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For the first ever episode of The Brass Junkies, Andrew Hitz and Lance LaDuke welcome one of the greatest brass players in the world, Ryan Anthony.  Ryan is the former star of Canadian Brass and is currently the Principal Trumpet of the Dallas Symphony.  On top of that he is a cancer survivor, the head of The Ryan Anthony Foundation, and one of the nicest human beings you could ever hope to meet. Ryan discusses with us his entire career from soloing with major symphonies at the age of 16 to the Cancer Blows event he is throwing later this month with the likes of Doc Severinsen, Arturo Sandoval and Phil Smith to raise money for cancer research.  He also opens up about the phone call almost two years ago that changed his life forever. When you hear the positive attitude Ryan brings to the trumpet and to life, you'll know why we couldn't think of a better person to kick off this podcast! Note: We are aware there are some feedback issues in spots.  We are new to this whole thing and in the spirit of the Minimum Viable Product that we are always preaching to our business students, we are launching and learning on the fly. Thanks for your patience! Links: Cancer Blows Want to help the show? Take a minute to leave us a rating and a review on iTunes. You can help offset the costs of producing the show by making a small donation at https://www.patreon.com/thebrassjunkies. Your support is greatly appreciated! Produced by Austin Boyer and Buddy Deshler of FredBrass
Andrew and Lance interview - themselves. No really. They give you a little bit of background on Pedal Note Media, the origins of this podcast, and their Pray For Jens campaign. You can help offset the costs of producing the show by making a small donation at https://www.patreon.com/thebrassjunkies. Your support is greatly appreciated!
A "distilled and refined" Patrick Sheridan returns to the show to share his thoughts on passion projects and reflects on the loss of Sam Pilafian. In this fun and lively discussion, we cover: Shiverfest Wide in the hips Harry Watters Susan Rider Marine Band Scratch and Sniff How he picks projects Playing, teaching, conducting and publishing Distilled and refined Seeing Pat in action at American Band College How the project vetting has changed I'm on your porch Rainman of the tuba Four Star Brass commission 9-digit zip code Big Bottom Band "RooDoo VooDoo" Space Viking Mambo G-Nasty: Private Eye ABA Convention in Miami Conducting the USAF Band at Midwest Turtle dickies Jacobs Quotes Plate in Pat's head Saying no to things The gig mix and how it changes from year to year Breathing Gym next steps project ideas Passion projects Dos Amigos Brian McWhorter's "slactice" Play vs. Work Bassoons and thumbs Madlibs Icons Abby Lannnan needs to return Lance's trombone Reflections on the loss of Sam Fasting for 100 days Creed vs. Nickleback Show notes Skinny Jeans and Bad Shirts Sorrow Soup LINKS: Pat's Facebook page Pat's Instagram Pat's first appearance on the show in episode 35 Want to help the show? Here are some ways: Unlock bonus episodes galore by becoming a Patreon patron. We just launched a brand new Brass Junkies newsletter! It will change your life. Like, it's life-changing! Subscribe today to stay in the loop on all things Brass Junkies! Help others find the show by leaving a rating and review on iTunes or Apple Podcasts. Show us some love on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Show some love to our sponsors: The brass program at The Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University and Parker Mouthpieces (including the Andrew Hitz and Lance LaDuke models.) Buy Pray for Jens and The Brass Junkies merch at The Brass Junkies online store! Tell your friends! Expertly produced by Will Houchin with love, care, and enthusiasm.
JD Shaw, Associate Professor of Horn at the University of South Carolina and former colleague (inmate) of Andrew & Lance in Boston Brass, becomes the first repeat guest. In March and April of 2016, JD, Andrew, Lance and pianist/composer/moonbat David Cutler will be joining forces for a series of concerts under the name "Cones and Tones." JD explains the genesis of the group, talks about the upcoming program and what it is like to write for the group. Additionally, he talks about how the market for chamber music is changing, lists his favorite chamber groups and shares his take on the state of music training at the college level. There may or may not also be references to some infamous Boston Brass incidents.   Links: JD's bio at the University of South Carolina Buy some of JD's arrangements at Potenza Music You can help offset the costs of producing the show by making a small donation at https://www.patreon.com/thebrassjunkies. Your support is greatly appreciated! Produced by Austin Boyer of FredBrass.
