Q. can CutTime® prepare our students, faculty and community for the new economy?


A. With the right attitude, the new economy presents exciting opportunities as well as frustrations for today’s music students. The paradox of the matter, while they have no control over the present, it is for them to decide what 21st-Century classical musicianship will become. Building on the public domain with a wide perspective informed by two decades in a major symphony orchestra, CutTime blends a commercial artist portfolio with a social mission to extend classical and symphonic music past the heavy doors into the popular culture ecosystem and many public settings. CutTime creates effective methods for connection and relevance, and for music students to become strategic info-tainers of new audiences.

CutTime Players Publishing offers a sheet music catalog of over 80 symphonic transcriptions, such as Till Eulenspiegel, and a dozen popular originals, such as Robinson’s Gitcha Groove On!. Orchestra music can surprise audiences just about anywhere now. The skill-sets required to create more surprise are becoming the arms by which cultural institutions can embrace broader audiences with intimacy & excellence. This is not the dumbing down the industry feared, rather the warming up newcomers want. Let music students connect their other friends with their inner passion and humor. We are in the inspiration business, which means developing hosting skills.