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 …

My Long and Winding Road to Music College

Avila Santo Artist Profiles, Beyond, Career Advice, College, Conservatory, Music, Music

As a recent music college graduate, I have found myself re-evaluating my transition from high school to college and the events that led me to pursue a life in music. Looking back, I could never have seen where this long and winding road would take me. My choice to go to music college literally changed the direction of my life …

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 …

Oscar Magallanes Interview – Stories from the Stream

Marshall Ayers Artist Profiles, Career Advice, Visual Arts

Oscar Magallanes “You have to find your way.” Artzray Host, Marisa Reisel launchs our series Stories From The Stream with an interview with artist Oscar Magallanes. This series of short, casual videos are shot on locations around Southern California in our ’93 Sovereign Airstream where we have conversations with artists about their work. Our first interview is with Oscar, a …

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 …

5 Tips To Ace Your Auditions

Samantha Jacobs Artist Profiles, Career Advice, Performing Arts

What causes your heart to pound, your palms to sweat and your whole self to be simultaneously terrified and excited? I’m not talking about a crush; I’m talking about the a-word. Auditions. Auditions are the gateway to advancing your artistic career, whether that’s through theater, dance, voice, etc. This means that despite them being nerve-wracking and anxiety-inducing, auditions can ultimately …