Arts Director for The Staten Island Chamber Music Players, from 1978-1992.
He has been part of the rhythm team for concerts with saxophone legend James Moody, vocalist Teri Thornton, tenor sax sensation Doug Lawrence and 1996 Thelonious Monk saxophone competition winner Jon Gordon.
John is currently an adjunct instructor at Northern New Mexico College and Santa Fe Community College, in addition to teaching a jazz ensemble at The New Mexico School For The Arts.
Call 505 747.2295 for more information