Sebastian Quesada is a composer and guitarist from Costa Rica who is currently doing his Doctorate of Musical Arts at Michigan State University. Listen Sebastian's music here https://soundcloud.com/sebastian-quesada-5 .
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47 - Rob Duguay
This week on the last episode of season 2 of the Everyday Musician Podcast, I invite New York-based jazz musician Rob Duguay who is the co-founder and president of a non profit organization called Jazz Generation. Their mission is to help inspire the next wave of jazz musicians and to provide paid performance opportunities to jazz professionals nationwide. Jazz Generation just announced their COVID-19 Musicians Relief Fund. You can learn more about the organization by heading to their website. Jazz Generation
Black Lives Matter
We're proud that we have been able to talk to black musicians, and share their amazing stories on the Everyday Musician Podcast. On the podcast this week, we invite you to take a moment to listen to our previous episodes the feature black artists.
Some of these artists include: Dj Spooky Ep. 42, Jonathan Heyward Ep. 39, Cailin Marcel Manson Ep. 36, Jordyn Davis (Composetheway) Ep. 35, Kedrick Armstrong Ep. 22, Nathaniel Taylor Ep. 21, Matt Hughes Ep. 16.
44 - Matthew Lowy
Matthew Lowy is a New York based pianist, composer, arranger, and orchestrator. He has toured nationally and internationally as a pit musician for musicals and has been a music director for several others. You can learn more about Matthew Lowy at https://www.matthewlowy.com.
39 - Jonathon Heyward
My guest this week on the Everyday Musician Podcast is Jonathon Heyward. Maestro Heyward is becoming an international presence on the world stage as a conductor having recently conducted the LA Phil and the Seattle Symphony. He has received degrees from the Boston Conservatory, the Royal Academy of Music, and was an LA Phil Conducting Fellow under Gustavo Dudamel. He has been appointed the Chief Conductor for the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie starting in January 2021. This episode was brought to you by Violin Podcast, serving violinists worldwide with deals, articles, and interviews.
38 - Cheng Zhi
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This week on the Everyday Musician Podcast, Boston-based musician and educator, Cheng Zhi comes on the podcast to discuss his recent fundraiser concert for the people of Wuhan, China who are battling the COVID19 outbreak. Leave your comments and let us know what you think! Like and Subscribe to the podcast.
37 - Ed Wharton
This week's episode is brought to you by my new podcast, ViolinPodcast.com, serving violinists worldwide with violin deals, blogs, and interviews.
My guest this week is Oakland based violist, Ed Wharton. We talk about his time as a violist, pursuing something that makes you happy, and the impact the coronavirus has had on the classical music economy.
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36 - Cailin Marcel Manson
This week's guest on the Everyday Musician Podcast is Cailin Marcel Manson, a baritone and conductor from Philadelphia, and is currently the director of Choral Activities and Music Performance at Clark University. He is also the artistic director and conductor of the Germantown Concert Chorus, music director of the Bennington County Choral Society, and music director of the Keene Chorale. You can learn more about Cailin on his website at www.cailinmarcelmanson.com
35 - Jordyn Davis
This episode is brought to you by my new project with Boston-based composer Joshua Jandreau. Please consider donating to our project for Mental Health Awareness Month that occurs in May 2020. Click here to learn more about our project and to donate.
My guest today is Michigan-based composer and bassist Jordyn Davis. Jordyn is the first African-American woman to get a Bachelor's Degree in composition at Michigan State University. She is also the founder of Composetheway, a singer songwriting project used as a way to express her love for music and to connect with others. You can learn more about Jordyn on social media with her handle @composetheway.
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34 - Daniel Hoppe
This episode is sponsored by my new podcast, VIolinPodcast.com! where we interview violinists from around the world, andfind the best deals on violin accessories, sheet music with our blog.
This week's guest is Daniel Hoppe, a Suzuki cello teacher and performer in Chicago, IL. Dr. Hoppe received degrees from Carleton College, The Boston Conservatory, and the University of Kentucky. He has also been a featured artist in music festivals around the world. These include Festival de Paques, Astona International, the Manchester Chamber Music Festival, the Brevard Music Festival, the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, and the Foulger International Music Festival. Currently he performs with the Glen Piano Trio and the Tawa String Quartet which can be heard in concerts throughout the Chicago area. You can learn more about Dr. Hoppe at www.danielhoppe.org
33 - Aleksandr Karjaka
After a long hiatus, we’re ready to get back into the swing of things for the Everyday Musician Podcast! This episode is with Aleksandr Karjaka. He’s a photographer, musician, and entrepreneur living in New York City. Recorded in the summer 2019, we tackle some topics relating to classical music and how classical music evolves through time. Learn more about Aleks at www.karjaka.com.
26 - For The Love Of Music with Cody Hiller
Aaaaand we are back! Thanks for joining us on the Everyday Musician Podcast Season 2! On the first episode of the season, I interview New York based violinist Cody Hiller. We talk about the life of a violinist in the 21st century and how collaboration with living composers can make for a great concert experience. Learn more about Cody by visiting his website at www.codyhillerviolinist.com and on Facebook. Thanks for tuning in to this week's episode of the Everyday Musician Podcast! If you want to listen to more episodes, hit the subscribe button, and visit www.ericmrugala.com/podcast.
25 - Teaching Cello with Henry Stubbs
This week on this LONG overdue episode, I have Cleveland based cellist Henry Stubbs on the Everyday Musician Podcast. We talk about what it's like being a music teacher and we let the listeners know how they can get started with learning an instrument. You can learn more about Henry at www.henrystubbs.com.
20 - Being Your Own Boss with Karen Cubides
I'm honored to have Karen Cubides from Cubides Artist Management on this week's podcast. She gives us the inside scoop on helping become your own boss and two things you can do right now to change your music career. This is advice for non-musicians too! You can check Karen out at www.cubidesartists.com. This week's episode is brought to you by Bandzoogle, a website creator by musicians for musicians. Click my link here to get a 14-day trial with Bandzoogle. https://bandzoogle.com/?memref=r3a7a2
19 - A Leap of Faith with Violinist Liubomyr Senyshyn
First episode of 2019, wazee! I'm glad to be interviewing my friend and colleague, Liubomyr Senyshyn, who is now in his third year in the USA. I talk to him in person about how taking a leap of faith is what you need to pursue your personal and professional goals.