Many ensembles serve excellent concerts & workshops. CutTime’s qualities cut deeper:

  • Blending famous symphonic works with fun and key listening insights for newcomers
  • Hosting off-the-cuff or scripted, we explain the sport of classical music
  • Validating tonality and romantic expression using urban dance grooves in new works
  • Offering unique special and holiday programs (Valentines, MLK, Devil’s Night, Xmas)
  • Creating curiosity by answering unspoken questions (What makes music classical?)
  • Sharing dozens of effective analogies for newcomers to listen into music
  • Dialing between refined vs. raw values in performance and using them strategically
  • Inserting symphonic music amplified into popular bars, restaurants, clubs & outdoors
  • Bringing our own amplification system, good up to 3,000 sq. ft.
  • Reaching eagerly into black and Latino neighborhoods with the why and how
  • Audiences can participate on toy percussion to bring them into the center of music
  • Preparing newcomers for the habits of the concert hall and how they maximize impact
  • Spot interviews with questions aimed at translating the value of fine art music
  • Giving a quick overview of key ideas and tech that make this music tradition classical 
  • Inspiring new attitudes and sheet music for musicians to create bold initiatives


Even playing through party noise, CutTime makes real art work to cut classical loose from some of its sacred rituals, while explaining those rituals for maximizing music’s impact.

CutTime began sharing its music in 1998, launching CutTime Players Publishing with a sheet music catalog of ten transcriptions. That catalog has grown to 90+ items. Orchestras across America can now
fit an orchestra in classrooms, churches and small halls.