Medical Exams – Episode #27
Contact us if you have questions about medical exams.
Last minute preparations – Episode #26
This episode is an important pre-departure talk you should listen to before you leave home to join your first ship. In this episode, I mention the travel check list which you can find here.
To Interpret Or Not To Interpret – Podcast Episode #25
You may have read our article with the same title here. I realized that this is a complex topic and that a podcast episode may help to discuss this a bit more in depth. Hope you enjoy it.
What it means to be professional – Episode 24
In this episode I’ll talk a little bit about what it means to be professional. It’s an important topic and I would love to hear from you if you have any comments. Below is a link to the PDF I mentioned during the podcast.
3 Tips To A Better Orchestra Audition – Episode 23
In episode 23 of “Music On Cruise Ships”, I’ll talk about three issues that I see repeatedly during auditions for the orchestra positions on ships. Learning how not to make these mistakes may make you more successful with any of your upcoming auditions.
Interview with a Cruise Director – Episode 22
I’m especially excited about this episode because we’ll get to look at music jobs on cruise ships from the perspective of a Cruise Director. I have recorded a conversation with Karen, Cruise Director with several cruise lines, whom I had the chance to work with a couple of years ago. Enjoy the podcast.
If you have questions about anything, feel free to contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone number at 450-714-0964.
Karen, thank you very much for your help with this episode.
Cover Bands – An Interview – Episode 21
In this 21st episode of our podcast “Music on cruise ships” I’ll discuss the details of a cover bands’ job with bandleader Tim Redman. You’ll get insider tips on repertoire, equipment, life on a ship and much more. Feel free to contact us with questions via email at email@example.com or via phone at 450-714-0964.
Thanks Tim for your help.
Interview with a saxophone player – Episode 20
Sax players face a couple of unique challenges on cruise ships such as having to double on flute and clarinet, packing their instruments so that they make it to the ship safely and more. Rob Pratt, a friend, client and saxophone player was nice enough to record a conversation with me about these challenges. Rob had great insights to share about his experiences, insights that might even be of benefit to those that aren’t even looking to be a part of the orchestra.
Interview with a guitar/vocalist – Episode 19
In the coming weeks I’ll be posting interviews with some of our clients and friends that work on cruise ships. This way you’ll get some first hand accounts on what these gigs are all about.
Today, I’ll talk to George Adams, a guitar/vocalist who has recently added cruise ship gigs to his successful land-based career. He’ll tell us about his first gig on a cruise ship. You can learn more about George and listen to his music on his page on Reverb Nation.
Here’s my conversation with him.
Orchestra Auditions – Trumpet & Trombone – Episode 18
I had previously mentioned that I would post separate episodes for trumpet and trombone, but given that these procedures are so similar, I’ve lumped them together into one podcast.
To find all podcast episodes, click on the podcast link to the right or go to the podcast page on our main site.
Orchestra Auditions – Saxophone, Flute & Clarinet – Episode 17
Today we’ll take a closer look at the orchestra auditions for saxophone players. For your convenience I’ve listed below all the recent podcast episodes about auditions.
Orchestra Auditions – Drums – Episode 16
In this episode we’ll talk about the audition procedure for those drummers looking to be a part of the orchestra on ships. If you play a different instrument and would like to audition, check the list below to find the right episode for you to listen to. Don’t forget that we have a number of episodes dedicated to life on ships, becoming a musical director and more.
Orchestra Auditions – Bass – Episode 15
In episode 15 of our podcast “Music on Cruise Ships” we’ll talk about the audition for bass players looking to be a part of the orchestras on ships.
Orchestra Auditions – Guitar – Episode 14
In episode 14 we’re looking at the audition procedure for those guitarists that are looking to be a part of the orchestra on cruise ships.
Auditions – Orchestra Pianists – Episode 13
In this episode we’ll discuss the auditions for pianists interested in being a part of the orchestra on cruise ships. Note: If you are interested in a position as solo entertainer or with your band, you should listen to Episode 11 and 12.
Auditions – Solo Entertainers and Bands – Episode 12
This is episode 12 of my podcast “Music on Cruise Ships” and we’ll outline the details of the audition procedure for solo entertainers, such as cocktail pianists, piano vocalists, guitar soloists and guitar vocalists, bands of all sizes, classical ensembles and headliners.
Don’t forget that you can find more answers on our forum. You can also call us at 1-888-714-0964 (or 1-450-714-0964) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Auditions Revisited – Episode 11
I’ve decided to add a couple of Episodes to my podcasts to give you more details on the various audition procedures we have in place. More episodes to be posted in the coming days.
Solo Entertainers, Ensembles & Bands – Episode 10
Music On Cruise Ships Podcast – Episode 10
In this episode I’ll talk about a couple of important topics concerning solo entertainers, ensembles and bands.
The Musical Director – Interview – Episode 9
Music On Cruise Ships Podcast – Episode 9
Today we’ll talk to our special guest Kenton Drover about his experiences as Musical Director.
Advantages & Disadvantages – Episode 8
Music on Cruise Ships Podcast – Episode 8
Today we’ll look at some of the advantages and disadvantages of music jobs at sea. Enjoy.
The Musical Director – Episode 7
Music On Cruise Ships Podcast – Episode 7
In Episode 7 we’re taking a closer look at the “Musical Director” position on cruise ships. A second episode on this subject will be posted soon and will consist of an interview with a Musical Director.
Rules and Regulations – Episode 6
Music on Cruise Ships Podcast – Episode 6
Today we’ll be looking at some of the Rules and Regulations some of these cruise lines put in place and that you as a musician will have to adhere to.
Day in the life of a cruise ship musician – Episode 5
Music on Cruise Ships Podcast – Episode 5
Hi. In this episode we’ll look at a typical day in the life of a cruise ship musician.
Auditions – Episode 4
Music On Cruise Ships Podcast – Episode 4
In this 4th Episode, I’m covering the audition procedures and the skills and qualities you need to possess as a musician to be successful.
Myths & Misconceptions 2 – Episode 3
Music On Cruise Ships Podcast – Episode 3
In this episode we continue our discussion about myths and misconceptions that may keep some musicians from giving this career a go.
Myths & Misconceptions 1 – Episode 2
Music On Cruise Ships Podcast – Episode 2
In this second episode of our podcast, we’ll talk about some myths & misconceptions that may keep some musicians from embarking on a new career on cruise ships.