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The Tone Dome
88 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
TTD16: Jim Markey
In this, the 16th installment of The Tone Dome Podcast, I have the privilege of talking with Jim Markey. Mr. Markey is the Bass Trombonist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Brass Department Chair at the New England Conservatory of music. He is an incredibly kind and intelligent man with the heart and spirit of a great teacher.In this conversation we talk about..... - Parenting and music - Why trombone, and why music? - What's the meaning of music? - What Jim attributes his success to - How to practice deliberately - To feel small in the universe, or special
96 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
TTD15: Michael Cox
Michael Cox is the Second Trombonist with the San Francisco Ballet and Principal Trombonist of the Quad Cities Symphony Orchestra. In our conversation, we talk about... - For God's sake, why the trombone? - The importance of overcoming obstacles - You get nervous too? - Attacking challenges head on - What to think about when performing and practicing - Michael's tour through his audition history - What to do with a practice journal - Record your lessons!! - And much more....Rapid Fire Questions at the end are a must watch! Enjoy :)TheToneDome.com Please follow The Tone Dome on Facebook and Instagram for more content!
97 minutes | Mar 16, 2021
TTD14: Jim Nova
In this, the 14th installment of The Tone Dome Podcast, I have the absolute pleasure of talking with the Jedi Master himself, James Nova of the Pittsburgh Symphony. In this conversation we discuss... - An origin story for the ages - Tales from the conservatory - Teach the student in front of you - Go fast, play loud. Hit it hard and wish it well. - To be in the service of the music tradition - History of the Nova Overdub - How-to: Jedi-like enduranceCheck out Mr. Nova! You won't regret it. https://jimnova.com/ https://www.youtube.com/user/jn1578 https://soundcloud.com/jimnova
94 minutes | Mar 8, 2021
TTD13: Nicole Leung
Nicole Leung is a Soprano Vocalist in her second year of pursing a masters degree at the Yale School of Music. Listen as a lowly trombonist attempts to find some common ground with an incredibly talented vocalist with a burgeoning career on all things musical. Hear her sing here... www.nicoleleungsoprano.com/In this conversation we cover... - Nicole's musical history and initial inspirations. - A vocalists approach to memorization and expression. - The nature of making breakthroughs as a musician. - Dealing with nerves before and during a performance. - To listen or not to listen, that is the question. - Is concert etiquette due for an upgrade?
89 minutes | Feb 10, 2021
TTD12: Evan Wright
In this, the 12th episode of The Tone Dome Podcast, I have the privilege of talking with film composer Evan Wright. Evan is an extremely motivated artist and an equally productive person. After the chat, I couldn't stop myself from practicing. I hope the podcast rubs off on you the same way!
94 minutes | Jan 11, 2021
TTD11: Norman Bolter
In this, the 11th installation of The Tone Dome Podcast, I have the honor of talking with trombonist, composer, conductor, teacher, and music guru, Norman Bolter. The conversation certainly took on a life of its own, as art often does. We talk about Mr. Bolter's history, practicing patience with yourself, strategies to attack performance anxiety, and what Mr. Bolter is working on now that you can take advantage of as a mindful musician. I hope you learn as much as I did from this chat :)
87 minutes | Dec 9, 2020
TTD10: Kyle Peck
In this installation of The Tone Dome Podcast, I get the honor of sitting down with Kyle Peck. Kyle is a member of the United States Army "Pershing's Own" Band, and was a former peer of mine at the New England Conservatory. In this memorable discussion we discuss basic training, audition success, military life during COVID-19, the importance of comradery at school, and trombone section wrestling at NEC.
107 minutes | Nov 28, 2020
TTD9: Dave Taylor
In this, the ninth installation of The Tone Dome, I have the absolute privilege of talking with one of the greatest trombonists of our time, Dave Taylor. Mr. Taylor has appeared on numerous Grammy nominated recordings and has performed with people such as Yo-Yo Ma, Wynton Marsalis, and The Rolling Stones. In this conversation, we talk about artistry, literature, getting gigs, making connections, and much more! Thank you for listening :)
93 minutes | Oct 31, 2020
TTD8: Teddy Malasky
The 8th installment of The Tone Dome Podcast features trombonist turned conductor, Teddy Malasky. With Teddie, we discuss his switch from trombone to conducting, painting, conducting, health, and his experience conducting Persing's Own!
95 minutes | Aug 22, 2020
TTD7: Andrew Hitz and Lance LaDuke, "The Brass Junkies"
For Episode 7 of The Tone Dome, we are very honoured to welcome Andrew Hitz and Lance LaDuke, jointly known as "The Brass Junkies." In this memorable discussion, we discuss Lance's start in improv comedy, public speaking, podcasting, the ins and outs of podcasting, Sam's grammar/punctuation skills, and more.
74 minutes | Aug 22, 2020
TTD6: Michelle Baker
We are very pleased, honoured and ecstatic to have Michelle Baker, former 2nd horn of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and current Head of Brass at the Manhattan School of Music, discuss her time in the MET, teaching philosophies, duties as a brass head, responsibilities as a teacher, and more.
100 minutes | Jul 19, 2020
TTD5: Steve Lange & Colin Williams
Steve Lange, 2nd trombone of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and Colin Williams, associate principal trombone of the New York Philharmonic step into The Tone Dome and discuss life, the state of orchestras during and after the pandemic, life together in Joe Alessi's studio at Juilliard, the man, the myth, the legend himself, and more.
88 minutes | Jun 18, 2020
TTD4: Aneesh Kumar
For the 4th installment of The Tone Dome, Aneesh Kumar, recent graduate in trombone at the New England Conservatory under Toby Oft, and one of the current trialists with the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra talks about his experiences within the University and Conservatory setting, his "light switch" moment, life as his own teacher, and more.
91 minutes | Jun 8, 2020
TTD3: Scott Sutherland
For the third installment of The Tone Dome, we are very happy to be joined by Scott Sutherland who speaks to us about his early life, finding an open market, Presidio Brass, Scott Sutherland Music, sending Gene Pokorny to voicemail, and more.
68 minutes | May 9, 2020
TTD2: George Curran
George Curran, principal bass trombone of the New York Philharmonic enters The Tone Dome and discusses the new "normal," life in The Big Apple, engineering, John Rojak, and more.
66 minutes | May 8, 2020
TTD1: Ross Knight
For the very first episode of The Tone Dome, I welcome Ross Knight, solo tuba with l'Orchestre Suisse de la Romande, in Geneva, Switzerland. Ross is the former Karajan Academy tubist with the Berlin Philharmonic, and talks to us about his experiences in Europe, his day-to-day routine with the OSR, warm-up routines, audition preparation, and more.
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