Lindsay Brazell

Music Educator and Creative Professional

4 Tips for Creative People Seeking Creative Careers – Do Your Homework

This is the second post of a series entitled, “4 Tips for Creative People Seeking Creative Careers.”  Each tip will be listed on the home post as they are presented. Grab a cup of coffee and let’s begin!   If a student is going to end up with a good grade at the end of the year, […]

4 Tips for Creative People Seeking Creative Careers – Build An Online Portfolio

This is the first post of a series entitled, “4 Tips for Creative People Seeking Creative Careers.”  Each tip will be listed on the home post as they are presented. Grab a cup of coffee and let’s begin!   Every profession requires an impressive resume, but as creators, we need to develop a portfolio of […]

New Series – 4 Tips for Creative People Seeking Creative Careers

This is a post series of tips for any creative artist or person looking to start or maintain a creative career! Each tip will help you prepare for any opportunities coming your way, as well as aid your marketability in your creative community. These tips are also tailored for people seeking to further their creative […]

Interview for Expressions Newsletter

A couple weeks ago I was asked to do an interview for an alumni feature story in the quarterly newsletter, Expressions, a publication by the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts at Clemson University. It was great to reflect on my time at Clemson and share how it has shaped me as a musician and […]

A Response to the film “Class Act” (2007)

I had to watch this film for my Arts in Education class and write a response…so I thought I’d share! You can find the Hulu link at the bottom. I suggest watching it when you have an hour and a half to kill! 🙂 Upon searching for Class Act on the Google, I came across […]

Spring Hoarding? 4 Things Graduate Students in Music Education Should Keep

While it may be time for us to do some spring cleaning, there are some things that graduate students in music education should hold on to for a while! Here is a short list: 1. State and National Standards Print a copy, or save a PDF on your computer! It will become a valuable easy […]

What I Learned from “Bossypants” and Why Everyone Should Read It

I am a huge fan of Tina Fey. My goal in life is to essentially be her and live her life, just without the high profile celebrity status and the TV stardom. She’s funny, she’s great at her craft, and she’s as real as they come, and that’s all I really want in my life […]

The Audio Engineer – A Jack of All Trades

After a really great recording session this week, I’ve been reflecting on what makes a good audio engineer and what skills they possess. I’ve had the opportunity to work with some great engineers who aren’t with major studios or production companies, who continue to improve and learn their craft on their own and provide quality […]

4 Things That Every Performing Arts Major Should Have When They Graduate

As a recent graduate with a performing arts degree, I have been reflecting on the topics covered in my seminar classes at Clemson University while I wait to see if I’ll be a grad student in the fall, or if I’ll be joining the Olympic Job Search Team with the rest of my classmates. I’ve […]

The Power and Purpose of an Ensemble

Happy Independence Day, my friends! I have been pondering the idea of “ensemble” lately, probably due to my fascination with ensemble work. Now, I don’t necessarily mean organized performance ensembles, such as school choirs or community groups, because I certainly consider my recent involvement with #MusEdChat as ensemble work as well. So I pose these […]