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Balanced Breakfast LA’s first panel at Musicians Institute co-sponsored by MakeMusic LA, Entertalk Radio and The Alliance for Women Film Composers.

Sound Advice: The Art of Composing a Career in Music

In an ever-changing industry, music creators and professionals have to be creative not only in the way they approach their craft, but in the way they build their careers. How does one end up playing for Miles Davis, arrange for American Idol, become an Emmy-winning composer, write songs with Babyface, produce for Paula Abdul and Janet Jackson, secure notable trailer spots, start a successful music non-profit, sing with iconic band members? Experienced panelists will share their personal stories in overcoming the challenges of the industry, discuss the debate of art versus commerce, offer practical advice on the skills they had to learn and acquire to maintain financial stability and excel in their passions.

John Beasley (Grammy-nominated artist, pianist for Miles Davis, arranger American Idol, Musical Director UNESCO’s International Jazz Day)

Miriam Cutler (Emmy-nominated composer 100+ films/tv credits, Co-Founder of the Alliance for Women Film Composers, advisor Sundance Institute)

Jorge Corante (multi-platinum producer for Paula Abdul, Janet Jackson, K-Ci & JoJo, Robin Thicke, documentary film composer)

Casey ‘Schpilkas’ Dunmore (producer, trailer composer ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, ‘Hercules’, and ‘Transformers’)

Andreea Magdalina (Founder of non-profit SheSaid.So empowering females in the music industry)

Brendan McCreary (songwriter SyFy’s DEFIANCE, frontman Oingo Boingo Dance Party with original members of Oingo Boingo)

05/26/16 Musicians Institute Panel – Sound Advice: The Art of Composing a Career in Music