Wednesday, October 2, 2019

October 2019 Meet Our Artists: Maud Hixson

Our Members, Fiscally Sponsored Artists, and other program participants represent a wide range of career stages and disciplines. We love them - and, as fellow artists, we're always inspired by them. With this monthly feature, we hope you'll feel the same way!

Name, Pronouns:  Maud Hixson, she/her/hers

What inspires you?  Great songs, ranging from the classic Great American Songbook to the often unsung or forgotten compositions awaiting rediscovery.

What are you proud of?  Being a full-time artist!

What are your goals?  To be an ambassador for the wild country of lesser-known songs.

Maud Hixson with Rex Reed and performers at Jazz at Lincoln Center in a tribute to Sylvia Syms. Photo by Ann Hampton Callaway. (Original photo, above, by Olivia Wilcox.)
Do you have any advice for your fellow artists?  Yes, I feel it's important to listen to your instincts, regardless of your experience. Your senses and your own taste will be unique guides. Starting out, I tended to discount these valuable tools, which I now realize was a mistake.

How does The Field help you?  By leveling the fundraising playing field. I have never been in a position to offer my supporters tax-deductible status for their donations before. Working with The Field puts me on the same page with every nonprofit seeking donations.

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