Named a “one-woman dynamo” by the Boston Globe, Maria Finkelmeier is a performer, educator, and active arts entrepreneur. She is the founder and director of Kadence Arts, which is an non-profit organization that incubates artistic projects, curates performances, and engages local communities through music making. Our conversation tells her story leading up to her creation of the organization and then ranges through the strategy she uses to create opportunity for herself and her community, as well as time management and the importance of building in time to compose. Topics Discussed: Kadence Arts Maria Finkelmeier The Record Co. New England Conservatory’s Entrepreneurial Musicianship Program Make Music Boston CD Baby DIY Musician Conference Email firstname.lastname@example.org with comments, questions, and guest suggestions. Follow on instagram and facebook @thebartonbrothers, and listen to our new solo piano album Oak & Ivory on Spotify.