Sunday, March 15, 2015

Music For Life Episode 82 - Living Composers Festival featuring Jason Robert Brown, Fifth House Ensemble, Recitals



In this episode... our last before our Spring Recess...

Elleka talks to members of Fifth House, our ensemble-in-residence, who are back on campus for more work with our students...

Jason Robert Brown at DePauw
Jason Robert Brown at DePauw
with the end of the semester approaching, we hear from several students who are have upcoming junior and senior recitals, including our very own Anna Gatdula...

and right on the heels of our Living Composers Festival featuring guest composer Jason Robert Brown, Hannah talks with a pair of students who had the opportunity to sing for Jason in a masterclass...

and I sit down with him to talk about his terrific performance here and the good advice he has for 21st century musicians!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Music For Life Episode 81 - Maya Beiser, Roberto Sierra, Choral Ensembles, Darcy McCoy, Fifth House



In this episode of Music For Life, Music From DePauw...

Maya Beiser
Maya Beiser
choir director Kristina Boerger fills us in on what our choral ensembles are bringing us in their upcoming concert...
 
Hannah talks to three of our students who had the opportunity to be coached by visiting composer Roberto Sierra...
 
Anna chats with Elleka Okerstrom and Dan Hickey about what's happening with the Fifth House residency this week...
 
piano faculty member Darcy McCoy comes in to invite us to her solo recital of Spanish and Latin American music...
 
and cello professor Eric Edberg talks with me about our next Green Guest Artist, the phenomenal Maya Beiser!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Music For Life Episode 80 - Roberto Sierra, Jason Robert Brown, Jazz Ensemble, University Band



In this episode of Music For Life, Music From DePauw...

Soprano Ann Chase with composer Roberto Sierra
Soprano Ann Chase with composer Roberto Sierra
with our next Living Composers Festival right around the corner, Steven Linville and Elleka Okerstrom come in to tell us about Jason Robert Brown's upcoming visit, and Hannah talks with a pair of students who have prepared some of his music to perform for him in masterclass...

Anna talks with Brooke Addison about another DePauw student-conceived outreach program in our community...

our Jazz Ensemble and Band directors come in to tell us about concerts they’ve prepared for this week...

and, just having finished this year’s Music of the 21st Century festival, we talk with guest composer Roberto Sierra about his work and his visit to DePauw!!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Music For Life Episode 79 - Music of the 21st Century Festival, The King's Singers, Local Community Performances



This week, on Music For Life, Music From DePauw...

Putnam County Public Library
Putnam County Public Library
professor Carla Edwards stops by to talk about our upcoming Music of the 21st Century festival featuring guest composer Roberto Sierra...

our 21CM interns, Anna Gatdula and Dan Hickey, tell us about an exciting new performance opportunity at the Putnam County Library for DePauw music students...

Hannah Gauthier chats with this week's Almost Home performers...

and right in the middle of their whirlwind visit, we get a chance to talk to our Green Guest Artists, the world-renowned vocal ensemble The King's Singers!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Music For Life Episode 78 - King's Singers, Oboe Recital, Fifth House Ensemble, Major Ensembles



On this week's episode of  Music For Life, Music From DePauw...

we find out from our band and jazz directors what their ensembles are bringing us this semester...

faculty oboe professor Leonid Sirotkin comes in to invite us to his upcoming recital...

King's Singers
The King's Singers
our 21CM Graduate Intern Elleka Okerstrom chats with Melissa Snoza of Fifth House Ensemble, back on campus as part of their year-long residency...

violin professor Erica Dicker prepares for an "island getaway..."

and looking forward to our first Green Guest Artists of the semester, we hear from choir director Kristina Boerger and two of her students about the phenomenal vocal ensemble The King's Singers!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Music For Life Episode 77 - Fifth House Ensemble, Winter Term Experiences, Large Ensemble Preview



This week, on  Music For Life, Music From DePauw...

Fifth House Ensemble
Fifth House Ensemble
Hanna chats with 21CM Intern Elleka Okerstrom about what to expect from this week's visit from artists-in-residence Fifth House Ensemble...
 
Matt Skiba comes in to tell us about his Winter Term internship in New York City...
 
and looking forward to our large ensembles' performances this semester, our orchestra, choirs, and percussion ensemble directors come in to talk about what their groups are planning for us in the coming months, culminating in an exciting concert you will not want to miss, the monumental Ninth Symphony of Beethoven!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Music For Life Episode 76 - 21CM.org, The Coronation of Poppea, Winter Term Experiences



In this episode of  Music For Life, Music From DePauw...

21CM
Click to visit 21cm.org
with this year's opera production right around the corner, we hear from associate director Kerry Jennings and music director Orcenith Smith about producing Monteverdi's "The Coronation of Poppea," and Anna Gatdula chats with some of the cast members about the story of the opera...

Hannah Gauthier interviews sophomore music student Drew Casey about his Winter Term experience conducting in London...

and I talk with Elleka Okerstrom and Steven Linville about the unveiling of exciting new web site, 21cm.org, that we've developed to bring the 21st Century Musician ideas to the rest of the world!