Valade teaching fellows

In Studio A with William Short and Katherine Jordan

Aug 16, 2019

William Short and Katherine Jordan are Interlochen Arts Camp faculty members, professional musicians and music educators. The two married in 2015.

Jordan and Short visited IPR’s Studio A to perform music of Carl Nielsen and talk about balancing two busy careers in a marriage. Hear the entire performance and interview below.

 

Brock Morman engineered this edition of Studio A. Monica Yost provided production assistance.

In Studio A with Alexa Still

Aug 1, 2019

Dr. Alexa Still http://www.alexastill.com/ is a flute professor at Oberlin Conservatory of music and is known internationally for her recordings with the Koch International Classics label. This summer, she is teaching as a Valade Fellow with the World Youth Symphony Orchestra. 

Dr. Alexa Still visited IPR’s Studio A to play music of Paul Shoenfield with pianist  Po Chuan Chiang. She also talked about teaching and performing. Hear the entire performance and interview below.

 

 

Composer Amanda Harberg teaches music theory and composition at Rutgers University. In the summer, she's an Instructor of Composition at Interlochen Arts Camp.

This summer, Harberg visited IPR's Studio A with four of her faculty colleagues from Interlochen Arts Camp. With Harberg at the piano, they performed a variety of her chamber music.

Natalie Helm is principal cellist at the Sarasota Orchestra and founder of Upward Notes, an organization that takes music outside the concert hall and to the community. She is also a Valade Instructor of Cello at Interlochen Arts Camp.

Dennis Kim is the concertmaster of the Pacific Symphony and is a Valade Concertmaster at Interlochen Arts Camp.

Dennis Kim visited IPR’s Studio A to perform and chat about his career. Kim told us that Interlochen can be a "magical" place. He also said his kids knew he had "made it" as a professional violinist when he played on the soundtrack for the film "Toy Story 4."

"Syzygy" (pronounced "si-zeh-jee") is a noun that means "coming together for a common good." It is also the title of flutist Alexa Still's latest album.

All of the music on the album is by the Venezuelan composer Efraín Amaya. Still says, “The very first time I encountered the music of Efraín Amaya, I fell in love with the soaring melodies, the raw energy, the emotion, and the stories."

Kate Botello

Dr. Tim McAllister is a Professor of Saxophone at the University of Michigan and a renowned soloist, and is also a 2018 Valade teaching fellow at Interlochen Arts Camp.

Margaret Batjer is the concertmaster of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. She is also a 2018 Valade teaching fellow at Interlochen Arts Camp.

Batjer visited Studio A at Interlochen Public Radio to play music by Tchaikovsky, Beethoven and Schumann. She was joined by collaborative pianist Robert Koenig. Hear the music and conversation below.

 

Margaret Batjer’s residency at Interlochen is supported by the Valade Fellows Teaching Endowment.

Dwight Parry is the principal oboist of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. He  is also a 2018 Valade teaching fellow at Interlochen Arts Camp.

Parry visited Studio A at Interlochen Public Radio to play the oboe sonata by Camille Saint-Saens. He was joined by collaborative pianist Robert Koenig.

Parry talked about his interesting journey to becoming a full-time oboist. He also explained what he sees as being the main differences between a live performance and a recording session. Hear the entire performance and conversation below.

Violinist Celeste Golden-Boyer of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra and violinist David Coucheron of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra are Valade teaching fellows at Interlochen Center for the Arts this summer.

They joined us in Interlochen Public Radio's Studio A to talk about their careers, their work with the Interlochen students and experiences from their own student days. 

Coucheron and Golden-Boyer played music of Charles-August de Bériot. Hear their performance and conversation with IPR's Nancy Deneen below.

 Phil Sinder is professor of tuba and euphonium at Michigan State University. He is also a 2018 Valade teaching fellow at Interlochen Arts Camp.

 

Phil Sinder visited Studio A at Interlochen Public Radio to play music by Derek Bourgeois, Bill Dobbins and Paul McCartney. He was joined by collaborative pianist Derek Polischuk.

 

Listen to the complete performance and interview below.

 

 

  Violinist Martin Chalifour is the principal concertmaster of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and an adjunct professor at USC Thornton School of Music. Chalifour is also a 2018 Valade Concertmaster at Interlochen Arts Camp.

 

Martin Chalifour visited Studio A to perform music of Johann Sebastian Bach and Camille Saint-Saens. He was joined by collaborative pianist Robert Koenig.