Ep.64 Bob Lord – Lack of focus IS the focus

Topics include: Exploring creativity in our youth Being responsible for the lives of others as a CEO or a Conductor Theme of talks: what NOT to do! Most of what CEOs, Producers, and Conductors do, is psychology Music is the operating system of the brain The complexity and density of flavors “Welcome to the Monkey…

Ep.63 Sangeetha Ekambaram – Pride & Prejudice & Music

Sangeetha Ekambaram is a classical soprano who has performed in both operas and concerts across North America and Europe. She recently sang on a couple of recordings to be released in the Fall of 2020. With a love of local community-building, she enjoys the process of producing collaborative concerts wherever she finds herself.   In addition,…

Ep.62 Sean Perrin – Multifaceted Music & Marketing

Sean Perrin is the founder of Clarineat.com and the host of the internationally-acclaimed Clarineat Podcast and OK Podcast internet radio shows. He is also an active performer, recording artist, and music educator who lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Sean has performed as a substitute clarinetist with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, The Red Deer Symphony, The…

Ep.61 “Ode”

Sir Edward Elgar wrote a beautiful composition for mezzo-soprano, choir and orchestra called “The Music Makers” that premiered in 1912. It’s a setting of the poem “Ode” by Arthur O’Shaughnessy. While in a rare recitation state of mind, I thought you’d enjoy this poem…

Ep.60 How to Lose Friends and Infuriate People

This episode takes an unusual turn for Classic Jabber, in that it is a solo performance. Consider yourself as the friend I’m jabbering with today, although that’s a bit odd especially considering the topics we cover! Perhaps the best option is to keep the conversation going – let me know how you feel about these…

Ep.59 George Marriner Maull – Expert of Aha!

George Marriner Maull, Artistic Director of The Discovery Orchestra and three-time Emmy¬© nominated public television personality, has helped people nationwide to heighten their classical music listening pleasure through his Discovery Concerts¬© for American Public Television (APT), now available on Amazon.com. His course Fall in Love with Music, also recorded for APT, may be viewed on…

Ep.58 Paul Hostetter – From the Back to the Front

Paul Hostetter is The Ethel Foley Distinguished Chair in Orchestral Activities for the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University. He has conducted the New York City Opera, the Opera Theatre of Pittsburgh, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, the Orlando Philharmonic, the American Composers Orchestra, Philharmonia Virtuosi, the Naples Philharmonic, the Syracuse Symphony, the…

Ep.57 Lindsey Goodman – Advocate for Living Composers

Topics: Flutist Lindsey Goodman is a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician, and educator. Lindsey has performed, taught, and presented across three continents, including at Carnegie Hall, Eastman, Edinburgh Fringe, Oberlin, Google headquarters, National and Canadian Flute Association conventions, and across China. An advocate for composers, Lindsey has given over 140 world premieres. Her solo albums are reach through the sky (New Dynamic Records), returning…

Ep.56 Colleen Schmitt – Melodrama vs. Authenticity

Colleen Schmitt currently serves as Contemporary Music Director at the two campuses of Hyde Park Methodist church in Tampa, Florida. She also teaches piano privately and at The Leopold School, and plays jazz piano at The Gin Joint. Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, she has performed in and music directed many theater productions with The Milwaukee…