Published August 3, 2023 by Rebecca McDaniel | Share this post!
Where are you from?
I am from Saratoga, CA (about 1 hour south of San Francisco)
What is one thing about yourself that you want everyone to know?
I put the milk in the bowl before the cereal
A link to something about you (website, video, post, etc.)
Check out my YouTube channel, I will be sharing a pretty cool project there in a few weeks! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXyYbZgxbDPGIxRzoBQfQAg
What are you up to these days?
When did you intern with TCP?
From June 5th – 23rd, 2023.
How did you connect with TCP?
Through the Institute for Music Leadership at Eastman
Did you gain anything from the internship that you’d like to share?
I learned a lot about the diverse day-to-day operations of an arts non-profit and what challenges these types of organizations face in the short and long terms. This gives me a lot more context for what a career in this field might look like.
What else did you do while you were interning?
I saw Wait Wait, Don’t Tell Me (big fan), ate a few hot dogs (also big fan), went to the Art Institute (highly recommend), took an architecture boat tour (also highly recommend), and I had my catalytic converter stolen (would not recommend).
Did you leave a legacy or mark on the organization that you’re particularly proud of?
I felt really good about the contributions I made to the recording sessions for this year’s Currents Creative Partners. I also enjoyed working with Rebecca and Sean on marketing materials and organizational inefficiencies.
The Currents concert at Constellation was really really cool. It felt really good to be a part of something that exciting and interesting!
A GIF or YouTube link that sums up your experience with TCP?
If you were a cartoon character, who would you be?
Perry the Platypus
A funny or embarrassing story from the internship?
During the recording session for one of the Creative Currents Partnership pieces I was operating a gimbal for some close ups of the ensemble playing, but for some reason the camera was acting up. I ended up getting so distracted by trying to fix the camera that I tilted the gimbal too far and it started beeping in the middle of a take! Fortunately we had already gotten enough material by then and everyone was super understanding, but it was definitely a scary moment.