Saturday, September 20, 2014

Music For Life Episode 66 - University Choirs, Art Music at Almost Home, Music Entrepreneurship, Barbara Nissmann, Roomful of Teeth



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

Choral Director Kristina Boerger gives us the scoop on what we can look forward to on this week's choral concert...

Kristina Boerger
Kristina Boerger
Anna Gatdula chats with the Miller-Hickey-Robin trio as they prepare for an Art Music at Almost Home gig...

we visit the 21st Century Musician's classroom with Professor Bonnie Whiting and students from our new Music Entrepreneurship class...

...faculty pianist May Phang stops by to talk about an upcoming recital by visiting pianist Barbara Nissmann...

and we bring you another treat from this season's inaugural Green Guest Artists concert — an exclusive pre-concert interview with the members of the Grammy-winning vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Music For Life Episode 65 - Erica Dicker, Fifth House Ensemble, Roomful of Teeth, University Orchestra



This week, on Music For Life...

University Orchestra director Orcenith Smith fills us in on their upcoming appearances...

Erica Dicker
Erica Dicker
we chat with new faculty member, violinist Erica Dicker...

members of our 2014-15 Artists-in-Residence, Chicago's Fifth House Ensemble, stop by to talk about what they have in store for us...

Jazz Ensemble director Steven Snyder visits a desert island...

and on the heels of Roomful of Teeth's amazing performance here as Green Guest Artists, we talk to their very own Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, Caroline Shaw!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Music For Life Episode 64 - Kristina Boerger, DePauwPalooza, Fifth House Ensemble



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

Fifth House Ensemble
Fifth House Ensemble
we formally introduce new choral director, Dr. Kristina Boerger, who's filling in for Greg Ristow this year...

Student Producer Hannah Gauthier talks to Jacob Peterman and Xeno Carpenter-New about our upcoming DePauwPalooza festival...

Matt Skiba hears from students Maureen Bailey and Jennifer Peacock about the exciting ways they spent their summer...

and we talk to our new Graduate Intern for 21CM and Dr. Eric Edberg about the Chicago-based Fifth House Ensemble, which is returning to us this year as our 21CM Ensemble-in-Residence!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Music For Life Episode 63 - 21CM Initiative, Greencastle Summer Music Festival, Steve Snyder, Roomful of Teeth



Welcome back to Music for Life — Music from DePauw! In our premiere episode of the new academic year...

Roomful of Teeth
Roomful of Teeth
we talk to cello professor Eric Edberg about how he spent his summer — organizing the tenth annual Greencastle Summer Music Festival...

we also feature performances from some of our star students from the last concert of this year's Greencastle Summer Music Festival...

we introduce new faculty member and Jazz Ensemble director Steve Snyder...

and Anna talks to visiting choral director Kristina Boerger and Burke Stanton about vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth, presenting the first of this year's Green Guest Artist Concerts next weekend!

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!