Friday, February 24, 2012

Music For Life Episode 4 - Joachim Schamberger, Reformation Arts Project, Ian Davidson, Vernon Jordan

In this episode of Music for Life we focus on our upcoming opera Albert Herring, including a conversation with visiting professor and director Joachim Schamberger.

We talk about an innovative way some DePauw students have chosen to share their music with prison inmates.

We speak with oboist Ian Davidson '80, as he stops by campus in the midst of a tour.

And we welcome back to campus an American hero and DePauw alum Vernon Jordan '57, as he discusses narrating New Morning of the World, as part of DePauw's Music of the 21st Century Festival.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Music For Life Episode 3 - Tony Weinstein, Winter Term, ISO, Joseph Schwantner

This week on Music for Life we talk with pianist Tony Weinstein about his upcoming recital. We talk to several students about their Winter Term experiences, including an innovative Dalcroze Eurhythmics movement course on campus, an internship with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and an amazing trip to New York City.

We continue with The Question You Didn't Ask, and introduce a new segment, The 5-Minute iPod.

We'll talk to former Concerto Competition winners and special guest, Grammy-winning composer Joseph Schwantner.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Music For Life Episode 2 - Joseph Schwantner, Faculty Woodwind Quartet, Craig Paré

This week, Music for Life showcases our Music of the 21st Century Festival and Pulitzer Prize winning guest composer Joseph Schwantner, who will be in-residence at the DePauw School of Music from February 15-19.

We will hear from the DePauw Faculty Woodwind Quintet, introduce a new segment, The Question You Never Asked.

We review two recitals from last week, and chat with our band director Craig Paré about how exciting it was to play for Bill Clinton last semester and how the band is working to welcome presidential adviser and civil rights legend Vernon E. Jordan '57 as part of DePauw's 175th Anniversary Celebration.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Music For Life Episode 1

The DePauw University School of Music is reaching out to the greater community MEC 064with an innovative new radio show, Music for Life, which debuted Sunday, February 5, on DePauw's student radio station WGRE.  The sixty-minute broadcast, which will be presented weekly, will feature members of the School of Music faculty and staff, as well as students and guest artists talking about upcoming performances, musical issues and the value of music in a life well lived.
 "The target audience is actually the College of Liberal Arts student who may have little interaction with our music offerings, as well as people in the community," says Mark McCoy, dean of the DePauw School of Music.  "The idea is to give them a glimpse into life in the School of Music and tell them about the upcoming events for the week, but more thanMEC 035 that, to tell them why this music is important and even how to listen to it. We hope to begin to explain the mysteries around music that has lasted hundreds of years and show why this music is so important. And, of course, the program will also serve to issue and reissue the standing invitation for all to come visit the Green Center for any number of these amazing performances."
 Music for Life has two meanings according to Dr. McCoy. He explains, "This is music for living but is also music for the entire span of your life -- once you hear it and feel it and understand it, it will be with you for the rest of your life.”
 The program airs Sunday evenings at 6 p.m. on WGRE, which broadcasts at 91.5 FM and can be heard worldwide via this link. It is also available as a podcast on the School of Music website and on iTunes.wgre feature 1
For more information contact the DePauw School of Music at or (765) 658-6732. 
One of America's first non-commercial, educational stations, WGRE signed on the air on April 28, 1949 and today broadcasts 24 hours a day when school is in session.