Friday, May 2, 2014

Music For Life Episode 62 - Harvest, Jazz Ensemble with Tad Robinson, Senior Seminar, Green Guest Artist Series



In our final episode of our academic year...

our Jazz Ensemble's special guest soloist -- singer Tad Robinson -- joins me to talk about that upcoming concert...
Fifth House Ensemble
Fifth House Ensemble

we go into the senior seminar classroom and hear about some intriguing final projects...

Student Producers come in to talk about next year's Green Guest Artist Concerts...

and closing out our book for this year, Greg Ristow, Eric Edberg and Emily Smith chat with me about "Harvest," our capstone extravaganza featuring Ensemble-in-Residence Fifth House and many local musicians!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Music For Life Episode 61 - Musical Theater Scenes, Senior Seminar Topics, Percussion at Peeler, Choir/Orchestra Performance



In this week's episode of Music for Life...

Steven Linville and some Musical Theater Scenes students tell us about their semester-ending extravaganza...
Steven Linville
Steven Linville

we hear from some students preparing their final projects in Senior Seminar...

Dan Hickey and I chat about an interesting composition project he recently finished...

Katie talks to percussion professor Bonnie Whiting and students Zack Jacobs and Andrew Bosomworth about this year's Percussion at Peeler concert...

and looking forward to our end-of-year choir and orchestra performance of Poulenc's Gloria, I talk to those groups' conductors, professors Orcenith Smith and Greg Ristow!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Music For Life Episode 60 - Horn Ensemble, Trombone Choir, Woodwind Extravaganza, Bluebird, Recital Season, Alumni



This week, in Music for Life...

Matt Skiba chats with members of the horn ensemble and the trombone choir about their upcoming concert...

Anne Reynolds
Anne Reynolds
we talk to flute professor Anne Reynolds about a special evening of woodwind music...

Veronica Pejril and student Andre Williams talk about a special dance and electronic music program they're presenting...

we hear what several students are planning for their upcoming solo recitals...

and as part of our 21st Century Musician initiative, we brought back to campus a panel of distinguished alumni, who joined me to talk about life in music after DePauw!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Music For Life Episode 59 - DePauw Underground, Accompanists, Bobby McFerrin



This week, in Music for Life...

Bonnie Whiting and Veronica Pejril tell us about an exciting Experimental Music Night coming up...

Anna talks to soprano Elleka Okerstrom about her rapidly-approaching senior recital...

Bobby McFerrin
Dean McCoy talks to pianist Amanda Hopson about the hardest job in show biz...

Mezzo Brooke Addison and bassist Jacob Peterman tell Burke Stanton about their junior recital next weekend...

and hot on the heels of Chanticleer's visit, voice professor Caroline Smith comes in to talk about the phenomenal Bobby McFerrin, our next Green Guest Artist!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Music For Life Episode 58 - Percussion Ensemble, University Band, Chanticleer



In this week's episode of Music for Life...

Bonnie Whiting comes in to give us a preview of the Percussion Ensemble concert...
 
Chanticleer
Chanticleer
Rachel Clark chats with Joey Leppek and Anna Gatdula about their upcoming Junior Recital...
 
Craig Paré, Carla Edwards, and Eric Edberg fill us in on the next University Band concert...
 
Senior Susan Miller comes in to talk to Burke Stanton about her Senior Recital...
 
we share some great performances from our Jazz Band and this week's Recital Hour...
 
and Dean McCoy talks to choir director Greg Ristow about the renowned vocal ensemble Chanticleer, which will be performing live here this weekend as part of our Green Guest Artist Series!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Music For Life Episode 57 - Shannon Song Cycle, Jazz Ensemble, Concerto Competition Concert



In our last episode of Music for Life before spring break...

I talk to Stephen Shannon, one of our composition students, about what he's up to, and we hear part of a song cycle he's working on...

2014 DePauw School of Music
Concerto Competition Winners
Matt Skiba rounds up some cats from the Jazz Ensemble to give us the scoop on their upcoming concert...

Katie Sherman chats with fellow university band percussionist Carly Tebelman about their favorite piece from last week's band concert...

Senior cellist Sam Kelly comes in to tell Rachel Clark about his senior recital program...

and, anticipating our Concerto Competition Winners' concert, I talk to many of our featured soloists!


Friday, March 7, 2014

Music For Life Episode 56 - University Chorus, Chamber Singers, First Year Seminar, View From The Stage, Fifth House Ensemble



This week, on Music for Life...

Greg Ristow
Greg Ristow
As our choirs get ready for a concert next weekend, Greg Ristow stops by to give us the scoop on their program...

Anna brings us The View From The Stage on the upcoming choir concert with singers Blake Beckemeyer and Dakota Dalton...

Matt Skiba chats with students Derrick Truby and Shannon Barry about their rotations in the first-year seminar

we bring you some outstanding performances from our stages...

and members of our ensemble-in-residence, the Fifth House Ensemble, join me to talk about their innovative work here as part of our 21st Century Musician initiative!