Dave Zerkel, Professor of Tuba/Euphonium at the University of Georgia joins Andrew & Lance to discuss how he nearly became a meteorologist snake doctor. He recounts the path of his career, from standing very still in the Army Band, to teaching at Illinois State (after the retirement of his teacher, Ed Livingston) and on to his current position at the University of Georgia. He also talks about how the industry has changed in the last twenty years, how he helps guide his students to success and talks about what its like to play with the Brass Band of Battle Creek. Links: David Zerkel at UGATuba/Euph at UGABrass Band of Battle Creek You can help offset the costs of producing the show by making a small donation at https://www.patreon.com/thebrassjunkies. Your support is greatly appreciated! Produced by Austin Boyer and Buddy Deshler of FredBrass  
  Andrew & Lance talk shop with Jamie Lipton, Euphonium Artist and Professor of Low Brass at Henderson State University.    Jamie discusses her musical upbringing and how that led her to attending Northwestern and North Texas to study with Rex Martin and Brian Bowman. She tells us the reasons for her career decisions and the direction she would love to see Euphonium go in.    When she’s not winning international competitions, teaching her students, playing/conducting in brass bands and preforming in various chamber groups, she’ll be watching her favorite sport, soccer.    On top of all that, she has some good tips for our friend Jens!   jamielipton@gmail.com     You can help offset the costs of producing the show by making a small donation at https://www.patreon.com/thebrassjunkies. Your support is greatly appreciated!      
Phil Munds currently holds the position as Principal Horn for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Prior to that, he served as a member of The United States Air Force Band with the one and only, Lance LaDuke! Phil shares how he went from playing in the Air Force to rising through the ranks in the BSO horn section. He also discusses the day-to-day preparations for his job and having a long sustaining career as a professional musician. You won't want to miss the incredible stories shared between Lance and Phil as they relive their time in the military! You can find Phil on Facebook as well as through the BSO website.   You can help offset the costs of producing the show by making a small donation at https://www.patreon.com/thebrassjunkies. Your support is greatly appreciated!
Andrew & Lance are joined by Marty Hackleman, former horn player for the Canadian Brass, Empire Brass, and National Symphony Orchestra. Marty talks about the many stops along his incredible career, including winning his first professional audition at the age of 19. He also shares with us the decision he made as a 16-year-old that got him to apply himself and propelled him to success on the horn. He is the only person who was ever a full-time member of both the Canadian Brass and Empire Brass and discusses how it came to be that he and Dave Ohanian came to switch quintets. And he has some tough love for Jens!   You can help offset the costs of producing the show by making a small donation at https://www.patreon.com/thebrassjunkies. Your support is greatly appreciated!
Andrew & Lance are joined by Demondrae Thurman, one of the best euphonium players in the world, to talk about the many different aspects of his career. He is an international soloist, college professor, member of the tuba/euphonium quartet Sotto Voce, and performer with the Brass Band of Battle Creek. He also goes into detail about where he sees the euphonium going as instrument moving forward and his very intriguing plans to help take it there.   You can help offset the costs of producing the show by making a small donation at https://www.patreon.com/thebrassjunkies. Your support is greatly appreciated!
Matt Vaughn, Co-Principal Trombone with the Philadelphia Orchestra sits down with Andrew & Lance in a fun and wide-ranging conversation. Matt talks not only about his highly successful career, but about what it is like being a twin, what he listens for in auditions and what it was like to take on the role of Mother Teresa in Air Force Basic Training. Oh, and he once played a gig at Cedar Point with his pants down. Allegedly. Links: Matt's Website Philadelphia Orchestra bio Book: No More Mr. Nice Guy Book: The New Toughness Training for Sports Book: The Inner Game of Tennis TED Talk: Power Posing You can help offset the costs of producing the show by making a small donation at https://www.patreon.com/thebrassjunkies. Your support is greatly appreciated! Produced by Austin Boyer of FredBrass
IWBC President Joanna Hersey joined Andrew & Lance in her second podcast to spend some more time talking about gender issues in brass playing. Fresh off the 25th Anniversary International Women’s Brass Conference, we spent a good amount of time talking about that tremendous organization, from the founding (by Susan Slaughter) in St. Louis in 1993 to the highly successful event in the summer of 2017 at Rowan University. We learned that while women represent 28% of the horn sections of major orchestras, they only appear in  3-5% in the other brass sections. We also fall on our swords and explain why we’ve sucked up to this point in booking women.    Additionally, we’re trying out a new platform for recording the episodes and In a moment of weakness and lack of foresight, Andrew left Lance in charge of a set of sound effects which you may hear from time to time. To time.     Links:   IWBC site   Joanna's site   Want to help the show? Take a minute to leave us a rating and a review on iTunes. The Brass Area of the Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh PA is our new partner (and Lance has been teaching euphonium there since 2000). If you are interested in learning more about the program, visit the site HERE! Check out Parker Mouthpieces fine offerings (including the Andrew Hitz and Lance LaDuke models) by clicking PARKER! You can help offset the costs of producing the show by making a small donation at https://www.patreon.com/thebrassjunkies. Your support is greatly appreciated! Last but not least, we are now on Instagram! Follow us at instagram.com/pray4jens/ TODAY! Expertly produced by Joey Santillo with love, care, and enthusiasm.
