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 […]

I’ve learned quite a bit over the past three months since I started releasing episodes for “That’s Not Spit, It’s Condensation!”. Some of the obvious things are how to record an episode, how far away the mics should be from your face, how to edit an episode, mixing an episode, things like that. Just the […]

This post is part one of a two part blog. To read part two, click here. On January 15th, I posted an article outlining a method of practice that I was following that incorporated progression principles of powerlifting (say that three times fast..) on my blog. If you haven’t had a chance to see that, […]

Listen on – iTunes Spotify Google Play Buzzsprout For this episode, I was trying to think of a way to connect my podcast with something we were playing with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. I had some ideas about episode related to the Beethoven cycle, as well as our Disney show we did last weekend, but […]

Listen on – iTunes Spotify Google Play Buzzsprout When I was thinking of freelancers that I knew that would make a great episode for my “Freeway Philharmonic” series, Dean Haist was one of the first names that came to mind. Being from Lincoln, NE, I’ve known Dean for almost my entire musical career. I did […]

(Jim and his husband Troy) Listen on – iTunes Spotify Google Play Buzzsprout When a person comes up with an idea for anything, for it to succeed, they have to believe in it even if other people can’t see it or don’t believe it. There are countless stories of successful people who didn’t give up […]