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Karla Bauer works as a Senior Business Consultant and Software Engineer, but when she kicks off her work heels, she follows her calling as an internationally recognized singer, songwriter, inspirational speaker and playwright. She continues to redefine the boundaries as an independent music artist scoring numerous hits on radio stations world-wide. You can also hear her original music on many independent movie soundtracks.
SHINE ON Music, LLC – Business Owner As an independent music artist, Karla owns her own music company creating and producing her own artistic works and with over 20 years experience, she provides business education to teach other artist how to build their music career successfully and safely in the ever-changing digital world, saving them time, money and heartache.
KCJazz Alive – Committee Member, Mentor, Volunteer Karla is a long time volunteer and mentor to the music community by presenting to up and coming artists and veteran musicians the SHINE On! Musician Assisting Musicians Workshop. She currently serves on several committees to accomplish the projects needed to lift up and promote artists throughout the Kansas City area. Girls Leading Our World, Inc. – Board President, Mentor, Volunteer
G.L.O.W. is an inner-city youth program to help educate and equip girls and young women with strategies for life and leadership development. Karla has been serving this amazing organization for over six years.
Sister Cities of Kansas City – International Gospel/Jazz Ambassador Karla was selected to travel to Germany as a gospel / jazz ambassador to perform with a 100 piece choir in front of 30,000 fans at the 2018 Enercity Swinging Jazz Festival and at the breath-taking Marktkirche Cathedral.
SHINE On! Community Outreach Concert
As a strong advocate for promoting cultural exposure and uniting communities through music, I’ve always had a dream of giving students in underserved communities where I volunteer weekly and rural communities where I grew up, a real-life experience to inspire and motivate them to further pursue their musical passion! To make this happen, I’ll partner with schools across Kansas to offer students a special opportunity to perform live on stage in front of a large audience for a grand finale at my SHINE On! Community Outreach Concert. The concert is free to the public to ensure all can attend and held in the center of their community to overcome any transportation challenges.
SHINE On! Community Outreach Concert Activities
SHINE On! Community Outreach Concert Fees
SHINE On! Musicians Assisting Musicians Workshop Presentation Fees
Community Outreach and Developing Audiences
It is very important to me to nourish the creativity and ideas of young artists to provide to them a wider range of cultural opportunities and viewpoints. As under-served and rural communities re-envision and re-position themselves, they are seeking to revitalize, diversify their economic base, enhance their quality of life, and reinvent themselves for new functions and roles. Traditionally, art activities in the under-served and rural communities have been a challenge by a number of factors; primarily having limited funds and people to help support the program. The SHINE On! Workshop and Outreach Community Concert program has been enthusiastically welcomed by the presenters because the program can be produced with little effort and a small budget while providing community-building and economic benefits
Current strategic priorities for the SHINE On! Community Outreach Concert will be planned to widen its audience base by creating this event as a cornerstone for the community by presenting the workshop and concert at no charge to include younger audiences, their parents, and for those where affordability of attendance is an issue. The impact of the project will be felt in different ways by the various audiences including students, parents, teachers, Karla Bauer’s existing fan base, traditional gospel, and jazz fans, non-profit organizations, and businesses in the area. To bring people from other cities in the surrounding areas to this event, local chambers, schools, and churches are planning city-wide community activities and events such as fundraisers, parades, food drives, and festivals and in accordance with the SHINE On! workshop and concert. Estimated students for the SHINE On! workshop is thirty per two-hour session with 150+ attending the concert.
SHINE On! Musicians Assisting Musicians Workshop
As an independent music artist and owner of SHINE On Music, LLC. I’m committed to providing business education to young, up-and-coming artists on how to develop their career and how to promote themselves successfully and safely in an ever-changing digital world. The SHINE On! Musicians Assisting Musicians Workshop was born from a unique blend of professional and creative skills I have as a business entrepreneur owning my own software engineering company for over eleven years and as a successful independent singer and songwriter. I’ve documented over twenty years of real-life experiences and captured this information to provide a deeper understanding of what it really takes to become a successful artist both creatively and professionally. I’ve embraced both the triumphs and challenges and have poured the lessons learned into the SHINE On! Musicians Assisting Musicians Workshop to share with other fellow artists to keep them from making the same costly mistakes – saving them time, money, and heartache.
The SHINE On! Musicians Assisting Musicians Workshop Overview will be free to the students and their parents. Limited to 30 participants per two-hour workshop, the artist will learn how to promote themselves at little to no cost while addressing specific business challenges that artists of all disciplines need to know to be successful.
SHINE On! Workshop Overview and Lesson Plan
Master Classes – Additional in-depth lesson plans are available upon request for an additional cost.