Help! My bucket is always full! Time Management for Musicians
This workshop generously sponsored by the Worcester Chapter of the AGO
Learn time-management techniques; psychological resistance tools for sticking with tasks; methods for hierarchical focus and top-down planning; how to trust that you have listed your project steps in order to accomplish them in due time; compensatory tactics to minimize task avoidance, subconscious deferral, and perfectionistic tendencies; how to match time of day (and moods) with the tasks best performed then; and how to unleash your creative spirit to produce happy collisions of ideas that offer fresh twists for composition/improvisation, programming, and marketing.
A lifelong juggler of careers and skills, Will Sherwood has navigated the superposition of demands from the corporate world (thirty years at DEC, Compaq, and Intel in Microprocessor Design engineering management), church music (fifty years), and his own businesses (graphic design, web/database design and hosting, and commercial photography). Balancing priorities of multiple professions and home life, he has accumulated techniques and perspectives to manage a plethora of simultaneous projects and to keep focus while creative impulses emerge all over the map. As an organist, he has performed in Europe and the United States, including as guest soloist with the Boston Pops. He is dean of the Worcester chapter of the American Guild of Organists, artistic director of Mechanics Hall Organ Series, and director of music at First Unitarian, Worcester for more than twenty-five years. An avid runner, vegetarian, and organic gardener, he always has many irons in the fire.