Robert Chastain is creating Music, Videos
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patrons

$27
per month
Hello Patrons!

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my Patreon page. Thank you above all for becoming a patron of the arts.

I’m Robert Chastain, a composer with a busy performing and teaching career. All-in-all, I’d say I’m a freelance musician who has been blessed with the opportunities that the San Francisco Bay Area has to offer. I remember telling my undergraduate composition teacher, Paul Richards at the University of Florida, that my career goal was to be a freelance composer in a major city. Wow! I had no idea that goal would bring me to San Francisco (The “Other Bay Area, for those of us born in Tampa Bay). And I REALLY had no idea how that career would look. I teach for the San Francisco Opera’s ARIA (Arts Resources in Action) program (K-12), I taught UC Berkeley’s Chamber Chorus as assistant director, I host concerts, I do supertitles for the opera, I sing, I play the bassoon, I conduct…

When do I compose?


Yeah, that’s a question that burns me often. I do so much musical activity to make ends meet. I mean, it’s all GREAT, and it’s a happy life, but my craft is composition and I need to focus on it more. I am sincerely hoping that you can help me out with this.

To begin, I’m not asking for much. I’m not asking to pay the rent. I just need the extra cash to outfit my home studio, and I can’t wait to share this process with you.
I know that I am asking for monthly patronage, and not per project, but that’s because classical music projects are HUGE! I will, in fact, be sharing milestones with every project, which will result in one to four items of creative property per month. These might include score excerpts, libretto drafts, recording drafts, and anything else that I can think of to share my creative process with you.

Can you imagine what it’s like to be privy to the creative process… as it unfolds?! This is what it must have been like when composers of the past shared their score drafts with friends and colleagues. Only now, I can have a large donor base with whom I can share my ideas.

Thank you again for your patronage!

Musically Yours,
Robert “Bobby” Chastain
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Artists and Musicians Circle

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Divas Circle

Monthly score/libretto excerpts of my work. Feedback welcome!

A subscription to my newsletter with performance updates and news of progress on my work.
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Conductors Circle

Weekly score/libretto examples of my work.

A subscription to my newsletter with performance updates and news of progress on my work.
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Librettists Circle

Regular drafts of recordings as they are in progress.

Weekly score/libretto examples of my work.

A subscription to my newsletter with performance updates and news of progress on my work.
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Composers Circle

Mp3 copies of my recordings as they are released.

Regular drafts of recordings as they are in progress.

Weekly score/libretto examples of my work.

A subscription to my newsletter with performance updates and news of progress on my work.
Pledge $500 or more per month
0 patrons
Leadership Circle

High quality copies of every video and audio recording that I make starting from the time patronage begins.

Mp3 copies of my recordings as they are released.

Regular drafts of recordings as they are in progress.

Weekly score/libretto examples of my work.

A subscription to my newsletter with performance updates and news of progress on my work.
Goals
$27 of $300 per month
This will supplement my current income and enable me to work more on my music. It will also provide some necessary cash to make computer upgrades, expand my recording gear, buy paper and ink, and maintain my home studio.

It won't pay the rent, but it is a start that I cannot appreciate enough!
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Hello Patrons!

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my Patreon page. Thank you above all for becoming a patron of the arts.

I’m Robert Chastain, a composer with a busy performing and teaching career. All-in-all, I’d say I’m a freelance musician who has been blessed with the opportunities that the San Francisco Bay Area has to offer. I remember telling my undergraduate composition teacher, Paul Richards at the University of Florida, that my career goal was to be a freelance composer in a major city. Wow! I had no idea that goal would bring me to San Francisco (The “Other Bay Area, for those of us born in Tampa Bay). And I REALLY had no idea how that career would look. I teach for the San Francisco Opera’s ARIA (Arts Resources in Action) program (K-12), I taught UC Berkeley’s Chamber Chorus as assistant director, I host concerts, I do supertitles for the opera, I sing, I play the bassoon, I conduct…

When do I compose?


Yeah, that’s a question that burns me often. I do so much musical activity to make ends meet. I mean, it’s all GREAT, and it’s a happy life, but my craft is composition and I need to focus on it more. I am sincerely hoping that you can help me out with this.

To begin, I’m not asking for much. I’m not asking to pay the rent. I just need the extra cash to outfit my home studio, and I can’t wait to share this process with you.
I know that I am asking for monthly patronage, and not per project, but that’s because classical music projects are HUGE! I will, in fact, be sharing milestones with every project, which will result in one to four items of creative property per month. These might include score excerpts, libretto drafts, recording drafts, and anything else that I can think of to share my creative process with you.

Can you imagine what it’s like to be privy to the creative process… as it unfolds?! This is what it must have been like when composers of the past shared their score drafts with friends and colleagues. Only now, I can have a large donor base with whom I can share my ideas.

Thank you again for your patronage!

Musically Yours,
Robert “Bobby” Chastain

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Artists and Musicians Circle

A subscription to my newsletter with performance updates and news of progress on my work.
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Divas Circle

Monthly score/libretto excerpts of my work. Feedback welcome!

A subscription to my newsletter with performance updates and news of progress on my work.
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 patrons
Conductors Circle

Weekly score/libretto examples of my work.

A subscription to my newsletter with performance updates and news of progress on my work.
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 patrons
Librettists Circle

Regular drafts of recordings as they are in progress.

Weekly score/libretto examples of my work.

A subscription to my newsletter with performance updates and news of progress on my work.
Pledge $250 or more per month
0 patrons
Composers Circle

Mp3 copies of my recordings as they are released.

Regular drafts of recordings as they are in progress.

Weekly score/libretto examples of my work.

A subscription to my newsletter with performance updates and news of progress on my work.
Pledge $500 or more per month
0 patrons
Leadership Circle

High quality copies of every video and audio recording that I make starting from the time patronage begins.

Mp3 copies of my recordings as they are released.

Regular drafts of recordings as they are in progress.

Weekly score/libretto examples of my work.

A subscription to my newsletter with performance updates and news of progress on my work.