Author: Mark Rabideau

Mark Rabideau

To all of all our readers, viewers and listeners at 21CM: Thank you! Thank you for your curiosity and your passion. It is an audience like you that drives us to do our very best – to ask questions we may be afraid to ask, to explore aspects of musicianship we’ve always wondered about, to keep thinking about new ways to deepen our craft. 

It is in this spirit of embracing change that we announce some changes coming to the site. 

As of July 2019, is moving to a new publishing format. Rather than producing a monthly digital magazine that is shared all at once at the beginning of the month, we will now release individual stories on a rolling basis. 

Don’t worry! We remain as committed as ever to delivering the same high-quality essays, videos, audio stories and more. Our look may change, but we’re still the same 21CM, devoted to creating a space where 21st-century musicians can thrive. 

The best way to stay tuned in is to sign up for our newsletter and get those stories delivered right to your inbox. 

And while we’re hard at work digging up the stories of musicianship, we expect you to keep doing what you do best: playing, bowing, picking, composing, singing, teaching and listening to all your favorite music.

Thanks, as always, for joining the conversation.

Mark Rabideau
Director, 21CM

Mark Rabideau is a cultural entrepreneur, busy re-imagining how we must prepare musicians to thrive within the shifting marketplace and cultural landscape of the contemporary moment.

Mark's own entrepreneurial spirit has generated projects ranging from producing and hosting Live from Smoke (a radio show from NYC's
upper-westside), founding and serving as Executive and Artistic Director for Artists Now (a not-for-profit arts organization), producing Worlds End (an original work with the American Repertory Ballet), and founding Art in Unlikely Places (a project fueled by the belief that art’s transformative powers must be made accessible to the underserved).

Mark regards his bravest moments as a performer as those spent playing with “The World’s Most Dangerous Orchestra” (Juárez, Mexico) and those most cherished while commissioning, performing, and recording new chamber music with his quartet, CTQ.

Mark has a job. He is the Director of the 21st-Century Musician Initiative.
Mark has only one hobby. He collects curious, creative people in his life.
Mark has a wife he adores and three beautifully talented children.