Academy Of Art University Aims To Break Art And Athletics Stereotype Through Coaction

A lot of literature and media materials depicts people with athleticism and people who like to improve in certain areas of academics as polar opposites. In fact, this is more popularly known as the typical “jocks” and “nerds” in modern literature and are always pitted against each other. However, it doesn’t always have to be the case.

Academy of Art University is one of the institutions that believes art and athletics can bring each other’s best using coaction. Academy of Art University, an art school located in San Francisco, California, has been trying to synergize the athleticism and the art side of its students.

Its NCAA membership which was created in 2007 and is dubbed the Urban Knights are made up of 16 collegiate sports teams which include women’s and men’s soccer teams, women’s and men’s basketball team, and golf teams. Being exposed to art and sports at the same time, the university observed that important characteristics and positive attributes that are essential in sports are also found in cultivating arts.

Both art and sports practitioners have a very similar goal: to improve in their crafts. Whether it be sports or arts, the two groups are always passionate about improving themselves. This is just one of the characteristics that made students grow and evolve into better people.

To be able to improve in a field, both an athlete and an art student starts via coaching. What makes the first steps hard is through the criticisms they get from coaches who aim to polish and hone their skills. In an early age, both teams are able to handle criticisms easily.

Art and athlete students also have better time-management skills because of their commitments on other things such as studies. They become more responsible in using their time, which is essential for the corporate world. Another positive characteristic that one can get in both art and sports is an effective communication skill. Art is about teamwork as sports do, and to develop skills and improve, working with other people is a must.

Students who are involved in art or sports have better organizational skills. Both use specific materials and tools for their crafts, which should be cleaned, repaired, or transported, making students organize their things better. And last but not least, both art and sports stir a healthy drive of ambition, which is necessary to succeed in life.

 

A look at Clay Hutson

Clayton Hutson is a businessman and entrepreneur. He owns a business that offers services for event organizers and musicians. He started off his career in Nashville. Before then, he had enrolled in university, taking up courses on theater design. Being an Audio engineer, Hutson was lucky to find employment in various companies that dealt with live music and rose to the rank of a manager.

It was after gaining the much needed experience in the field that Hutson decided to start up a company dealing with production management and designs concerts. He was specifically focused on rock music. Through the years, he has completed various managerial and technical tasks for famous performers like Pink, Guns N’ Roses and Kid Rock.

In 2005, Hutson participated in a world tour dubbed “Bleed Like Me” through a band called Garbage. While serving as its monitor engineer, Hutson traveled to various parts of the world Including Australia, Europe and North America. During the One Republic’s Honda Civic Tour” last year, Hutson operated the automatic rigging system. The concert happened in Asia and North America during the July through September season.

In a recent interview, Layton Hutson intimated that he started off his own business after gaining marketable skills through the previous jobs he had been involved in. As much as he realized this was a considerably risky move, he believed in his talents, and this is what he used to make his business successful.

Hutson notes that for a business to attract clients, one has to work extra hard and get creative to beat competition. He says that he pays attention to detail and always ensures that each client walks away satisfied. By doing this, he constantly enhances his reputation as this increases the chances of being a reference. Hutson reckons that he is always on the lookout for mistakes in his work. He notes that simple mistakes could compromise the quality of the whole show in the long run. As such, he takes his time to fully prepare in advance before the event to ensure that there are minimal or no errors at the end of the day.

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Alex Pall, Andrew Taggart, and The Chainsmokers

Momentum is quite the mercurial phenomena, isn’t it? Once a group attains high levels of success, they just as nearly lose it all if they take a break just to catch their breath and try to get back into the game. For Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart of The Chainsmokers, this age-old dilemma is near the forefront of their mental operations. Becoming irrelevant is not something that the pair has on their agenda if they can help it in the least, as they have seen many bands go on tour for the money only to burn themselves out creatively in the years to come, and ultimately end up forgotten about or replaced by another equally hungry (or hungrier) group of artists; Such is the nature of highly competitive music markets.

