Erin Barra: LifeLong Learning, Creating Musical Moments from Chaos, and the Anti-To Do List - Progressions: Success in the Music Industry

Episode 7

Published on:

18th Nov 2020

Erin Barra: LifeLong Learning, Creating Musical Moments from Chaos, and the Anti-To Do List

Our guest this week is producer, songwriter, tech educator, entrepreneur, and activist Erin Barra. Currently Erin is the Director of Popular Music at Arizona State University. Prior to that she wrote multiple courses for Berklee Online and worked as an associate professor at their campus in Boston for several years. We discuss the importance of being a lifelong learner, understanding your personal narrative, and how learning music can be the skeleton key to unlocking your full potential. She is passionate about empowering her students through music and technology and fights to be sure that all people have equal access to the opportunity to learn.

In this episode, we'll dig in on...

  • Transitioning from artist to educator by accident
  • Understanding your Personal Narrative
  • Creating musical moments from chaos
  • The anti-todo list
  • Life-Long Learning
  • Technology Justice
  • In person vs online learning
  • Ableton Live

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Guest: Erin Barra

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Progressions: Success in the Music Industry
Host Travis Ference chats with music producers, engineers, mixers, artists, musicians, and songwriters about the tips, tricks, mindsets, and ideas that helped them define their careers.
Conversations exploring creativity, productivity, and career growth in the music industry. Join in each week as Travis sits down with some of the industryโ€™s best and brightest to discuss the mindsets and strategies that they use in their careers every day.
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Travis Ference

Travis Ference is a Grammy nominated mixer, producer, and recording engineer based out of Los Angeles, CA. With over a decade of experience in the music business he has worked on multiple #1 albums, several top 10's, numerous RIAA platinum and gold certified records, as well as hit TV shows and blockbuster films. His work can be heard on more than 15 million albums sold and billions streams worldwide.

The inspiration for his podcast came from his journey over the last 5 years to redefine what success is for him, to take control of his time, and to ultimately live the life he wants while making the records he loves.