Music on Purpose E009: Guest, Matt Hawkins Freelance Percussionist

On this episode of Music on Purpose, I talk with Matt Hawkins about his passion for being a freelance percussionist and doing what he loves as his career. He has some great insight about what it is like to be a self-employed musician. Matt also discusses his primary teachers and advice that has meant so much to him. He has an amazing sense of humor and is extremely laid back and easy to talk to. Listen to him talk about how to get along with others and the importance of what others think about you. He also mentions his love for playing Bach!

You can contact him at kwikslver@gmail.com with any questions.

Music on Purpose E006: Guest Andrew Marriner, Principal Clarinet London Symphony

What a pleasure to sit down with the long time Principal Clarinetist of the London Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Marriner. On this episode of Music on Purpose, Andrew talks about the things he has done to be successful at the highest level and gives advice to those planning to audition for an orchestra job. He also talks about the many recordings he is part of, and the conductors and mentors that have meant the most to him along the way. One of those mentors was his father, who founded and conducted the St. Martin in the Fields Orchestra, which is one of, if not THE, most recorded orchestras of all time. Take a listen to a wealth of experience and knowledge.

Music on Purpose E005: Guest, Chris Coletti from Canadian Brass

On this episode of Music on Purpose, Chris Coletti from the world famous Canadian Brass joins us to talk about his passion and success in performing at the highest level. It was such a pleasure to sit down with Chris and get his insights about what helped him get to the level to be able to perform around the world in the Canadian Brass.

You can follow Chris on twitter @colettitrumpet, Instagram @trumpeterchris, and follow his website at www.trumpetchrisblog.com.

Music on Purpose E004: Guest, Nate Siler, Assistant Trombone Professor, EKU

On this podcast, Nate Siler talks about things that have helped him in the world of freelance playing and being a successful educator at both the high school and collegiate level. Nate is the Assistant Professor of Trombone at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Ky. He’s real about getting students to become the best versions of themselves.

Music On Purpose E001: Success in K-12 Music Education – H. Brent Barton, guest

On this podcast, I talk with long time Band Director at Madison Central High School, H. Brent Barton. Brent taught at Madison Central for 25 years and won 4 KMEA Marching Band State Championships including 3 back t0 back from 2014-2016. Brent and I discuss the definition of success in Music Education and he talks about things he has done to take his programs to the highest level.

Music On Purpose takes you on a quest to define success in the field of music. Bryan Crisp talks with professional musicians, music educators and people in the music industry that have been successful at the highest level. This show gives you the secrets to their success through intentional conversations and interviews. Fuel your passion to be the best by learning from the best.