If you love music, working in the music business can be a dream. But, you’ve got to love it. And, success can be elusive, even if you do love it. So, how do we get there? Is it just luck? Do we need to be über-talented? Talent helps, but being people-savvy is key. Award-winning classical radio host, creator of the Explore Music program on KING-FM and concert pianist, Lisa Bergman, shares her story. This episode is a must for aspiring professional musicians!
Quick editorial note: We had a few minor audio issues! At 4:29, the phrase spoken was “in-house accompanist.”
Lisa’s book recommendation: https://books.google.com/books/about/Career_Opportunities_in_the_Music_Indust.html?id=dJOg4ddhJXMC
Lisa’s debut painting: https://twitter.com/LisaKINGFM/status/1015297301638610944/photo/1
Seattle Times article: https://www.seattletimes.com/entertainment/pianists-andrs-schiff-lisa-bergman-and-more/
Puget Sound Business Journal: https://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/potmsearch/detail/submission/1548761/Lisa_Bergman
U of W: https://music.washington.edu/events/2015-11-14/beethoven-back-back-pre-concert-lecture-lisa-bergman
Gracie Award mention: https://www.westsideseattle.com/ballard-news-tribune/2013/03/04/ballardite-lisa-bergman-wins-award-radio-work