TBJ85: Tom McCaslin, Tubist with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra on audition prep, recording yourself and all things Canada. Tom McCaslin, Tubist with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Soloist, Teacher, and Clinician has been described by Fanfare Magazine as “one of the contemporary tuba virtuosos”. Originally from Regina, Saskatchewan Tom’s playing and teaching have taken him around the globe. He has performed and taught in Canada, the United States, Switzerland, Portugal, Finland, New Zealand and Australia. As an orchestral musician he has performed with the Minnesota Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the North Carolina Symphony, the Regina Symphony, the Winnipeg Symphony, the New Mexico Symphony, the Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música (Portugal), the Lahti Symphony (Finland) and was acting Principal Tuba in the Auckland Philharmonia (New Zealand).  In the summers he teaches at the Eastern Music Festival in Greensboro, NC, where he serves Principal Tuba with the EMF Festival Orchestra under the direction of Gerard Schwarz. The Boston Brass “I Left My Pants in Sarnia, Canada” story New gig in Calgary Canada jokes! Audition preparation How he developed his ears with the help of Sam (Pilafian) and then on his own Put a premium on recording himself (84 hours worth!) Trust in your own abilities Use physicality to override thought, play your way out of it Audition prep with Sam at Tanglewood Systematic Used a randomizer app, put excerpts in and created rounds for himself Daily round of most likely candidates Day of audition, puts himself in a cocoon, noise-cancelling headphones Listened to Bill Simmons podcast and pop music to keep his head clear Studying with Sam Pilafian at Arizona State University Travelin’ Light Studying jazz Boston Symphony audition The support within Sam’s teaching studio Recording solos with Sam as producer Christmas his first year at ASU story, audition prep, followed by turkey prep Teaching at East Carolina University Looking for the quality of person more than quality of player Teaching studio curation The importance of the Studio Class hour, setting the expectations Studying with Roger Bobo in Switzerland The Dog Whisperer “Sack of nicknick” story at Banff Lance’s spot-on Jens impression Andrew’s Banff story with Joe Alessi in Jens’ Porsche Sweat out the bad LINKS: Tom's website CPO Bio page Tom's Yamaha artist page Calgary Philharmonic YouTube channel Want to help the show? Here are some ways: Help others find the show by leaving a rating and review on iTunes. Show us some love on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Help us pay the bills (and get regular bonus episodes!) by becoming a Patreon patron. Show some love to our sponsors: The brass program at The Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University and Parker Mouthpieces (including the Andrew Hitz and Lance LaDuke models.) Tell your friends! Expertly produced by Will Houchin with love, care, and enthusiasm.
Washington National Opera/Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra trombonist Doug Rosenthal joins Andrew & Lance in a conversation ranging from the bass trumpet to dealing with the Valsalva maneuver and his experiences as an openly gay brass player.   Currently, in his 6th season with the Washington National Opera/Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, Doug was actually speaking to us from Chicago, where he was playing bass trumpet with The Lyric Opera. He explains how he manages to schedule both gigs, how he got started at Northwestern and a variety of other topics, including:     Starting on euphonium Going to Bremen Germany to get a bass trumpet Playing with The New World Symphony Playing the full Ring Cycle His blog, "Inside the Arts" His challenges overcoming issues the Valsalva maneuver Being an openly gay brass player #thouhgtsandprayers for Jens LINKS: Doug's "Inside the Arts" blog   Kennedy Center Opera Orchestra FB Page   A Tale of Two Auditions post   Tips for Playing in the Orchestra as a Trombonist video   Doug's Kennedy Center bio page   Want to help the show? Take a minute to leave us a rating and a review on iTunes. The Brass Area of the Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh PA is our new partner (and Lance has been teaching euphonium there since 2000). If you are interested in learning more about the program, visit the site HERE! Check out Parker Mouthpieces fine offerings (including the Andrew Hitz and Lance LaDuke models) by clicking PARKER! You can help offset the costs of producing the show by making a small donation at https://www.patreon.com/thebrassjunkies. Your support is greatly appreciated! Last but not least, we are now on Instagram! Follow us at instagram.com/pray4jens/ TODAY! Expertly produced by Will Houchin with love, care, and enthusiasm.
