Why Study Music Instead of Business? Ask TVK

Steve O'Bryan Career Advice, College, Conservatory, Liberal Arts, Music, Performing Arts, Performing Arts, Student Resources

The age old question of “Why music? Why not study business and get paid?” is answered by the one and only Drew Alexander Forde. Drew is ThatViolaKid, aka, TVK. Drew and Artzray are collaborating to try and answer a bunch of questions that he and other young artists get asked all the time. That’s how this series “Ask TVK” was …

Top 12 Music Venues for ArtNight Pasadena!

Steve O'Bryan Events, Music, Opportunities, Performing Arts

The Artzray staff pick 12 of our favorite musical performances for the upcoming ArtNight Pasadena. ArtNight Pasadena is a great example of how one city can get behind it’s cultural and artistic roots to make a special evening for the whole community. While many of the cultural organizations involved will host art exhibits (and they really are fantastic!) the Artzray …

Along The Way – Amanda Kopcsak

Steve O'Bryan Artist Profiles

Amanda Kopcsak – Musician and Music Educator, Wilson Middle School, Glendale, CA Photo by Steve O’Bryan The most powerful things I’ve learned along the way: • To never give up on your dreams and passion. • Success is based off of how hard you work. Always take ownership of all that you do, and if you do not get what …

Phoebe Bridgers – Tips of The Trade

Steve O'Bryan Artist Profiles, Career Advice

Phoebe Bridgers: Tips of The Trade Singer, songwriter Phoebe Bridgers discusses Tips of The Trade. Learn how Phoebe has grown as an artist with both commercial and critical success, hear the best advice she ever received, and how she has been able to build on local gigs and social media to spread the word about her music. Our Artzray Host …

Phoebe Bridgers, A Day In the Life – Stories From The Stream

Steve O'Bryan Artist Profiles, Performing Arts

  Artzray Host, Marisa Reisel had the opportunity to sit down and talk with independent singer songwriter, Phoebe Bridgers. This video is an episode of our “Stories From The Stream” video series. Marisa and Phoebe talk in a classic ’93 Airstream Sovereign about what a day in the life looks like for Phoebe as a young singer songwriter. Phoebe performs her …

Along The Way – Barbara A. Thomason

Steve O'Bryan Career Advice

Along The Way Barbara A. Thomason       www.bathomason.com Barbara Thomason shares her thoughts and gives advice about pursuing a career in the arts. Written for our  Along The Way series. Barbara Thomason is an artist, educator, painter, printmaker, sculptor and public artist, Barbara’s teaching includes: UC Santa Cruz, University of Redlands, Otis College of Art and Design, Calif. Polytechnic University Pomona …