My professional career in administration and management in arts and entertainment began in 1980 while studying for a Bachelor’s degree in Music at the University of Bridgeport, CT. Working as an assistant to the professorial staff, I also managed the University Civic Orchestra and was an assistant to the Executive Director of the Bridgeport Symphony. I earned my Bachelor of Music cum laude in 1983.
After graduation, I worked with the National Booking Director of Columbia Artist Management, Inc.as part of his booking support staff. As a training ground for my career, in booking and management, my time with CAMI was a birds-eye view into the realities of an exciting yet challenging career path.
In 1987 I left C.A.M.I. to work independently, producing shows, teaching music and producing musical events in small theaters and venues in New York and the region. 1989 found me moving to South Beach, Florida, where I created and operated the Miami Beach Music Studio, a rehearsal, and a production facility. My work in artist development included independent artists and entertainment production companies in music (Columbia Artists Records), modeling (Act 1 Management), and television (Wil Vander Flugt Film Productions).
My work expanded to the west coast in 2007 when I relocated to San Francisco, where I created B&B Talent. Development projects included a national music tour to benefit Project Homeless Connect under the auspices of Mayor Gavin Newsom. I taught music at the Powell Street Music Studio which was located on Powell Street in downtown San Franciso. My course of instruction was voice, piano, theory, and the business of music, per my client needs.
I was also a co-director of the Aversano Galleria, a gallery of contemporary fine art, and was instrumental in developing the North Beach (NOBE) Contemporary Artists Collective for showcasing to the museum trade. While operating the gallery I also had private music students and held musical events to showcase many of the talented musicians that I worked with.
From 2012-2016, I co-operated TigerKat Publishing, Inc., based in Oregon, producing four CDs and five books under the TigerKat imprint. During this time I was also a member of the A.H. Factor Band, touring regional fairs and festivals as well as performing in local venues. Work included performing for Oregon’s House of Representatives, meeting Governor Kate Brown, and creating a new song for consideration of a new state song entitled “Oregon Rain”. I also won a “First Citizen’s” Award from Silverton, Oregon Chamber of Commerce for work done with the Silverton Arts Festival (2015). Please view
www.reverbnation.com/theahfactor for musical samples. Also, please view https://tigerkatpublishing.webs.com for information on this project.
I continue to offer my creative consulting and writing development services to clients in arts, entertainment, academia, and publishing via my current company
www.saugustcreative.com My portfolio with references may be viewed at: https:saugustcreative.contently.com Personal writing may be viewed at www.stefanieaugustwrites.info