TBJ92: Jason Ayoub, Principal Horn in The US Navy Band on Dallas Brass, playing with Charlie Vernon and meeting a moose Chief Musician Jason Ayoub is the Principal Horn in the Navy Band and teaches at Towson University. Chief Musician Jason Ayoub, a native of El Paso, Texas, joined the Navy Band in 2006. He received his Bachelor of Music from the University of North Texas (UNT), where he studied with William Scharnberg. During his final year at UNT, he joined the nationally acclaimed Dallas Brass. For four years he toured extensively with the ensemble throughout the United States and gave more than 300 performances and master classes. He has been a featured clinician and soloist at The Midwest Clinic as well as numerous Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) regional and national conferences. Ayoub served as third horn with the Waco Symphony from 2001-2003 and third horn with the Delaware Symphony from 2003-2007 and has performed regularly with the Kennett and Baltimore Symphonies. He has also been a guest soloist with the Jackson, Scranton, Louisville and Utah Symphonies. He is featured as the solo horn on Ståle Kleiberg's "Requiem for the Victims of Nazi Persecution", recorded at Washington National Cathedral. In this fun and lively episode, we cover: How 19 years have passed since Andy, I mean Andrew was in Dallas Brass with Jason Bladder control Navy Band bus seating Dallas Brass Joining the Navy Band in 2006 The joys of basic training Studied at North Texas Traveling and playing gigs "I learned a lot from you, even." New Albany Tennessee Best Dallas Brass gigs over the years Hot springs in Alaska Meeting a moose Playing with Charlie Vernon Navy Band audition process Brass player name-dropping American Band College Dan Hostetler Trying to learn drum kit A typical day in the Navy Band Touring with the Navy Band Teaching at Towson State University How he spends his crazy long commute Playing with Tage Larsen Jason's wife with the typical bassoon, ukulele, accordion doubling LINKS: Navy Band bio Towson University bio Want to help the show? Here are some ways: Help others find the show by leaving a rating and review on iTunes. Show us some love on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Help us pay the bills (and get regular bonus episodes!) by becoming a Patreon patron. Show some love to our sponsors: The brass program at The Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University and Parker Mouthpieces (including the Andrew Hitz and Lance LaDuke models.) Tell your friends! Expertly produced by Will Houchin with love, care, and enthusiasm.
***We just launched a brand new Brass Junkies newsletter! It will change your life. Like, it's life-changing! Subscribe today to stay in the loop on all things Brass Junkies!*** Sign up by 10/31 for a chance for you and a friend to chat with The Brass Junkies! TBJ121: Trumpeter Wayne du Maine on working with Bernstein and Prince, but not at the same time. He is one of the busiest and most successful musicians working today and he shares how he balances it all with a smile on his face. From his bio: A native of St. Louis, Wayne J. du Maine currently performs with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, American Composers Orchestra, New York City Opera, Rodney Mack Philadelphia Big Brass, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and with contemporary music ensembles such as Speculum Musicae, Sospeso, and ST-X Xenakis. Mr. du Maine is a member of the Manhattan Brass and with Mercury and the Brooklyn Philharmonic Brass Quintets, he is dedicated to performing and introducing live music to thousands of school children in the NYC area, NJ and PA. Wayne has worked with a broad spectrum of artists ranging from Leonard Bernstein and Leonard Slatkin to Hank Jones, Wynton and Branford Marsalis, Patti Lupone and Audra MacDonald. He has been a soloist with the orchestras of St. Louis, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh. He can be heard on recordings with the New York Philharmonic, Met Opera Orchestra, numerous commercials, motion pictures and with Prince on his New Power Soul recording. Mr. du Maine is on the faculty of Columbia and Princeton Universities as well as Bar Harbor Brass Week. At the Juilliard School, Wayne teaches trumpet