Need some fresh ideas for running your saxophone studio? Have you ever thought it might be you mindset holding you back? Entrepreneurship is your mission, but you need to find a model to follow after in the world of saxophone. I get the opportunity to speak with Jessica Voigt Page in how she developed her Saxophone Academy of Austin and her new venture into helping young professions tackle some of the difficult tasks of getting started. You are not going to want to miss this one.
Dr. Brian Kauth comes on the show to discuss his dissertation on composer Roman Palester where he had to follow quite a few rabbit holes to get the vital information to complete the paper. However, I too like Rabbit holes and found an interesting one that involves legend Jean Marie Londiex. We get to say Happy Birthday to his mentor Wildy Zumwalt as well! Enjoy.
Mark talks with Dr. Nathan Mertens who just finished his Doctoral degree program at University of Texas, Austin and is now off to Japan for a unique opportunity where he will be studying and researching at Kunitachi College of Music with Masato Kumoi. When I saw Nathan’s Facebook post about this very rare opportunity I had to ask him to be on the show and give us a snapshot of what he expects to experience. Enjoy!
Being a saxophonist today means we have frequent run ins with technology these days. Dave Camwell and Mark have a few pointers and some suggested app and hardware suggestions. We cover practice tool applications, video, and audio editing platforms. I learned a ton and I’m sure you will as well. Make sure to share with your saxophone friends and subscribe on iTunes, Google Play and Stitcher.
Have you ever dreamed of playing with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and wanted to know what its like to be on stage with some of the finest musicians in the world? Mark gets the opportunity to talk to Dr. J. Michael Holmes who recently toured with CSO throughout Europe. Dr. Holmes is currently the Artist-Teacher of Saxophone and Head of Woodwinds at Roosevelt University Chicago College of Performing Arts. This conversation will take you around the world and leave you encouraged about exploring the orchestral repertoire for saxophone.
Mark and Kristen venture into the world of YouTube Live to record this episode. We talk about New York, NY as being such a hub of saxophone activity from the NY office of D’Addaroo. They end up getting into some deep conversation about being a saxophonist today and relevance. You may be inspired by a few suggestions for performing venues and the overall brilliance of Kristen McKeon. Enjoy!