This has been a whirlwind year! I released the EP in Brooklyn this February and since then have traveled and performed solo in South Padre Island, Austin, Houston, Dallas, New Orleans, Atlanta, Nashville, Knoxville, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago, Indianapolis, Portland OR, Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles in order to setup the 2014 tour with my band.
Performing original music across the country was the most challenging task I've ever tackled as an artist. Through my experiences this year I have a deeper understanding of the state of arts education and the current music industry.
Did you see Johnny busking and forget to tip $1? Click on the case to show your support.
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Since this segment aired on USA Today, laws have changed to exempt musicians from panhandling laws in Georgia. See Update >>
Enjoy Seanna Sharpe's holiday season film with original score by Johnny Arco and Emanuel Smith. Happy Holidays everyone! Let the people you love know what they mean to you and how much you love them.
BBC segment on aerialist, Seanna Sharpe, featuring This is Going to Kill Me and original solo violin compositions by Johnny Arco. Ms. Sharpe co-produced the Johnny Arco EP release at Gowanus Ballroom on February 16, 2013 showcasing her performance company from the La Sala Circus School. She is also the founder of Katana Flight School, an educational program teaching at-risk youth and underprivileged children aerial dance and acrobatics.
The Greenroom Booklyn currently booking talent and hiring new staff for a performing arts venue blocks from the Bedford Ave L Stop in Williamsburg - seeking music acts, aerialist and dancers, bartenders, security, lighting designers and live sound engineers.
Visit the www.greenroombrooklyn.com to see where it all started.
When this project first began, I believed the music we created would allow me to make real changes in the world. Now that it's done and I’ve been able to travel and share it, I am happy to let you know that the plan is working. I'm travelling throughout the country, performing original music and reforming fine arts education in America.
I am reforming education in the arts to include knowledge, skill sets and practice that I’ve discovered are necessary to help artists sustain their lives from their art. My first step in the reform plan is to find out what’s being taught in America's classrooms. During my 2013 tour I am visiting schools and interviewing students, faculty and administrators and giving them a questionnaire. I will take the information I find to education departments at leading universities, including Berklee College of Music and Harvard University, to put together teams to sort through what I’ve found and set objectives for the 2014 plan.