Jamie Barton, Sasha Cooke, Briana Hunter & Others Team Up to Launch ‘CLICKCOACH’

By Logan Martell

As artists continue to adapt to the ongoing pandemic, a number of prominent figures have come together to launch a new and innovative resource for education and support, titled “CLICKCOACH.”

Launching on January 15, 2021, this nonprofit organization allows professional artists to upload educational and informational videos, letting them connect and share their knowledge with others while generating revenue to help themselves or others get by in these difficult financial times.

Among the collaborators for this group are mezzos Jamie Barton, Briana Hunter, and Sasha Cooke; conductors James Gaffigan, Bill Eddins, Viswa Subbaraman, Amy Acklin, and Daniela Candillari; sopranos Lise Lindstrom, Leah Crocetto, Amanda Majeski, Janai Brugger and, Sheri Greenawald; baritone Christopher Maltman; stage directors E. Loren Meeker, Susan Stone Li, Crinne Hayes, Maria Todaro, Sara E. Widzer, and Matthew Ozawa.

“It’s part of our fabric to hold each other up both on and off the stage,” says conductor and CLICKCOACH founder Christopher Ocasek. “I forged CLICKCOACH to give us – the artists – a chance to be part of a community again, to support each other as we do when we’re face-to-face, and to help struggling artists through an unprecedented period of instability. With CLICKCOACH my hope is to create a trusted space to help each other not only financially, but also through sharing great information that’s never been brought together like this.”