Airing on March 28, 2021 at 10am Pacific / 1pm Eastern Time.
Guest Liza Grossman - Season 3 Episode 7
My special guest this week, Liza Grossman, has a very inspiring story about her path guided by the purpose of her soul.
A young girl sneaks into a Detroit concert hall. It is an innocent, gleeful, purposeful act of rebellion. She studies the conductor, imagines herself ascending the maestro’s podium, sees her own orchestra, and begins conducting. It’s exhilarating.
Eventually she’s noticed, led away from the stage, meets the conductor, and the story ends on a positive note. Except it’s not an ending. It’s a beginning. Because now she knows. She belongs up there on that podium.
Liza hasn’t let go of that knowing, and her vision, for even one minute. She couldn’t, not when she had to outperform everyone else just to get noticed. Not through college where she learned to perform and forged her path to become a conductor. Liza didn’t fit into the traditional “boxes” of performing in an orchestra or teaching, both of which she says she has “enormous respect for.” She opted to found her own orchestras instead of conforming to tradition.
Being a visionary isn’t confined to becoming a female conductor in a male dominated industry. It also led Liza to a natural concentration in conducting contemporary music -- all of it: movie music, rock and roll, pop, hip-hop, and breakthrough new classical works. She understands it, is uniquely able to prepare it, and has conducted hundreds of critically acclaimed contemporary and new music performances.
Today Liza is a highly successful orchestra conductor and music educator. She has studied and learned from world-class conductors and composers, and worked with literal superstars in most every genre of contemporary music.
Just as important are her years of teaching and inspiring thousands of young musicians. Teaching students how to prepare and perform, and how to function successfully in the wider world of music, is a passion. It’s literally tattooed on her skin. And she delivers the goods, teaching them in every way possible how to work in a challenging, changing industry.
Liza Grossman is a proven, masterful conductor, educator, and innovator driven by the heartfelt desire to help young people be inspired to grow and excel.
About This Series:
The driving purpose of the show is to bring to the world an understanding of the power of conscious music, sounds of coherence, and the intention behind it. Dr. Kathleen shares her brilliance as a music futurist, musician, researcher, and teacher. She shares conversations from the heart with invited scientists, doctors, healers, musicians and luminaries who join her on the show.
Learn more about Dr. Kathleen Riley here: https://www.awaketvnetwork.com/director-kathleen-riley