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Adam Rapa Describes the Perfect Gig, His Worst Moment as a Performer, Channeling Anxiety into Energy, and Much More.
Episode 427th February 2022 • Trumpet Dynamics • James Newcomb
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What you're about to hear is an interview I did in 2017 with Adam Rapa. Adam's the founder of Lotus Trumpets, which launched just a few weeks after he and I recorded this interview. In fact, I was able to help out with some of the logistics relate to the launch at the ITG conference in Hershey, PA, and I recount some of those memories with an actionable lesson halfway through this episode.

**This interview was part of a series of interviews I did in the spring and summer of 2017 I called "Secrets of the Musical Mind. The archives of the entire series can be heard on my mobile app. Visit https://jamesnewcombontrumpet.com or https://trumpetdynamics.com for information on how to download the app and listen to the entire series!

In this episode, you'll hear:

-Introduction to Adam (2017)...04:00

-Argentinian music described...07:00

-Adam's "worst moment" as a performer....10:05

-How Adam defines "failure" as a performer...14:25

-Reconciling personal and audience expectations...18:15

-"Make Yourself Useful"...22:15

-What Adam is doing 5 minutes before a performance...28:30

-The best performance advice Adam's ever received...29:45

-Advice for dealing with stage fright...31:40

-Adam's "dream performance"...36:20

-And much more...

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Click here to read Adam's bio

Lotus Trumpets

Clarinet Concerto No. 2 featuring Adam Rapa and the Belgian Brass

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