Thank your muse!

Terpsichore, the muse of music

Terp­si­chore, the muse of music

Recently I posted about court­ing the per­form­ers who can help you have a suc­cess­ful career. This prompted one of my staunchest sup­ports — a muse, you might even say — to remind me that it is impor­tant to court your sup­port­ers, as well.

It’s no acci­dent that muse and music have the same root.¬†Composers need a muse to play things for and with whom to dis­cuss impor­tant ideas.¬†Teachers, men­tors, and col­leagues will talk the­ory. ¬†Com­posers need some­one to speak feel­ing, as well.¬†Composers needs some­one who speaks their emo­tional language.

Your muses need some acknowl­edg­ment now and then — so don’t for­get to thank your muse!

About Richard D. Russell

This was written by Richard D. Russell, New York City based composer of fine music.