What you're about to hear is an interview I did in 2017 with Adam Rapa. Adam's the founder of Lotus Trumpets, which launched just a few weeks after he and I recorded this interview. In fact, I was able to help out with some of the logistics relate to the launch at the ITG conference in Hershey, PA, and I recount some of those memories with an actionable lesson halfway through this episode.
**This interview was part of a series of interviews I did in the spring and summer of 2017 I called "Secrets of the Musical Mind. The archives of the entire series can be heard on my mobile app. Visit https://jamesnewcombontrumpet.com (https://jamesnewcombontrumpet.com) or https://trumpetdynamics.com (https://trumpetdynamics.com) for information on how to download the app and listen to the entire series!
In this episode, you'll hear:
-Introduction to Adam (2017)...04:00
-Argentinian music described...07:00
-Adam's "worst moment" as a performer....10:05
-How Adam defines "failure" as a performer...14:25
-Reconciling personal and audience expectations...18:15
-"Make Yourself Useful"...22:15
-What Adam is doing 5 minutes before a performance...28:30
-The best performance advice Adam's ever received...29:45
-Advice for dealing with stage fright...31:40
-Adam's "dream performance"...36:20
-And much more...
Click https://www.adamrapa.com/bio (here) to read Adam's bio
https://www.adamrapa.com/lotus (Lotus Trumpets)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPV7SwpDNVc (Clarinet Concerto No. 2 featuring Adam Rapa and the Belgian Brass)
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