Violinist/Composer/Educator/Producer Christian Howes is joining the conversation Cue To Cue today! Christian is bringing his wealth of knowledge as an artist in this episode. He opens up about his journey to becoming one of the top jazz violinists in the world and shares his experiences in a way that is sure to give you the kick in the pants you need to inspire you to get going and move towards the life you imagine for yourself as an artist.

In this episode:

  • How to practice your craft more effectively 
  • How to define a vision for yourself as an artist
  • Why it is important to develop a habit of self-forgiveness to be more authentic and feel less pressure to people please.
  • How to create the opportunity for yourself as an artist in a short amount of time.
  • How crucial a skill set it is to learn how to sell and how to wrap your mind around this four letter word

Christian Howes: How To Define Your Vision, Set Goals As An Artist, And Get Paid!

by Chelsea Johnson | Cue to Cue

A little about Christian:   

Violinist, educator and composer, Christian Howes was voted #1 in the Downbeat Critics Poll (“Rising Stars/Violin”), named among the top three jazz violinists in the JazzTimes critics poll, and nominated for Violinist of the Year by the Jazz Journalist Association. He received the Residency Partner Award through Chamber Music America, earned a USArtists grant through the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, and was invited by the U.S. State Department to teach and perform as a cultural ambassador twice, in Ukraine and Montenegro.  His release on Resonance Records, “Southern Exposure” earned recognition in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Downbeat, Jazz Times, as well as a six-night run at Lincoln Center.  His release, “American Spirit” was named among the Best Jazz Albums of 2015″ by the Huffington Post. Howes is the founder of “Creative Strings“, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to expand music education through the creation of online curriculum, an annual summer conference, and dozens of visits to schools annually teaching improvisation, contemporary styles, and related subjects. He endorses Yamaha violins and D’Addario strings. at 

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