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Elizabeth Simcock

President, Make Music Madison in Madison, WI United States

Elizabeth Simcock has always been a musician. She traveled and performed for more than 15 years with the Madison-based Celtic vocal group Navan, and you can catch her most Wednesdays at Brocach. She sang very loudly to the Annie soundtrack as a kid in her living room. She bombed an audition for Children’s Theater of Madison singing Memory from Cats when she had never soloed with an accompanist. Now she is the board president for Make Music Madison which is coming into its 6th year. Here she has the honor of seeing brand new musicians of all ages take that first step to say, “I am a musician.”

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What is a Musician?

BY ELIZABETH SIMCOCK
@ VOL 24 ON NOV 09, 2017

Elizabeth Simcock wants to explore how we understand the word "musician." Musicians are powerful: picture people fawning over a lead singer on guitar. But musicians are also powerless: imagine the parent saying, "You're doing WHAT for a living?" Being a musician has a certain mystique that is captivating, even though the reality can be challenging in every way possible. But saying, "I am a musician." What does that really mean? Come along on a 20x20-second ride that may change the way you think of yourself.

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PAST VOL 24

Madison, WI @ Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center
Nov 09, 2017