Summertime: Making plans for Focus, Fun, and Festivals

May 26, 2017, 9:08 AM · Well it is the end of the season. Schools are wrapping up, and orchestra seasons are winding down. For many musicians, this time either means some serious relaxing and recovering from all that craziness, OR gearing up for a summer festival, and maybe some of both. For others, it may mean staying home and working a job for a while.

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This time can be difficult to manage though without the external pressures of lessons, or concerts. If you drift for too long, the summer can pass you by without feeling like you got anything accomplished. So how do we stay focused, stay motivated, but still have some fun and maybe even pursue that romantic interest you’ve had your eye on.

Festival Time!

Here is an all-inclusive list of summer festivals in the US!

Things to Consider:

Summer Without Festivals

I can’t go to a summer festival this summer. What should I do to keep moving forward on my instrument?

These are all topics we explored in our most recent episode of the Per Service Podcast. We are 3 violinists (and one violist) who get together to talk about being musicians in this freelance economy. We strive to encourage and inspire other musicians by sharing our experiences and things we have struggled with.

You can listen to our conversation here:
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May 26, 2017 at 07:44 PM · Good advice , all around!

May 31, 2017 at 09:37 PM · List was mostly inclusive! Here's one more. Sorry I wish the link wasn't so long. Go to and mouse over the "Experiences" tab.

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