Episode 14

Kristin Sponcia: On Being a Pianist and Vocalist, Jazz Composition and Improvisation

Published on: 8th September, 2022

On this episode, Nick O’Brien talks with pianist and vocalist Kristin Sponcia! She talks about her beginnings going to Milwaukee High School of the arts and how she got into Jazz! She shares her transition from teaching to performing, as well as tips on conquering performance anxiety. As a performer, composer, arranger, and educator, Kristin stresses the importance of uplifting women in these fields - especially in jazz.

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The Musician's Venture
Lessons learned via backstories
TMV is a podcast focused on lessons learned via the musician’s backstory, as well as building successful careers in the business. Host Nick O’Brien interviews artists/industry experts, and WMV Founder Allison Emm occasionally contributes – offering insights based on events Wisconsin Music Ventures has produced. This podcast is available on iTunes, Spotify, and most other listening platforms. Theme music was composed and performed by WMV member musician Mike Neumeyer.

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