(This is the list from the 2019 Chicago Symphony principal trumpet audition) Listen on – iTunes Spotify Google Play Buzzsprout This episode was interesting for me to put together. Half of me feels like I’m making a big deal out of nothing. There are thousands of people who have taken an audition and haven’t advanced, […]

Listen on – iTunes Spotify Google Play Buzzsprout On this installment of “Freeway Philharmonic”, we are featuring Kathy White. Kathy is the principal clarinetist of the Atlanta Ballet, as well as a very active freelancer in the Southeast region. Kathy has played regularly played with the Alabama Symphony since I started playing here, and I’ve […]

Listen on – iTunes Spotify Google Play Buzzsprout On this installment of “Winning the Job”, we’re featuring George Goad and Derek Fenstermacher. George recently won associate principal trumpet with the Montreal Symphony and Derek won principal tuba with the St. Louis Symphony. Congrats to them both! I’ve known George for a number of years now. […]

Listen on – iTunes Spotify Google Play Buzzsprout I’m so happy I had the chance to interview Calvin for the podcast. Although he’s 3rd/bass clarinet in the Sarasota Orchestra, I know him best as personnel manager for the Charlottesville Opera. I first played there a couple of a years ago, and he was incredibly warm […]

Listen on – iTunes Spotify Google Play Buzzsprout   For this installment of “Winning the Job”, I was able to talk with Ansel Norris and Joe LeFevre. Ansel recently won second trumpet with the Naples Philharmonic and Joe won principal tuba with the Kansas City Symphony. Congrats to both of them! Being able to interview […]

Listen on – iTunes Spotify Google Play Buzzsprout   This conversation I got to have with Lisa Weinhold, principal flutist of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, was a really wonderful experience. I’ve known Lisa for years now, and although we are friends and colleagues, I’ve never had a chance to sit down and talk with her […]

Listen on – iTunes Spotify Google Play Buzzsprout   When I initially approached Carlos about interviewing him for the podcast, I wasn’t sure how much of his life he would be willing to share. I figured he’d be fine talking about his education and this thoughts on music, but I knew there were some dark […]

Listen on – iTunes Spotify Google Play Buzzsprout I’m so excited to finally present this episode. This episode was written, recorded, and finished in January, ready before I had released any episodes, so I’ve been waiting a long time! I discuss this in the episode itself, but I’ve been trained my whole trumpet life in […]

Listen on – iTunes Spotify Google Play Buzzsprout   On this edition of “Winning the Job”, I was able to speak to Nathan Clark and Sam Huss about their audition success. Thanks to both of them for being willing to speak with me, and congrats on your recent successes! I’ve known Nathan for a couple […]