The Brass Junkies Podcast - Pedal Note Media
About This Show
The Brass Junkies, hosted by former Boston Brass members Andrew Hitz and Lance LaDuke, features interviews with the best and brightest brass players in the world. Subject matter includes everything from the serious to the ridiculous, just like the music business.
Most Recent Episode
Zach Smith: Episode 56
Zach Smith, Assistant Principal Horn with the Pittsburgh Symphony and Adjunct Professor of Horn at Duquesne University joins Andrew & Lance to explain that conductors are human too. Who knew? Zach unpacks his daily routine and details a complete reset of his embouchure some time ago with the help of Arnold Jacobs. He covers the importance of good rhythm and intonation in auditions and talks a bit about the Pittsburgh Symphony strike. He feels strongly that musicians need to be their own advocates and was a great and passionate guest. And didn’t pay us to say so. Oh, and he may have mentioned “The Bumper” and Ming the Merciless along the way. LINKS: Zach's PSO bio page Zach's Duquesne bio page Want to help the show? Take a minute to leave us a rating and a review on iTunes. We are proud to announce we have a new sponsor for the The Brass Junkies! The Brass Area of the Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh PA is our new partner (and Lance has been teaching euphonium there since 2000). If you are interested in learning more about the program, visit the site HERE! Check out Parker Mouthpieces fine offerings (including the Andrew Hitz and Lance LaDuke models) at http://www.parkermouthpieces.com/ You can help offset the costs of producing the show by making a small donation at https://www.patreon.com/thebrassjunkies. Your support is greatly appreciated! Last but not least, we are now on Instagram! Follow us at instagram.com/pray4jens/ TODAY! Produced by Joey Santillo