Randsman Artist Management
The life of an emerging artist is full of ups and downs. When I look back at my singing journey I see the improvements vocally. I also note how the hardships have refined my art and made me stronger.
I had been desiring Management for some time but circumstances (either timing or the wrong fit) did not allow for it to happen.
Management is necessary at a certain point in one’s career. managers are connected to auditions and negotiate contracts. It is often distressing to think of singing as a business—managers think like that for you. The best managers guide and protect their artists while promoting their strengths.
I was introduced to Peter Randman in February 2014 through Louis Menendez (I met Louis when I stepped in as Carmen in “La petite Carmen”). I was immediately taken with his extremely enthusiastic response to my singing. Peter is a very energetic person: he talks a mile a minute and will stand up and shout when something/someone moves him. Although amusing, I find his passion to be one of his most endearing qualities.
I did not officially join his roster until the end of September at our second meeting! I was extremely nervous that maybe he would hear me and say “thanks but no thanks!”
Peter was a tenor for 16 years before he transitioned into management. I feel the need to clarify the role of a manager vs agent. An agent books gigs and auditions. A manager does this as well except they are responsible for career planning and development. Everything from appropriate audition attire, make up, to repertoire past—present-future to when to sing for which company and why.
Peter and I are currently working on my new arias. I am ever so gently stepping into heavier repertoire! I feel as though the real work is just beginning.
You can visit my page on his website at: http://www.randsman.com/#!catherine-anne-daniel/cfkf.