in the Music Advancement Program and serves as a teaching assistant in the Instrumental Music Program. He is also on the conducting faculty of the Elisabeth Morrow Summer Strings and now is Music Director of the Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble at the Elisabeth Morrow School. Recently, Wayne made his Brooklyn Philharmonic conducting debut to critical acclaim and will make his Westchester Philharmonic debut in Spring, 2011. Mr. du Maine has performed at music festivals in Aspen, Spoleto, Tanglewood, Vermont Mozart, Bowdoin, Marlboro, Berkshire Choral, and the Manchester (VT) Music Festival. Wayne just completed a two year run of Fiddler on the Roof where he was associate conductor. He is currently a member of the show How The Grinch Stole Christmas and has served as associate conductor at the hit revival of South Pacific at Lincoln Center. Highlights of recent performances include the Boys Choir of Harlem, Take 6, Martha's Vineyard Chamber Music Society, Absolute Ensemble, soloist with the Cincinnati Symphony, Peter, Paul and Mary, and the rock band Jesus H. Christ, where he plays keyboards. A member of two softball leagues in Central Park, Wayne resides in New Jersey with his wife, Sharon and daughter Sequoia. In this fun and lively discussion, we cover: Stanley Cup/St. Louis Blues NYU brass program Learning the ropes as an administrator Recruiting and fundraising Negotiating and the art of pricing 1990 Tanglewood performance of Copland's Third Symphony under Bernstein Conducting Scotch and cigarettes Prioritization and scheduling Playing in the stage bands at The Met Mark Gould Portfolio career/freelancing Looking 7-9 months ahead to manage uneven income Playing on Broadway while still in school The importance of sightreading How he guides his students Wayne du Maine's Beer Course With Trumpet Recording with Prince Links: NYU Steinhardt Brass page Manhattan Brass Westchester Philharmonic NY Times article Wayne du Maine's Beer Course With Trumpet Want to help the show? Here are some ways: Unlock bonus episodes galore by becoming a Patreon patron. We just launched a brand new Brass Junkies newsletter! It will change your life. Like, it's life-changing! Subscribe today to stay in the loop on all things Brass Junkies! Help others find the show by leaving a rating and review on iTunes or Apple Podcasts. Show us some love on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Show some love to our sponsors: The brass program at The Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University and Parker Mouthpieces (including the Andrew Hitz and Lance LaDuke models.) Buy Pray for Jens and The Brass Junkies merch at The Brass Junkies online store! Tell your friends! Expertly produced by Will Houchin with love, care, and enthusiasm.
TBJ70: Listener's Choice: Where Andrew & Lance share stories related to questions submitted by YOU! This is the first in what may become a recurring episode type (depending on whether you nice folks like the format.) We get lots of questions on a variety of topics and thought we'd try answering some of them. In this episode, we talk about our early influences and share stories from our formative years. We close out the episode explaining how we ended up in music school and will be unpacking the process of college applications/auditions for the next installment of the "Listener's Choice." Let us know what you think! LINKS: Want to help the show? Take a minute to leave us a rating and a review on iTunes. The Brass Area of the Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh PA is our new partner (and Lance has been teaching euphonium there since 2000). If you are interested in learning more about the program, visit the site HERE! Check out Parker Mouthpieces fine offerings (including the Andrew Hitz and Lance LaDuke models) by clicking PARKER! You can help offset the costs of producing the show by making a small donation at https://www.patreon.com/thebrassjunkies. Your support is greatly appreciated! Last but not least, we are now on Instagram! Follow us at instagram.com/pray4jens/ TODAY! Expertly produced by Joey Santillo with love, care, and enthusiasm. This episode is the last produced by Joey. HUGE buckets of thanks to him for being a great partner in making these shows happen!
