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


Sunday, March 2, 2014

Music For Life Episode 55 - Fifth House Ensemble, Jazz Improvisation, University Band



In this week's episode of Music for Life, Music from DePauw...

student producer Matt Skiba talks with some students about the Fifth House Ensemble apprenticeship they're working on...
Sandy Williams
Sandy Williams

we go into the jazz improvisation classroom with our jazz guitar instructor Sandy Williams...

we ask flute professor Anne Reynolds about her desert island disc...

Band director Craig Paré tells us about the upcoming concert from the University Band...

and we hear more great music from our Music of the 21st Century guest composer, John Corigliano!


Friday, February 21, 2014

Music For Life Episode 54 - Opera Week Special



It's opera week here at the School of Music, and we're bringing you several perspectives on DePauw Opera's production this year of Mozart's early work "La Finta Giardiniera."

Mozart wrote this incredible work when he was only 18 years old, and we bring it to life with interviews with music director Orcenith Smith...

some members of our all-student cast...

stage director Joachim Schamberger...

and vocal professor Caroline Smith!


Saturday, February 15, 2014

Music For Life Episode 53 - Winter Term in NYC, Audition Weekend, Concerto Competition, John Corigliano



This week... Burke reports on his Winter Term course  in New York City...

2013 DePauw Concerto Competition Winners
2013 DePauw Concerto Competition Winners
Anna gives us a glimpse into the audition weekend experience of our incoming students...

with Concerto Competition auditions right around the corner, orchestra director Orcenith Smith stops in to chat about that DePauw tradition...

we feature some highlights of recent performances from our stages...

and right on the heels of our Music of the 21st Century festival, we bring you a conversation with renowned guest composer John Corigliano!