Little Kruta is creating multi-genre orchestral performances
70

patrons

$541
per creation
Hi! I’m Kristine Kruta, and I love music. Specifically, creating music - I’m a cellist, arranger, producer, semi-knowledgeable audio engineer, and composer. I’m also a pretty great chef, but that’s not why you’re here today! You’re here because of Little Kruta.

What’s “Little Kruta”?
Little Kruta is a pop chamber orchestra I started around 2015 that consists of mainly strings (a LOT of strings), vocals, horns, percussion, piano, and other fun stuff thrown in for good measure. Honestly it changes shape pretty frequently - but that’s the beauty of it! 

In the last 3 years I’ve put out a 5-track EP, 8-track album, re-orchestrated over 50 covers, arranged several original songs for other artists, produced a ton of live shows and studio sessions... *runs out of breath*



What purpose does Little Kruta serve?
-We all need something positive to believe in right now, to look forward to, and for me/so many other people, music is that "bright light" on even the darkest day. The way that I believe I personally can most impact the world is by making more music and making more friendships.

-My true love is arranging. Combine that with my love of bringing people together and creating a space for people to make new friends/collaborate with those new friends, feel good and make some music just for the joy of it....  well that just sounds like a dream come true.

-There are so many incredible artists struggling to be seen in this city. I have the ability to bring together an excellent ensemble, write charts, direct and all, so why not share the love? The vocalists and soloists that join my orchestra are always incredibly hard-working, dedicated artists (most of which have almost never had the chance to perform or record with an orchestra) and they deserve to be seen. I want to help!



THE BIG QUESTION:
"Why use Patreon? Can’t you just do this on your own?"
I am a freelance artist and constantly run around my *very expensive* home city of NYC playing studio sessions, live concerts, TV shows, theater performances, orchestra jobs, literally anything. I write and arrange music for other people, and I’ve had desk jobs and studio jobs and restaurant jobs... All that being said, I work really hard every day just to keep a roof over my head.
I don't have much financial leeway which makes it incredibly difficult to hire artists or rent rehearsal space, etc.

This Patreon funding will help me pay for musicians, engineers, videographers, and rehearsal spaces. I want to make sure these artists know their worth, and feel valued every step of the way. Every $1 helps so, so much.


You can even listen to my work while you decide on whether or not to hit that 'Donate' button! Just remember: every $1 helps more than you know.
You can enjoy both the EP and album for free on my soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/littlekruta/albums





Tiers
Fellow Poor Artist Donations
$1 or more per creation 23 patrons
Official patron status. The easiest, cheapest way for you to help me achieve these goals and put something beautiful into the world. I'm an artist too - I know it's hard to give away money! Just $1 will help more than you think.
Breakfast Champion
$3 or more per creation 15 patrons
Equivalent to a coffee and a bagel - what you'd spend on breakfast one morning, you could be spending just once to help us put on a live performance! I'll include your name on the next video and hug you when I see you.
High Five
$5 or more per creation 15 patrons
Your name will be on my next music video, and you'll receive access to special behind-the-scenes footage and a NEW interview series!
Cello Is My Favorite Instrument
$10 or more per creation 2 patrons
Your name will be on my next music video, and you'll receive access to special behind-the-scenes footage and NEW interview series, and you get a free mp3 download each month. 
Music Is My Pasión
$20 or more per creation 10 patrons
You'll get your name on the next music video, access to behind-the-scenes footage and interview series, a free monthly mp3, and a special invite to the next studio recording.
Superfan
$100 or more per creation 0 patrons
Wow, how could we thank you enough? I'll write and record a musical interlude just for you, name it after you, and release it on our social media platforms + Spotify, plus all of the above rewards.
Angel Investor
$200 or more per creation 2 patrons
You'll get all of the above rewards, a handwritten letter from me, and entry into the next live performance (if you live in New York). If you choose this tier and you don't live in NY, please send me a message and we will figure out something special just for you.
Goals
$541 of $3,000 per creation
  • hiring orchestral musicians
  • paying an audio engineer
  • renting studio time
  • paying a videographer to shoot and edit
  • renting rehearsal space 
  • and more!
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Hi! I’m Kristine Kruta, and I love music. Specifically, creating music - I’m a cellist, arranger, producer, semi-knowledgeable audio engineer, and composer. I’m also a pretty great chef, but that’s not why you’re here today! You’re here because of Little Kruta.

