"I came to the Wednesday evening discussion after an intense forty-eight hours. Literally every waking moment that I was not rehearsing, teaching, in a meeting, driving, or eating, I had spent furiously writing a grant. The discussion was a relief because I walked into a room of people who knew exactly what my crazy forty-eight hours felt like. They had all been there before and they were talking about it! Both the practical challenges and the philosophical questions we all ponder, and why we started our organizations in the first place. I felt less alone.
It is rare that I get to have such important conversations with fellow musicians who understand my working life, because we are all so busy trying to make our projects happen! I learned so much from the questions that were posed and the experiences that were shared.
I made it a priority to attend #MusiciansAtWork because Palaver Strings had been coming up in my newsfeeds and emails lately, and I wanted to get to know the group better, as well as connect with other attendees who I knew are also part of Boston's cultural ecosystem.
Heath has a gift for bringing together passionate, motivated, intelligent people and getting them to have important conversations. He asks amazing questions that get to the heart of the matter. He does it in such an honest way that it invites others to also be honest and vulnerable in their responses. #MusiciansAtWork discussions fill a great need for community, encouragement, reflection, and learning from each other. I don't know of any other place where this happens."
Sharing excerpts of the learning happening in "Building a Community-Based Residency"