Today we’d like to introduce you to Boaz Roberts.
Boaz , can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I grew up in an eclectic homeschool family and was fortunate to have parents that strongly valued the arts, the ocean, and personal expression. Myself and my two older sisters all began studying classical and fiddle Violin at a very young age. I began reading music when I was 3-4 and at age 13 I composed my first written Cadenza for a Mozart Violin Concerto. My enjoyment of composing music grew and I then transitioned to studying jazz and classical guitar and played in as many bands as possible.
Amidst the musical studies and bands, I could not get enough of the ocean in my life. I cannot remember a time when I wasn’t floored with curiosity to ride as many whacky boards and waves as possible. While the ocean has taken a bit of a backseat to my musical endeavors, I cannot escape how much the ocean has informed and shaped my time working in the arts and music. Curiosity fuels my creative expression and beginning in my tween years I spent as much time as possible listening and reading up on cd’s, music history books, surfboards, and my dad’s surfer’s journal collection.
Improvisation, jazz music, and studying modern composition led me to finish my bachelor’s degree at UCSD. I loved my time there and still work with several of the grad students from their program. Today I am living in LA and still working on predominantly the same things I spent time studying when I was younger. My dream is to spend my alone time shedding jazz and improvisation, play in bands with my friends, and sell my compositions to related arts and media. I’m pleased that my work has led me to all of these things. I’ve now recorded and composed music for several featured ballet’s in Salt Lake City and Park City, tour with bands regularly, practice by myself at home, and still get time in the ocean. There is more specific info about bands and related projects on my website… Boazroberts.com
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Ask me in twenty years…
– Steven Pressfield “The War Of Art”
Boaz Roberts – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
Things are always changing, but lately my main projects have been playing guitar in a few bands, I’m always working on my solo music and shedding, and also composing new music for a collaboration with Ballet West that will premiere next Summer 18.
Pride doesn’t seem to get anyone very far, but I’m confident that I am putting time where time is due. Practice and working diligently are no joke; regardless of what field you are in…
People are all different and that only becomes accentuated in the arts. I am me and only I’m me.
What is “success” or “successful” for you?
I’m guessing that success and my perception of success will always be changing.
Today my success is that tomorrow I get to wake up and continue working and improving my craft (and jump in the ocean most days).
- Website: www.BoazRoberts.com
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: boazroberts
Ed Burke Surf Photo