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
TBJ83: Trombonist Donna Parkes of the Louisville Orchestra on having a “Yes!” attitude, sleeping bags and growing up in Australia
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TBJ83: Trombonist Donna Parkes of the Louisville Orchestra on having a “Yes!” attitude, sleeping bags and growing up in Australia Donna Parkes, Principal Trombone with Louisville Orchestra joins Andrew & Lance to detail her amazing career, from Australia to Kentucky, with stops in Chicago, Alaska and Doha, Qatar. In this fun and lively conversation, we cover: Playing Principal Trombone with Louisville Orchestra Playing with the Colorado Music Festival Coming from Indiana, I mean Canberra, Australia Coming to the U.S. after her undergrad to study with Charlie Vernon at DePaul The differences between the Australian and U.S. markets Studying with Michael Mulcahy early on in Australia Playing freelance gigs in Sydney for a year before moving Getting a lesson with Arnold Jacobs and Ed Kleinhammer Working with 80-year-olds in Virginia The size of Andrew’s tongue (don’t ask) Sleeping in her sleeping bag with her trombone in a hostel on her first night in the U.S. Taking pictures of snow Tips for flying to Australia Playing gigs in Sitka, Alaska twice a year How she recently got married in Australia A typical week in Louisville, which is anything but typical The importance of being flexible and being a good colleague Having a “Yes” attitude Playing in Doha, Qatar An important life lesson, “Don’t smell it first.” LINKS: Louisville Orchestra bio page 8th Position Blog interview Seraph Brass bio page Brasschicks interview Want to help the show? Here are some ways: Help others find the show by leaving a rating and review on iTunes. Show us some love on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Help us pay the bills (and get regular bonus episodes!) by becoming a Patreon patron. Show some love to our sponsors: The brass program at The Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University and Parker Mouthpieces (including the Andrew Hitz and Lance LaDuke models.) Tell your friends! Expertly produced by Will Houchin with love, care, and enthusiasm.