"A way to get classical musicians out of their little monastic cells and out into the world" - David Ciucevich
"When I had the breakthrough call with Stephen, I had just finished grad school, had no direction, and felt incredibly stuck and hopeless. All my plans had fallen through and I was back home living with my parents and working in a fall back of a fall back of a fall back job that I had really hoped to not end up in. I was exhausted, defeated, lacked purpose, and in general felt useless in a society with a skill that nobody cares for. After choosing to leave the tech industry, where I had money, purpose, and societal approval, to follow my passion, this really stung.
"Concert University helped to bring the purpose back in my life. I had previously struggled with finding purpose in pursuing music. I felt selfish for wanting to do something purely for my own enjoyment that society doesn't see a need or value in it. Working with Stephen during the course helped me to make the huge mindset shift to see the value in what we do and the whole new part of the world I have been previously blind to. The first concert I had set up using the Concert University system, I had the most fun ever in my life performing. I connected with the audience at an entirely different level and found the thing that drew me into pursuing music in the first place. I went from having zero clues on how to set up concerts to not only successfully setting up and pulling off a concert, but also making money and building a community all at the same time.
"Personally, I'm far more at ease knowing how much control I have in my career. I don't have to wait for the stars to line up for the magical connection or the gig or the audition that's going to help me "make it". I'm at peace knowing there are different, far more sane and lucrative paths available to classical musicians than chasing after crumbs of crumbling institutions. I'm so glad I took the leap when I did instead of waiting to think about it."
Minsun - Flute
At the Concert University we know that you want to be a classical music performer that makes a good income.
In order to do that, you need to understand the steps to building a profitable performing career that work.
The problem is, you were never taught this stuff in school which makes you feel angry, frustrated and like you were left behind.
We believe that the world needs more classical musicians performing live and getting paid well to do so. We understand the frustration of running around in circles not knowing the answers. This is why Conductor Composer Stephen P Brown created the Concert University, to teach musicians just like you how to build a performing career and get paid well to do it.
Here’s how we do it: 1. Decide if your performing career is heading in the direction you want it to, 2. If not, book a Breakthrough Session to identify what's holding you back, 3. Enroll into your dream career and lifestyle, 4. Show up, do the work and celebrate as your career blossoms.
So register right away for our next online presentation outlining the five strategies musicians use every day to perform more than 10 times a month.
It's time you stopped wondering what the next step is, and instead start building the career of your dreams.
"I didn’t know what sorts of venues I should approach or how to start conversations with them. After enrolling in Concert University, I booked the single most enjoyable concert I’ve ever performed, and absolutely turned a new chapter in my performing career. It shocks me to think of what kind of gig I was chasing just 2 months ago!"
Edwin - Guitar
"Before taking the CU beginner course, I was confused, ashamed, and felt helpless about not having the career that I wanted. I had this talent and gift I wanted to share with the world and I felt like a failure for not being able to figure out a way to do it effectively and make money. I felt I was at the mercy of organizations who had the power to hire me and that I had no independent way of building a career.
After taking this course, I gave a solo recital for the first time in almost 10 years. It brought back joy to my practicing sessions because I am practicing music that I want to perform! I had only given 3 solo recitals in my life: one for undergrad and two for grad school. Now, I am performing multiple solo recitals a month and I am making money and building fans while doing it!
CU brought back a sense of empowerment and self-respect that were lacking in my life. I now know I am the captain of my own destiny!"
Hannah - Soprano
"I had been struggling for years to meet the right people, hoping to be on their minds at the right time when the right gig came along. It wasn't doing much for my performance career.
The Concert University program gave me the fundamentals of a unique framework for a business model that helped me take control of my performance career.
If you are looking for a system that puts you in control of your performance success, there is no other program I know of like Concert University."
Celicia - Flute
We believe a performing career should be enjoyable and profitable, even if there's a little marketing involved (and we'll help you filter out what works and what doesn't).
We don't believe in gimmicks or one-and-done special projects. We believe in creating opportunities that are so enjoyable, you'll have no trouble finding audiences who will come back for more time and time again.
Simply put, we believe in giving you the tools to build a profitable performing career.
College helped you develop your craft.
It’s now time to focus on your career.
We give you the education that Education can’t give.
Strategies that are designed to transform your lifestyle right away
Producing Income Turn your classical music performances into a six figure income, even if that sounds ridiculously out of reach.
Building a Fan Club Perform the exact music you want, for the people you want, who pay what you want.
Premium Rate Gigs Stop running from one low-paying gig to another and teaching, just to pay the bills.
Repertoire you like so you don’t get bored but you also don’t lose days and days practicing music you don’t like.
Effective Marketing without blogging, tweeting, SEO, videos, and all the stuff you really don’t want to do.
Taking Ownership Having complete control over where you perform, who with, who for, and for how much, will transform your lifestyle.
Celebrity Status You are the local expert, the authority who brings the light of classical music into people’s lives.
Financial Freedom Your income depends on much more than what others can afford or are willing to pay.
Earn more work less What to do with the extra time? Visit far-off cultures, brew beer, run for office, build a cabin...
Stay Focused You’ll rediscover and revel in the JOY that music gave you when you first started performing.
"Before I knew about Concert University, I was taking every gig I could get. Some of them were either for free or for very little money. I was trying to convince people that my music will make a difference and I was almost always turned away with the remark “there is no future in classical music” which was bringing my confidence down. Mr. Brown’s course changed my life. It really opened up my eyes and made me realize that my dreams are possible. I felt some relief which made me start to feel better about myself. I took all of Mr. Brown’s advice and it works!!!! I am starting to make a lot more money than I was before and I am starting to create a huge fan base. People come to my concerts not knowing what to expect, and I send them home with a smile on their faces and asking for more. Now my confidence level is much higher. The difference I am seeing already is unbelievable. I so wish I found out about the Concert University program years ago. For those of you who are considering taking this course, do it. You will not regret it. I think all classical musicians should take this course." Kyle - Violin
Success is hard. We coached every one of our clients through fear, overwhelm, and challenges to find success. Your performing career is different, therefore your results will be different. If you are looking to “get rich quick” or “get rich easy” please look elsewhere.