Matthew Murchison Talks Entrepreneurship

This week’s entrepreneur is a musician who I have previously covered on this site, Matt Murchison, of the Matt Murchison Mutiny. Murchison was kind enough to discuss his career, shedding more light on the art of entrepreneurship and the portfolio career. HA: Let’s start with some background information. Where are you from and where did […]

Lance LaDuke

This fall, Where Are We Now? is showcasing entrepreneurial musicians in Pittsburgh. We are excited to kick-off the series with a feature on Lance LaDuke, Freshman Class Advisor, Artist Lecturer of Euphonium, and Associate Director of Fast Track at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Music. This semester, LaDuke will also be teaching CMU’s first course […]

Entrepreneurship In Music

It is no secret that traditional careers in classical music are hard to come by. Each year, thousands of music school and conservatory graduates leave their institutions to enter an over-saturated workforce. Thankfully, many schools are telling their students that if they are to succeed they will have to create their own opportunities. In the […]

Eclectic Laboratory Chamber Orchestra Performs Beck’s Song Reader

This past Sunday Eclectic Laboratory Chamber Orchestra (E.L.C.O.) gave a performance of Beck’s Song Reader at Grey Box Theatre in Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood. Full disclosure, I play euphonium and trombone in the group. E.L.C.O. is an ensemble in Pittsburgh comprised of musicians interested in a unique performance outlet . Headed by creative David Matthews, E.L.C.O. […]

Patriotic Retrospective This week’s Internet fix comes from the Library of Congress’s National Jukebox. For those of you unfamiliar with this resource, the LCC has created an online archive of historic recordings that can be streamed free of charge. In keeping with the patriotic spirit of Independence Day, I have chosen a recording of the Star […]