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Performance, Forgiveness, and the Art of Self-Care

Performance, Forgiveness, and the Art of Self-Care

…It is critical that we take care of ourselves and allow ourselves to be pleased with imperfect performances; after all, there is no such thing as a perfect performance! The goal is to strive for perfection, to get as close as we can, and then share the perfectly imperfect result with our fellow-travelers. In so doing, we learn a valuable lesson in self-forgiveness and self-care which is crucial to longevity in the music career…

Squad Goals

Squad Goals

How do you start a new music ensemble from scratch? I don't pretend to have all the answers but I enjoyed contributing my "piece of the map" to the conversation. 

The "F" Word

The "F" Word

In the summer of 2016, I sat down with Jon Lim to discuss the most controversial word in the English language: failure.

Jordan Randall Smith is the Music Director of Symphony Number One.