In Episode 5 I turn the tables on composer Garrett Hope who has done over 130 interviews with composers and music professionals for his own podcast The Portfolio Composer. Garrett brings a wealth of knowledge and insight about the business of music and shares his thoughts as a relative newcomer to the band world.
In Episode 4 I am joined by my good friend and outstanding oboist Karen Birch Blundell. Karen provides a wealth of information about the oboe and the English horn.
Episode 3 features conductor Matthew Salvaggio, the director of bands at Hiram College. In this conversation Matt and I talk about his experiences as an oboist and conductor.
Composer Scott Watson is my guest on this episode. Scott has over 60 published works, mostly through by Alfred Music. In this diverse episode we discuss Scott's impressive career including his musical background, his compositional process, acquiring commissions and using consortiums, guest conducting, technology in the classroom, project based learning, graded band music, learning one instrument very well, and finding inspiration in writing music for young players.
A podcast featuring conversations with teachers, composers, and performers of music for winds and percussion.