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85 minutes | Jun 20, 2022
Fun With Flags!
To celebrate Flag Day, we take an extended nerd moment on flags, of course. Plus, we discuss patriotic concerts and wind band music.
90 minutes | May 29, 2022
The Crew on Film
The crew is back to talk film scores and our favorite movie music composers.
62 minutes | Apr 6, 2022
Guten Tag! It’s the Brahms Show
The crew is back together to talk Brahms on the 125 anniversary of his death. Gab a bowl of Raisin Brahms and join us.
117 minutes | Mar 13, 2022
The CODA Conference Returns!
The College Orchestra Directors Association conference returned last month for the first time since the start of Covid. In this episode we discus the conference and how the organization stayed relevant during the pandemic with out-going CODA President Kimcherie Lloyd. Also, Larry interviews the students of the Washington and Lee University’s Instrumental Conducting Mentorship Program, an innovative initiative for undergraduate conductors directed by Dr. Chris Dobbins.
67 minutes | Dec 17, 2021
Into the Time Machine!
This episode we crank up the Conductors Brew time machine and whisk ourselves to the past to visit some of our favorite composers. Along the way we also get sucked into the Internet wormhole of technical difficulties. The time machine needs work.
95 minutes | Oct 25, 2021
Fighting Burn Out
This month we talk about keeping work, school, and the challenges of life as a musician in perspective.
57 minutes | Sep 19, 2021
We’re back for season 2 of the show! We discuss our new format and look ahead to another season with COVID-19.
87 minutes | Jun 26, 2021
Boldly We Go!
We conclude our first season with a nerdy voyage through the music of Star Trek. Plus the crew discusses our favorite symphonies and looks back on our first year.
63 minutes | Jun 19, 2021
Composers and Critics on Music
To deepen our understanding of music we go straight to the source and read the writings of prominent critics and composers. Plus Brandon brings the jokes.
87 minutes | Jun 12, 2021
Making Connections with Our Audiences, Part 2
User Experience (UX) professional Jess Vice joins the crew to continue our discussion on the concert experience.
75 minutes | Jun 7, 2021
Making Connections with Our Audiences
This week we welcome crew members Kate Campbell, Brandon Horrocks, Audrey Lund, Em Lund, and Ashkan Tabatabaie to discuss how orchestras can better connect with audiences.
63 minutes | May 29, 2021
The Concerto Show
Matt returns for a conversation about conducting concertos, one of the trickier tasks a conductor undertakes.
30 minutes | May 23, 2021
The Salt Lake Symphony Returns!
The Salt Lake Symphony, one of Utah’s finest community orchestras, returns this month for a series of concerts featuring for the first time since the pandemic the full brass section. Join us for a sample of the concert and an interview with music director Dr. Robert Baldwin and assistant conductor Brandon Horrocks.
59 minutes | May 15, 2021
We’re back with the second part of our Mahler journey. This week Matt takes us through Symphony No. 9 and gives his opinion on what it’s all about.
51 minutes | May 9, 2021
Join the crew for the first of two episodes on one of music‘s greatest conductors and composers, Gustav Mahler. Plus, we engage in coffee siphon combat!
55 minutes | May 1, 2021
The Era of “Isms”
Join the crew as we meander through modern music.
79 minutes | Apr 25, 2021
The Art of a Luthier with Ben Ward
This week Ben Ward takes us inside the instrument, and explains the process and history of making orchestral strings.
78 minutes | Apr 17, 2021
Every conductor has pieces they dream about doing, or can’t wait to do again. This week the crew discusses which pieces are on our bucket list and which pieces we just can’t conduct enough.
65 minutes | Apr 3, 2021
Get With The Program
Our thoughts on performing program music are truly fantastique.
66 minutes | Mar 28, 2021
Pulling Out All the Stops on Saint-Saëns’s Organ Symphony
Dr. Robert Baldwin joins us and crew mate Matthew Makeever to discus Saint-Saëns’s magnum opus, his Symphony No. 3 “Organ.” Plus, Dr. Baldwin gives us a review of his COVID school year.
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