Charles Lazarus, 4th/utility trumpet in the Minnesota Orchestra joins Andrew & Lance in an interview to discuss everything from producing concerts to Gestalt dream analysis. Charles has grown beyond the typical role of orchestra member to someone who produces concerts for the orchestra on a regular basis. We talk about the long and painful lockout experienced by the Minnesota Orchestra, the ideas of Michael Kiser, and (believe it or not) Esquivel. Charles also explains the importance of clarifying your goals, and the importance of tenacity, access and influence.  Additionally, we hear some legendary stories from Charles’ time in Dallas Brass including a standoff with the cops and a story about “The Nub.” Links: Charles' website Charles' Minnesota Orchestra bio page New album! Lovejoy Want to help the show? Take a minute to leave us a rating and a review on iTunes. We are proud to announce we have a new sponsor for the The Brass Junkies! The Brass Area of the Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh PA is our new partner (and Lance has been teaching euphonium there since 2000). If you are interested in learning more about the program, visit the site HERE! You can help offset the costs of producing the show by making a small donation at https://www.patreon.com/thebrassjunkies. Your support is greatly appreciated! Last but not least, we are now on Instagram! Follow us at instagram.com/pray4jens/ TODAY! Produced by Joey Santillo
Pete Meechan, composer of “Song of Hope”, joins Andrew & Lance to talk about, wait for it, composing! Pete explains how he went from working in the bar at the Royal Northern College of Music to writing pieces which have impacted countless listeners and has allowed him to work with and write for some of the best players and organizations in the world. We discuss music as a healing process, talk about the state of the industry and how CDs can still serve as proof of quality. We learn who he considers to be his favorite composers, get the story behind his incredibly popular “Song of Hope” and hear about the music he is working on today.   And how he strives to set “new standards in not sucking."     LINKS!   Meechan Music Site   Epitaph for Hillsborough   TEM Episode with Pete   Song of Hope   Want to help the show? Take a minute to leave us a rating and a review on iTunes. The Brass Area of the Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh PA is our new partner (and Lance has been teaching euphonium there since 2000). If you are interested in learning more about the program, visit the site HERE! Check out Parker Mouthpieces fine offerings (including the Andrew Hitz and Lance LaDuke models) at http://www.parkermouthpieces.com/ You can help offset the costs of producing the show by making a small donation at https://www.patreon.com/thebrassjunkies. Your support is greatly appreciated! Last but not least, we are now on Instagram! Follow us at instagram.com/pray4jens/ TODAY! Expertly produced by Joey Santillo with love, care and enthusiasm.
Andrew & Lance have a new episode format in this installment. They tell some of their favorite Boston Brass stories including their first gigs, the time Lance almost died in Austria, and how Andrew once had to have his tuba repaired in three separate continents all within the same month. Let us know if you would like this new format and if you would like to hear more stories. We will always continue to bring you interviews with the best of the best but are looking for ways to occasionally branch out. Your feedback is always appreciated! You can help offset the costs of producing the show by making a small donation at https://www.patreon.com/thebrassjunkies. Your support is greatly appreciated! Produced by Austin Boyer of FredBrass
Canadian Tubist Jarrett McCourt is the Acting Principal Tuba of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and the Tubist of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. Prior to this, Jarrett was the Tuba Fellow of the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Florida. Jarrett’s playing has been called “magnificent” by the Palm Beach Daily News and “warm, romantic and seamless” by the South Florida Classical Review. Jarrett has performed with a number of different high-level ensembles, including the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Flint Symphony Orchestra, the Windsor Symphony Orchestra, and has also performed as Acting Principal Tuba with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and the National Arts Centre Orchestra. Additionally, Jarrett has performed under classical conductors such as Michael Tilson Thomas, Robert Spano, James Gaffigan, Susanna Mälkki and Leonard Slatkin, as well as alongside jazz heavyweights such as Esperanza Spalding, Wayne Bergeron, and Nicholas Payton. In this fun and lively (and sometimes powerful and moving) conversation, we cover: "Warm, romantic and seamless" Chicago, playing with the Civic Orchestra Moving from Miami and driving from Florida to Illinois Playing with New World Symphony Playing with Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra Exit interview with NWS CEO, Howard Herring The new concert hall for NWS, live projection of performances on the side of the building The differences in culture between New World and Civic and Winnipeg MTTs advice as a newbie in NWS His suggestions to NWS addressing mental health initiatives Mental health person on staff at U of Michigan School of Music Pressures on professional musicians Working for a suicide hotline for two years as an undergrad Basic self-care tactics (food, sleep, hydration, etc.) Connecting with audiences in more personal and genuine ways Developing coping skills Active listening, acknowledge realistically and offer concrete advice If you suspect something, express something His suggestions for systemic changes in educational and professional environments Help others feel comfortable Noa Kageyama Meditation Personal highlight reel Achievement/Gratitude journaling Baby steps Taking every day as it comes LINKS: Personal site New World Symphony profile Bulletproof Musician Want to help the show? Here are some ways: Help others find the show by leaving a rating and review on iTunes. Show us some love on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Help us pay the bills (and get regular bonus episodes!) by becoming a Patreon patron. Show some love to our sponsors: The brass program at The Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University and Parker Mouthpieces (including the Andrew Hitz and Lance LaDuke models.) Tell your friends! Expertly produced by Will Houchin with love, care, and enthusiasm.
