Chris Bernotas is passionate about teaching! He is infectiously energetic as he talks about his career and shares wisdom gained as a high school band director, a composers, and a co-author of three books in the Sound Innovations series.
Composer and conductor Andrew Ardizzoia is the new director of instrumental studies at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He joins me to tell his story and share his thoughts about music and teaching.
Composer Chris Stark joins me to reflect upon the legacy of David Maslanka. Chris studied with David for a year and shares some of his memories before discussing his own exciting career.
Composer and conductor Andrew Boysen Jr. joins me to discuss his career and offer his thoughts on music education.
Texas composer Carol Brittin Chambers talks about writing marching band shows and the twists and turns of her fascinating musical career.
Patrick Burns from Bandworks Publications joins me in a great conversation about his career, Bandworks publications, and he offers numerous insights for composers and teachers.
Gary Gackstatter is a composer, conductor, and artist with a wealth of teaching experience. He joins me this week to discuss his career and offer his thoughts about teaching and music education.
Just 23 years old, the enormously talented Jay Coles has already published several works for band through Carl Fischer, C.L. Barnhouse, and C. Alan Publications and is the author of a new novel inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement titled Tyler Jones was Here and scheduled to be released in 2018 by Little Brown, Children's. I'm delighted to welcome him as my guest on Episode 8 of the podcast.
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.
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.