Earlier this week as I watched an inspiring Fireside Chat with Rita McGrath, guest Dorie Clark said something that resonated with this time in the music community:
“When it comes to reinvention and trying to pick up the pieces when the thing you wanted to do is no longer a possibility...you want to look for adjacencies, right? You have been aiming at something, you’ve been training for something. The good news is the skills that you have been developing are transferable.”
As traditional live performances in concert halls ground to a halt last year, musicians were forced to get creative. Many of the results have been extraordinary and uplifting.
Special shoutout to my friend Naomi Steckman, who is using her transferable skills as an orchestral musician to launch a new concert series! Beyond the Bounds fills a need for connection and healing by bringing music, nature, and people together virtually, and eventually outdoors. Each concert will be themed around the seasons and focused on connection and decreasing isolation during this challenging time.
Check out the first performance on February 28th, and take a moment to think about your strengths and skills that can propel you to the next stage of your life journey.
Dr. Grace Bauson has always loved music, and has an ever evolving interest in learning about people, nature, intentional living, and who knows what next! Her ponderings on the connections between music and other passions are humbly submitted in this blog.