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Teaching Jazz in The Schools During COVID-19

Teaching Jazz in The Schools During COVID-19

Kelly Clingan photo by Michael Craft and Scott Brown photo by Daniel Sheehan. How will Seattle area jazz band directors teach music this fall, with band rooms shuttered and ensemble music almost completely impossible? That’s the question Earshot posed to five...
COVID-19 Impact on Teaching Artists

COVID-19 Impact on Teaching Artists

Neil Welch image courtesy of the artist COVID-19 has had profound effects on our community since our first community survey in March, 2020. We understand many performing artists are also private music instructors and teaching artists within education centers. We sent...
COVID-19 Impact on Seattle Jazz Community Survey Responses

COVID-19 Impact on Seattle Jazz Community Survey Responses

We know the mounting concern around COVID-19 has already had profound effects on our community that will continue to be felt for a long time to come. Below are a selection of survey responses, offering individual experiences and recommendations for how the public can...
Worker Advocacy

Worker Advocacy

Original artwork by Reed Olsen. By Nate Omdal As the effects of COVID-19 continue to force a near total cancelation of the ways most musicians earn a living, many of us find ourselves without answers going forward. To make matters worse, many musician workers will not...
The Health of the Musical Ecosystem

The Health of the Musical Ecosystem

Kate Olson photo by Daniel Sheehan. By Kate Olson When I was a high school saxophonist, eagerly applying to college music programs, a private instructor said to me, “If there’s anything else [other than music] you could do with your life…you should do that...

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