Regina Carter Creative Strings Podcast

Regina Carter/ Jazz Violinist: In Her Own Words – Creative Strings Podcast Ep. 32

Jazz Violinist Regina Carter gives a rare extensive candid interview, diving into her inspiring beginnings as a stand-alone jazz violinist, jumping to jazz from classical training, inspiring stories of encouraging mentors, and also, her tender experiences of supporting her mother and other loved ones through music. A recipient of the MacArthur (AKA “genius”) Award, Regina Read more about Regina Carter/ Jazz Violinist: In Her Own Words – Creative Strings Podcast Ep. 32[…]

Songwriting Strategies: A 360 Degree Approach (Part 1) with Mark Simos – Creative Strings Podcast Ep.14

In the first of a two part interview, I sat down with my former colleague at the Berklee College of Music, Mark Simos, to discuss the strategies featured in his book Songwriting Strategies: A 360-Degree Approach.

Conductor Markand Thakar on achieving transcendent musical performances Pt. 2 – Creative Strings Podcast Ep. 7

Join us in part two of a special two-part episode in which Dr. Markand Thakar challenges us to transcend the ordinary through music. “To absorb yourself into the sound you have to let go of your place in the world…”  Markand Thakar is a music director of the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra and co-director of graduate conducting at the Peabody Conservatory. Drawing from ideas Read more about Conductor Markand Thakar on achieving transcendent musical performances Pt. 2 – Creative Strings Podcast Ep. 7[…]

Matt Glaser on Music Education, Improvisation, and Mindfulness/ Creative Strings Podcast Ep. 3

– The diversity of creative string players in the newest generation, and how we arrived here
– How classical string/music teachers can adapt to a changing musical world

“Inevitably the classical world has had to come to grips (with) this tsunami of young players playing fiddle tunes”

– “Micro-improvisation” and using skeletal melodies to develop comfort with improvisation…
– The “present moment” in performance..