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SCA Presents: Amy Denio: Tips for Survival as an Independent Musician

September 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm9:00 pm


Thursday, September 19
Doors: 7:00 pm

Tickets are available now!

Members: free
Non-members: $10

When she was 23, composer Amy Denio decided never to specialize. Since then she’s
focused on broadening her knowledge about the ‘industry’ of creating music.
Known as Seattle’s ‘avant goddess’, to date she has published nearly 500 pieces ranging
from pop songs to soundtrack music for dance, TV, film and theater – as a solo artist, for
sax quartet, Austrian chamber octet and the Berkeley Symphony.  She has taught
herself to play a variety of instruments,  developed skills as an audio engineer and
record producer, has become an award-winning chamber composer, founded her own
publishing company and record label, created LLCs for her music projects, and has
written dozens of grants for all kinds of creative projects.

Denio has played concerts and taught musical workshops solo and in collaboration with
international artists in festivals, clubs, squats, prisons, churches, sanctuaries, subways,
and inside abandoned buildings on 6 continents.

She will share her insights on how to survive and grow as an independent musician.  She
will speak about founding a publishing company and record label and the mechanics of
music distribution.  She will describe her experiences with networking, grant writing,
collaborating as a way to develop one’s expression, and surviving as a self-employed
musician. She will probably throw in a few stories and advice she's gleaned from her
varied and (often unorthodox) international tours.

Denio’s newest chamber work Truth Is Up For Grabs will be presented at the Chapel
Performance Space in Seattle on October 11 & 12, 2019. Composed for her 21-piece
orchestra, it is sponsored by the Seattle Composers Alliance and is funded in part by 4
Culture and the Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs.


September 19, 2019
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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Seattle Composers Alliance
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Seattle Film Institute Theater
3210 16th Ave West
Seattle, WA 98119 United States
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