Join us for this dynamic conversation with Trudy Chan from Black Tea Music, we’ll discuss various aspects of artist management—what to consider and what to expect when seeking a manager, the difference between a manager and a personal assistant, and how to tell if hiring an artistic manager is right for you.
Trudy Chan formed Black Tea Music after gaining decades of experience in music publishing and many other music-related activities. Originally from Hong Kong, she worked for many years at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and the University of Hong Kong where she received the first of her two Master’s Degrees (in musicology) in 1999. From 2004 to 2015, Trudy worked in the promotion department of Boosey & Hawkes, an international music publisher whose roster of composers includes John Adams, Louis Andriessen, Anna Clyne, Paquito D’Rivera, Brett Dean, David Del Tredici, James MacMillan, Steven Mackey, Meredith Monk, Steve Reich, Ned Rorem, and Christopher Rouse–with all of whom she has personally worked in activities ranging from catalog promotion to securing commissions. For the past twelve years, Trudy has participated in the annual conferences of Chamber Music America and the League of American Orchestras, and also regularly attends convenings of the American Choral Directors Association, Chorus America, Conductors Guild, Gaudeamus Music Week, the International Society for the Performing Arts, the International Association of Music Information Centres, the International Society for Contemporary Music, the Music Publishers Association, and OPERA America. In addition to her work on behalf of composers and new music behind the scenes, Trudy also actively performs as a keyboardist (both piano and harpsichord) in solo, chamber, and orchestral music, most notably as part of the Cheah Chan Duo which she formed in 2009 with vocalist Phillip Cheah. When she is not engaged in musical activities, Trudy passionately cooks recipes from a wide range of international cuisines. (She has more than 700 cookbooks at home.) She also loves to drink black tea.
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