How to Get the Gig, How to Keep the Gig

University of Texas / Music 376C

by Gary Powell

My semesterly sojourn to Glenn Richter’s music business class at the University of Texas is like a performance. Professor Richter is School of Music’s Professor of Instrumental Conducting and the Director of the Center for American Music.

by Gary Powell

My semesterly sojourn to Glenn Richter’s music business class at the University of Texas is like a performance. Professor Richter is School of Music’s Professor of Instrumental Conducting and the Director of the Center for American Music.

Gary Powell’s Lecture Follow-up


to Glenn Richter’s Music Business Classes at the University of Texas

Thank you, Glenn Richter, for another great day with you and your students. Here are links to some of the topics we hit on in both your classes for those students interested in following up. See you soon. — Gary Powell

News on Podcasting
Antares Auto-Tune and A-Vox

I don’t remember which student in the morning class turned us on to this, but this site is exactly the kind of thing I was talking about. It figures someone has developed this kind of idea so completely. I’m lovin’ this. Please tell the student (on the back row) thank you for me: Artistshare

Thank you, Glenn Richter, for another great day with you and your students. Here are links to some of the topics we hit on in both your classes for those students interested in following up. See you soon. — Gary Powell

News on Podcasting
Antares Auto-Tune and A-Vox

I don’t remember which student in the morning class turned us on to this, but this site is exactly the kind of thing I was talking about. It figures someone has developed this kind of idea so completely. I’m lovin’ this. Please tell the student (on the back row) thank you for me: Artistshare

A Pre-Lecture Invitation to Students


The University of Texas / TC 301
The Business of Music Performance

by Gary Powell

Alpine Horn Player at Lake LouiseGlenn Richter teaches this class of freshman Plan II students and has invited me to guest lecture October 5th. I always enjoy spending a day with Glenn and his students each semester.

A Note to the Class of TC 301

The college experience is going to be wholly different for you than it was for me when I was a freshman music major in 1969. The ego-driven, autocratic classroom learning model of “I know everything and you don’t” is hopefully dying. Music is a dynamic subject, meaning we must learn together how to negotiate the rapid changes in technology and sociology.

by Gary Powell

Alpine Horn Player at Lake LouiseGlenn Richter teaches this class of freshman Plan II students and has invited me to guest lecture October 5th. I always enjoy spending a day with Glenn and his students each semester.

A Note to the Class of TC 301

The college experience is going to be wholly different for you than it was for me when I was a freshman music major in 1969. The ego-driven, autocratic classroom learning model of “I know everything and you don’t” is hopefully dying. Music is a dynamic subject, meaning we must learn together how to negotiate the rapid changes in technology and sociology.

A Pre-Lecture Invitation to Students

The University of Texas / Music 376C
The Business of Music

by Gary Powell

University of Texas TowerGlenn Richter teaches this class of upper division students and has invited me to guest lecture October 5th. Glenn is a long-term ally of mine who actively searches out new experiences for himself and his students.

A Note to the Class of Mus 376C

Learning by appointment in the classic model of “here’s the information you need, learn it now” does not always work. Maybe this system is an effective way to study 18th century literature, however, any subject that is either dynamic in technology or highly personal and subjective is going to be bogged down under this archaic “non-method”.

by Gary Powell

University of Texas TowerGlenn Richter teaches this class of upper division students and has invited me to guest lecture October 5th. Glenn is a long-term ally of mine who actively searches out new experiences for himself and his students.

A Note to the Class of Mus 376C

Learning by appointment in the classic model of “here’s the information you need, learn it now” does not always work. Maybe this system is an effective way to study 18th century literature, however, any subject that is either dynamic in technology or highly personal and subjective is going to be bogged down under this archaic “non-method”.

Amazing Talented Vocalists Discovered

at the Buffalo Summer Institute

by Gary Powell

Jennifer Waris Photo
A simple report can hardly explain the whole of the workshop at “The Buffalo Summer Institute in Media Writing and Production” in Buffalo, New York this last week. I really like to interpret my experiences beyond just what happened, otherwise we’ll all just be punching time clocks and this was definitely not punching time clocks. Singing in the dark photo

by Gary Powell

Jennifer Waris Photo
A simple report can hardly explain the whole of the workshop at “The Buffalo Summer Institute in Media Writing and Production” in Buffalo, New York this last week. I really like to interpret my experiences beyond just what happened, otherwise we’ll all just be punching time clocks and this was definitely not punching time clocks. Singing in the dark photo

The Singers at the Buffalo Summer Institute

by Gary Powell

Buffalo, New York Singers

Top Row
Jennifer Waris, Patrick James, Jay Dref, Samantha Will, Jillian Ambrose, Barbara Levy Daniels, Danielle Calato
Middle Row
Colton Rudloff, Ashley Kate Alaimo, Kelly Warner, Collin Ranney, Samantha Taglienti, Katie Ralyea, Amanda Nagurney,
Bottom Row
Eva Burger, Caitlin Koch, Auria Fuentes, Chelsey Zimmerman, Rita Bella, Toni Silveri, Sarah Russell

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Ted Kryczko, Vice President of Product Development for Walt Disney Records, invited me to co-teach a class for singers at The Buffalo Summer Institute in Media Writing and Production in Buffalo, NY. The twenty-one singers pictured above showed up probably not knowing exactly what to expect from us. We, also, had no expectations about the level of talent that might show up.

by Gary Powell

Buffalo, New York Singers

Top Row
Jennifer Waris, Patrick James, Jay Dref, Samantha Will, Jillian Ambrose, Barbara Levy Daniels, Danielle Calato
Middle Row
Colton Rudloff, Ashley Kate Alaimo, Kelly Warner, Collin Ranney, Samantha Taglienti, Katie Ralyea, Amanda Nagurney,
Bottom Row
Eva Burger, Caitlin Koch, Auria Fuentes, Chelsey Zimmerman, Rita Bella, Toni Silveri, Sarah Russell

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Ted Kryczko, Vice President of Product Development for Walt Disney Records, invited me to co-teach a class for singers at The Buffalo Summer Institute in Media Writing and Production in Buffalo, NY. The twenty-one singers pictured above showed up probably not knowing exactly what to expect from us. We, also, had no expectations about the level of talent that might show up.