When we are wanting to create a portfolio, we want to be creating something that highlights not only your accomplishments but also your personality. This is hard to do. Early on in my early career, I dreamt of teaching at a University, but at the same time being able to pursue my creative pursuits freely. It had always been a type of juggling act in being able to share the world my interests in academia, but also my creative pursuits. Look at some things you will want to consider when creating a portfolio that highlights these seemingly opposite aspects of what it means to be a hybrid academic and artist.
The final piece of advice that I would give is to embrace this part of you as a hybrid academic and creative. Leonard Bernstein, one of my heroes from childhood, was known for his work as a conductor, composer, and pianist; he was also an academic and educator through his Young Person’s Concerts. To build audiences was to engage them in not only providing the most beautiful performances but also being able to share with them, in a language that they can understand, why music is important to have in our lives. If you want to learn more about finding ways to develop your hybrid academic & artistic portfolio, schedule a free consultation today at The Modern Artist Project!
Kristine Dizon is a multi-faceted performer, teacher, writer, author, linguist, and entrepreneur. She is Founder & CEO of the Music & Language Learning Center, The Modern Artist Project and co-founder of the Gran Canaria International Clarinet Festival and American Single Reed Summit. She is an artist for Uebel Clarinets and Silverstein Works. Learn more at www.kristinedizon.com.