In The New Normal—our new interview series—we speak to the musicians and staff of Tafelmusik, to ask how working and performing in new ways has changed our routines, and our operations as a performing arts organization.
In this interview, we virtually sat down with Lana Leprich, our Digital Marketing Manager, to hear her perspective on how this “new normal” has affected her work and life.
Digital Marketing Manager Lana Leprich playing bass at a local concert space, pre-pandemic
Tafelmusik: The phrase “the new normal” has become a staple of our everyday vernacular. What does “the new normal” mean for you, as it relates to your life, and your work with Tafelmusik?
Lana Leprich: To be honest, I didn’t get to experience much of the “old normal” in regards to Tafelmusik!
I joined the organization mid-January 2020, and was feeling just about fully settled in by March—and then the pandemic hit. So, the “new normal” of working from home has effectively been my “regular normal” here. I am grateful, though, that I got to experience a few live concerts—Gone With the Winds, Dreaming Jupiter, and Indigo Project—and that I got to know my colleagues in person, before the pandemic forced us to close.
As far as my life is concerned, I recognize that I’m extremely privileged: I’m employed (in the performing arts no less, an industry that’s been among the hardest hit); I work in a safe environment; I have safe and stable housing. I’m acutely aware that a lot of people can’t say the same right now, and that the pandemic has exacerbated existing crises and created new ones. I feel very lucky.Read Full Story