What’s “Little Kruta”?
Little Kruta is a pop chamber orchestra I started around 2015 that consists of mainly strings (a LOT of strings), vocals, horns, percussion, piano, and other fun stuff thrown in for good measure. Honestly it changes shape pretty frequently - but that’s the beauty of it! 

In the last 3 years I’ve put out a 5-track EP, 8-track album, re-orchestrated over 50 covers, arranged several original songs for other artists, produced a ton of live shows and studio sessions... *runs out of breath*



What purpose does Little Kruta serve?
-We all need something positive to believe in right now, to look forward to, and for me/so many other people, music is that "bright light" on even the darkest day. The way that I believe I personally can most impact the world is by making more music and making more friendships.

-My true love is arranging. Combine that with my love of bringing people together and creating a space for people to make new friends/collaborate with those new friends, feel good and make some music just for the joy of it....  well that just sounds like a dream come true.

-There are so many incredible artists struggling to be seen in this city. I have the ability to bring together an excellent ensemble, write charts, direct and all, so why not share the love? The vocalists and soloists that join my orchestra are always incredibly hard-working, dedicated artists (most of which have almost never had the chance to perform or record with an orchestra) and they deserve to be seen. I want to help!



THE BIG QUESTION:
"Why use Patreon? Can’t you just do this on your own?"
I am a freelance artist and constantly run around my *very expensive* home city of NYC playing studio sessions, live concerts, TV shows, theater performances, orchestra jobs, literally anything. I write and arrange music for other people, and I’ve had desk jobs and studio jobs and restaurant jobs... All that being said, I work really hard every day just to keep a roof over my head.
I don't have much financial leeway which makes it incredibly difficult to hire artists or rent rehearsal space, etc.

This Patreon funding will help me pay for musicians, engineers, videographers, and rehearsal spaces. I want to make sure these artists know their worth, and feel valued every step of the way. Every $1 helps so, so much.


You can even listen to my work while you decide on whether or not to hit that 'Donate' button! Just remember: every $1 helps more than you know.
You can enjoy both the EP and album for free on my soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/littlekruta/albums





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Tiers
Fellow Poor Artist Donations
$1 or more per creation 23 patrons
Official patron status. The easiest, cheapest way for you to help me achieve these goals and put something beautiful into the world. I'm an artist too - I know it's hard to give away money! Just $1 will help more than you think.
Breakfast Champion
$3 or more per creation 15 patrons
Equivalent to a coffee and a bagel - what you'd spend on breakfast one morning, you could be spending just once to help us put on a live performance! I'll include your name on the next video and hug you when I see you.
High Five
$5 or more per creation 15 patrons
Your name will be on my next music video, and you'll receive access to special behind-the-scenes footage and a NEW interview series!
Cello Is My Favorite Instrument
$10 or more per creation 2 patrons
Your name will be on my next music video, and you'll receive access to special behind-the-scenes footage and NEW interview series, and you get a free mp3 download each month. 
Music Is My Pasión
$20 or more per creation 10 patrons
You'll get your name on the next music video, access to behind-the-scenes footage and interview series, a free monthly mp3, and a special invite to the next studio recording.
Superfan
$100 or more per creation 0 patrons
Wow, how could we thank you enough? I'll write and record a musical interlude just for you, name it after you, and release it on our social media platforms + Spotify, plus all of the above rewards.
Angel Investor
$200 or more per creation 2 patrons
You'll get all of the above rewards, a handwritten letter from me, and entry into the next live performance (if you live in New York). If you choose this tier and you don't live in NY, please send me a message and we will figure out something special just for you.