About this project
What is Clarineat?
Clarineat is a free blog and podcast hosted by Canadian clarinetist Sean Perrin. It is enjoyed in over 50 countries around the world, and is followed by over 5000 people across social media.
Since its inception (just 11 months ago!) over 40 episodes of the show have been produced. Featured guests include some of the most promitent clarinetists of our time such as Martin Frost, Michael Norsworthy, Michael Lowenstern, Lori Freedman, Harry Sparnaay, and many more.
Featured manufacturers have included Legere Reeds, Etymotic Research, D'Addario Woodwinds, and more.
Each episode features an exciting giveaway. Past giveaways have ranged from signed CDs and books from artists, to an entire clarinet from Backun Musical Services!
For more information and to check out the free content, please see www.clarineat.com
Midwest Clinic is the largest event of its kind in the world. I'll be able to see an unbelievable selection of new products, meet some of the best manufacturers and artists in the industry, and attend clinics and presentations with people like Anthony McGill of the New York Philharmonic!
What will come of the trip?
My goal is:
- make connections with as many people in the industry as possible
- Conduct on location, live events for backers daily
- If possible, record interviews on site
- Produce FREE content (podcasts, blog posts, reviews, live broadcasts) about the event for months to come
What's the budget look like?
But... can you pull this off?
Since Clarineat's inception in 2016 I've already taken the show on the road FOUR times at personal expense and with fantastic results:
1) Penticton, British Columbia, Canada: Interview clarinet master Peter Spriggs at his home
2) Montreal, Quebec, Canada: interview with the legendary Lori Freedman (unreleased... soon!)
2) Lawrence, Kansas, USA: Attend ClarinetFest 2016. Made DOZENS of connections and will still producing content from this trip for months to come.
4) Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada: Toured Backun Musical Services facility. Two interviews came directly from this trip with more artist connections sure to come! Best giveaway EVER came from this trip as well thanks to the Backun team!
Each one of these trips resulted in the fostering of priceless connections, and sparked the idea for many hours of free content for the clarinet community that has been enjoyed in over 50 countries around the world.
Why do you need funding?
After doing so much travel at personal expense this year, I simply can't afford a 4th trip. I really want to bring the most value I can to the clarinet community through my show, and I'm reaching out to the listeners for a little help!
If only one third of social media followers gave $1 I could go on this trip and bring HOURS of free content for all.
5$: Access to Clarineat Community and Live Videos!
Every day I'll be posting 5 minute updates to the Clarineat community. Get access to this and ALL the free content generated from the trip for only 5$
$20: Access to Clarineat Backstage,Extended Videos, and Stickers!
50$: Call from Clarineat Host Sean Perrin and his "Dreamsongs" CD
You'll receive a 30 minute Skype call from Clarineat host Sean Perrin to chat about whatever you like, or even have a lesson! The choice is yours. You'll also receive a copy of Sean's latest album "Dreamsongs."
100$: Be featured in a Backers-Only Episode, and Get a Clarineat T-Shirt!
Be featured for up to 15 minutes to talk about your life as a clarinetist, what it is you do, what you like about the podcast, or whatever you like! You'll also get a Clarineat T-shirt in any style, colour, and size you like.
250$: Be featured in a full-length Episode of the Podcast!
Get your clarinet story heard in over 50 countries around the world. Be interviewed by Clarineat host Sean Perrin and hear your professionally edited and recorded podcast episode on iTunes afterwards to share with friends and family!
500$: Share Music Education with Schools in Need
Clarineat host Sean Perrin will teach five 2-hour music workshops to local schools in need, or you may select the school of your choice. (Must be in Calgary, Alberta).
Band teachers, you can even use these for your own school if you wish! Also includes all other reward levels and Clarienat stickers for the whole class.
Thank you SO MUCH for your support!
Please help me make this trip happen! I want nothing more than to keep creating the best content I possibly can for the clarinet community that can be enjoyed by thousands of clarinetists all over the world!
Your support means so much to me and I promise I'll do the very best I can to produce the most content I possible can from this trip!
Host and Founder
Risks and challenges
There are very few risks involved with this project. If funding is reached, the trip will occur and I'll get straight to work doing what I do every day for the show!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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