Bruce Broughton, multi-award-winning composer of countless television and movie scores somehow got tricked into talking with Andrew & Lance about his amazing career. Bruce’s music has been nominated for 24 Emmy’s, he has won 10 (!!!) of them and was nominated for both an Oscar and a Grammy. Take that! From an early musical start at Salvation Army Band Camp and composer (at 5 years old) of “Go Up Jesus, Come Down Baby”, to his 10 years at CBS and his overwhelmingly successful career in Hollywood, Bruce explains the ins and outs of his craft. We hear how his friendship and collaboration with tuba legend Tommy Johnson led to the creation of his Tuba Concerto and we uncover some of the brass pieces he has written that he wishes were played more often. It was difficult for Andrew & Lance to maintain whatever was left of their cool while talking with this incredibly talented, successful and generous guy. Links: http://www.brucebroughton.com/biography/ Want to help the show? Take a minute to leave us a rating and a review on iTunes. You can help offset the costs of producing the show by making a small donation at https://www.patreon.com/thebrassjunkies. Your support is greatly appreciated! Produced by Joey Santillo
  Leonhard Paul of Mnozil Brass joins Andrew & Lance for a spectacular conversation about the phenomenon that is Mnozil Brass. Over the last 24 years, Mnozil Brass has charted a path that is completely unique and continues to amaze audiences all over the globe. Leonhard explains how they plan and develop their shows, pieces and stage settings. He goes on to talk about the development of the YouTube sensation Lonely Boy. From learning how to work a crowd to the subject of "lip disability", this conversation was both fun and illuminating. You can help offset the costs of producing the show by making a small donation at https://www.patreon.com/thebrassjunkies. Your support is greatly appreciated! Produced by Austin Boyer of FredBrass
Jonathan Dorn has played tuba for everyone from Leon Redbone to The Philadelphia Orchestra and got to hang out with John Belushi in the 70s, 'nuff said. He shares incredible (and hilarious stories) from over 50 years in the business. Some of the crazy things he shares in this interview: How he got started on the tuba as a kid and worked his way through the ranks in Philly What it was like taking lessons with the legendary Abe Torchinsky Playing 16 shows (16!) a week with Ringling Brothers Circus (think bleeding chops) and getting to work with legendary cornet player and bandleader Merle Evans How he learned changes on the fly Passing off his regular gig with Your Father's Mustache to the legendary Bob Stewart What it was like performing on Saturday Night Live four times with Leon Redbone and partying with John Belushi and Chevy Chase in the '70's And how he became a professional chef after 30 years of playing the tuba professionally!   LINKS: Tuba Chef article   Facebook page   All Music bio   Want to help the show? Take a minute to leave us a rating and a review on iTunes. The Brass Area of the Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh PA is our new partner (and Lance has been teaching euphonium there since 2000). If you are interested in learning more about the program, visit the site HERE! Check out Parker Mouthpieces fine offerings (including the Andrew Hitz and Lance LaDuke models) by clicking PARKER! You can help offset the costs of producing the show by making a small donation at https://www.patreon.com/thebrassjunkies. Your support is greatly appreciated! Last but not least, we are now on Instagram! Follow us at instagram.com/pray4jens/ TODAY! Expertly produced by Will Houchin with love, care, and enthusiasm.  
TBJ125: Andrew & Lance Give Thanks. Lance drops a bunch of questions on Andrew, testing his ability to be thankful. Hilarity ensues. In this fun and lively discussion, we cover their gratitude related to their favorite or most memorable: Artist (Lance: Jeff Conner and Elvis Costello) Piece of art (Andrew: Monet, Leaves of Grass, The Godfather, "Two From the Vault" by the Grateful Dead, "Linchpin" by Seth Godin, all of Led Zeppelin) Piece of technology (Lance: Parker Mouthpieces, Jeff Conner, and EZ Pass) Family member that is not your spouse or kid (Lance: His Granpa Kenny Smith and Andrew's pumpkin pie story) Experience in the US (Andrew: Trey and Bernstein stories) Experience in HS (Andrew: talent show from Tanglewood) Want to help the show? Here are some ways: Unlock bonus episodes galore by becoming a Patreon patron. We just launched a brand new Brass Junkies newsletter! It will change your life. Like, it's life-changing! Subscribe today to stay in the loop on all things Brass Junkies! Help others find the show by leaving a rating and review on iTunes or Apple Podcasts. Show us some love on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Show some love to our sponsors: The brass program at The Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University and Parker Mouthpieces (including the Andrew Hitz and Lance LaDuke models.) Buy Pray for Jens and The Brass Junkies merch at The Brass Junkies online store! Tell your friends! Expertly produced by Will Houchin with love, care, and enthusiasm.
