A female trombonist changes outfits and backgrounds


Spring has sprung and with it a panoply of season brochures in my mailbox. Among the programming highlights, my favorites are always the debuts – up-and-coming artists to discover and fall in love with. It reminds me how important that first impression is; whether you want a solo career or funding for your next project, creating a compelling story through words and images is a valuable skill to master.

In this month’s issue, writer Sara Fay and our own beloved designer, Jennifer Logan, talk about the process of finding a great photographer and choosing promotional shots that will be remembered. We also look at the world of crowdfunding – writer Jessica Duchen and composer Dan Visconti talk about their experiences and how to go about funding your artistic vision through platforms like Kickstarter.

As always, we shine the spotlight on a number of amazing 21CM artists worth knowing about. Gabriela Lena Frank talks with Mark McCoy about her enchanted career as a pianist and composer, rising conductor and visionary Teddy Abrams of the Louisville Symphony serves as our POP editor of the month, and we pay tribute to the late Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Steven Stucky.

Let us know how we can help you with your artistic vision by suggesting content for 21CM at editor@21CM.org.

Yours truly,
Elizabeth Hinckley


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