The Jazz Musician Intensive 2018 - Creating and selling your music

The Jazz Musician Intensive
Wed Jun 27 10:30am
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Free admission - open to the public

Co-lead by Vivian Barclay (Warner Chappell) and Kris Maddigan (composer, Cuphead), this clinic covers working with studios and record labels; composing for various media platforms (jingles, TV, movies, video games); and licensing. Mark Micklethwaite facilitates.

Jazz Musician Intensive clinics are free and open to the public. The 2018 Jazz Musician Intensive is generously supported by Long & McQuade, the Asper Foundation and the Ken Page Memorial Trust.

Developing the next generation of musicians goes beyond providing performance opportunities: in order to have the best chance at future success, musicians must understand what it means, in broad terms, to be a member of the music industry – beyond mastering their instrument. An understanding of the business of music – building a brand, marketing strategy, networking, manufacturing and licensing – are vital to a musician’s long-term viability, especially given today’s rapidly changing digital and online landscapes.

The Jazz Musician Intensive - a new initiative for the 2018 TD Toronto Jazz Festival - seeks to support developing musicians through two streams of activity: a series of daily clinics covering a variety of topics related to the wider music industry; and a series of daily rehearsals, ultimately culminating in a performance on an official TD Toronto Jazz Festival stage.

Kristofer Maddigan is a percussionist, drummer and Juno nominated composer based in Toronto, Canada. Principal percussionist of the National Ballet of Canada Orchestra, Kris also performs regularly with a wide range of groups including The Toronto Symphony Orchestra, The National Arts Center Orchestra, The Hannaford Street Silver Band, The Esprit Orchestra, The Toronto Concert Orchestra, The Thunder-Bay Symphony, A Fantastica Batteria, and the Devah Quartet. Kris also works with numerous jazz, theatre and new music groups around the city.

Kris received his Artist’s Diploma in percussion from the prestigious Glenn Gould School at the Royal Conservatory of Music in 2009, where he studied with Toronto Symphony members John Rudolph and David Kent. Kris has also pursued private study with such prestigious artists as Jim Blackley, Terry Clarke, as well as many others both in Canada and Internationally.

As a composer, Kris contributed music for the "My Virtual Dream" project which premiered at Toronto’s Nuit Blanche in 2013, and composed the soundtrack for the award winning video game "Cuphead", released to widespread acclaim on X-Box One, Windows 10 and Steam in 2017.

Vivian is the General Manager of Warner/Chappell Music Canada. She is a classically-trained musician with a degree in Radio & Television from Ryerson University. Experienced in radio, artist management, publicity, and promotion, she has composed music for television commercials and won awards for her film sound production and digital audio editing talents. At Warner/Chappell, she works with a diverse roster of songwriters, including Jully Black, Producer Lantz, Barenaked ladies and Michael Bernard Fitzgerald, and is also responsible for the administration of the 200-year-old company’s global catalogue, which includes George and Ira Gershwin, Radiohead, Kendrick Lamar, Beyonce, Jay -Z, Michael Bublé and Party Next Door. Vivian currently sits on the Boards of the Canadian Music Publishers Association (CMPA), CMRRA, and SOCAN. Vivian is also active in community development projects Habitat for Humanity and Food for the poor.