TBJ113: Rebecca Cherian on encouraging young women players, the importance of allies and the Bernstein Bounce. Rebecca Cherian is Co-Principal Trombone of the Pittsburgh Symphony. From her bio: Rebecca Cherian was awarded the position of co-principal trombone of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra by Lorin Maazel in 1989. She has been trombone instructor at Carnegie Mellon University since 1993. Cherian was a founding member of the International Women’s Brass Conference in 1994 and served as the IWBC Newsletter Editor for five years.  As a California native, Cherian began her professional career at the age of 16 as trombonist with the San Jose Symphony under the direction of George Cleve. At the age of 17, she appeared as a soloist with the San Francisco Symphony as a result of winning First Prize in their Young Musicians’ Awards. Cherian earned her Bachelor of Music Degree from the California Institute of the Arts and her Master of Music Degree from the Yale School of Music. While in school she was awarded First Place in the Atwater Kent Brass Competition and Outstanding Chamber Music Performer at Yale. She studied with Miles Anderson, Robert Szabo, and John Swallow. Before becoming a member of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Cherian held positions of principal trombone with the Springfield Symphony in Massachusetts and the Rhode Island Philharmonic. She was trombone instructor at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, the Hartt School of Music and Wesleyan University. As a freelance artist, she toured with the Israel Philharmonic under the Direction of Leonard Bernstein, performed with the Boston Opera, New York City Ballet, Hartford, New Haven, and Vermont Symphonies and Goodspeed Opera House. In September 1993, Cherian enjoyed the honor of performing at the White House in Washington, D.C. as part of a 15-woman ensemble of brass and percussion players for the opening reception of the Annual International Women’s Forum. The group performed the world premiere of Joan Tower’s fanfare, Celebration, which was dedicated to Hillary Clinton. Cherian appears regularly as a soloist and master class Clinician at the IWBC. Cherian released her second solo CD, “L’Invitation au Voyage,” in 2015. Both her first CD, “Water Awakening,” and “L’Invitation au Voyage.” are available through cdbaby.com or amazon.com. She can also be heard on “From the Back Row,” a recording on Albany Records of the Low Brass Section of the Pittsburgh Symphony and numerous recordings of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Lorin Maazel, Mariss Jansons and Manfred Honeck. In this fun and lively discussion, we cover: The dramatic Rebecca/Becky controversy Playing with the PSO The recent PSO concert at Lincoln Center in NYC Technical difficulties Becky still has a home phone (thankfully!)! The state of the PSO How social media played a part in getting the word out about the PSO player's positions Her first gig was in San Antonio Symphony at 16 years of age Losing her slide story Women in the career field, how things have changed and what work there still is to do The importance of building allies in a group How to coach and encourage young women players (and the men too!) Diversity issues in general Picking the instrument in school, despite trombone not being a "girl's" instrument Soloing with the San Francisco Symphony at 17 Lance's monumental frack  Playing under Bernstein with the Isreal Philharmonic on tour in Mexico and Texas (and learning Rite of Spring and bass trumpet in one day) Meeting Bernstein Bernstein falling off the podium (and bouncing back), AKA the "Bernstein Bounce" Herp Alpert Playing at the White House Links: PSO Bio CMU Bio Shires Trombone Artist Page Becky's CD Baby store From the Back Row CD (with the PSO low brass section) Want to help the show? Here are some ways: Help others find the show by leaving a rating and review on iTunes. Show us some love on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Help us pay the bills (and get regular bonus episodes!) by becoming a Patreon patron. Show some love to our sponsors: The brass program at The Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University and Parker Mouthpieces (including the Andrew Hitz and Lance LaDuke models.) Tell your friends! Expertly produced by Will Houchin with love, care, and enthusiasm.
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Started
Feb 19th, 2015
Latest Episode
Mar 17th, 2020
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No. of Episodes
134
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About 1 hour
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