Taking in these sage wisdoms and failings of their musical ancestors, Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall of the band called “The Chainsmokers” have made damn sure that they will absolutely never be labeled as a weak one-hit-wonder band. Even though the duo’s most recent blazing hot sinle, “Closer”, is dancing near the top of the Billboards, they already have produced not one or two but three solid hits. Worth noting is that “Don’t Let Me Down”’s YouTube video has 1.1 Billion views, currently.

This duo firstly started off the relationship normally, not unlike how many artists do today. Alex Pall used to DJ (in New York) in order to get more money and have fun outside of his job. He was actually paired up with someone else in The Chainsmokers, but this did fade away until Andrew came along. So then comes this guy Andrew, who is also an EDM DJ but he’s actually from rural Maine. He has an equally fierce drive, he also has the looks to make all the girls go crazy, and he has strong taste for electronic artists that don’t disappoint Alex.

The two got along so well that instead of casually meeting once a week at gigs, they eventually committed 12 hour days together to build electronic music. It eventually got so serious that Alex had to give up his job and dive straight into the band / music full time. The rest of the story, as we know, is currently history in the making.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/chainsmokers-dj-alex-palls-super-hip-hollywood-home-1530

How Alex Pall Found his Lifetime Path

In the world of music, being diverse works well for artists and they, therefore, do not have to concentrate on one genre of music. By trying out various fields of music, it becomes easy to gain different experiences as the artists address a variety of audiences. Additionally, an artist can opt to feature other artists in their music based on their contribution and the impact they are likely to bring. In the case of Alex Pall of the Chainsmokers band, he featured a renowned artist Halsey, and in that case, this artist’s popularity is likely to help the music sell undoubtedly. Being flexible in regards to content, rhythm and the kind of people to involve in any music is important as it helps an artist realize their strengths and weaknesses and therefore invest in the right purpose. Surprisingly for Alex Pall, he started off as a DJ before getting into music entirely after realizing that was what he was meant to pursue after all. In that case, it is evident that one can begin on one note and end up in another depending on the passion and commitment that comes at play. Andrew Staggart on his part knew what he wanted to pursue considering that he was in love with music from way back though he also had some interest in being a DJ.

By the time Alex Pall and Andrew Staggart were meeting, they already had similar ambitions which made it easy for them to bond and work together without much struggle. In that case, identifying the kind of company one would connect with easily in any activity helps in saving time in that, whatever needs to be done gets done efficiently. The kind of confidence in the interests they both had in themselves, and each other is what made them get started as soon as they met. Constant meetings with relevant people who mattered in their music also helped them achieve a lot within a short time. Therefore, when it comes to working towards a certain objective, only the people that matter should be involved as everyone else may bring a go slow as they do not understand what the activity entails.

https://www.allmusic.com/artist/alex-pall-mn0003257245

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The wonderful Chainsmokers

The wonderful Chainmokers

The Chainsmokers have been trending recently for their amazing songs. They have released hits which have risen to high levels making them popular. They have released twenty-five singles, fifteen music videos, thirty-five remixes, one studio album and three EPs. The song “selfie” was their breakthrough song which they had released in the year twenty fourteen. It made them popular and gave them a wide platform in which they could have their music played and listened by many people. They however did not disappoint as they continued to release amazing songs and this so their success rise for every hit they brought into the music industry.

They tirelessly worked hard to impress the fans with their songs and after a couple of release they were honored to receive an award as a way of appreciation to the amazing work they were doing. In the year two thousand and sixteen the Chainsmokers released a single “closer” which became number-one singles on the billboards and managed to retain the position for two months. Their journey has been successful and they were voted number-one in the Dance Artist on Billboard’s Dance hundred. The Chainsmokers Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart were also honored to perform at the epic Ultra Miami where they gave all their best and did not disappoint the fans.

In January the year two thousand eighteen the EDM/pop released a single called “Stick Boy”. Drew Taggart’s vocals of the Chainsmokers together with more live instrumentation made the song to be amazing as compared to other previous songs. The Chainsmokers have gotten a chance to perform in most of the popular places in Miami and they are known great energy when on stage and delivering the best in their performance. Finally, the Chainsmokers believe that their success is based on hard work and always wanting to give quality all that they do.

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