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The Everyday Musician Podcast is a podcast made of conversations with everyday musicians doing amazing things. Each week violinist Eric Mrugala interviews musicians where you get to learn about their unique stories.

Everyday Musician Podcast Eric Mrugala

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The Everyday Musician Podcast is a podcast made of conversations with everyday musicians doing amazing things. Each week violinist Eric Mrugala interviews musicians where you get to learn about their unique stories.

    47 - Rob Duguay

    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

    • 55 min
    Black Lives Matter

    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. 

    • 1 min
    46 - Eduardo Ortiz

    46 - Eduardo Ortiz

    This week on the Everyday Musician Podcast, I have friend and colleague Eduardo Ortiz, a Connecticut-based musician and tenor. He is the music director at Faith United Church in Springfield and we talk about Opera, Opera, and more Opera. 

    • 39 min
    45 - Gwendolyn Matias-Ryan

    45 - Gwendolyn Matias-Ryan

    Happy Memorial Day! Gwendolyn Matias-Ryan is a violist from Oaxaca, Mexico, and has it the Artistic Director of the Sa'Oaxaca Strings International Music Festival, a tuittion free music festival offered to students interested in private lessons, chamber music, and workshops. You can learn more about the festival by visiting https://en.saoaxaca.com/. 

    • 46 min
    44 - Matthew Lowy

    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. 

    • 41 min
    43 - Nico Ordonez

    43 - Nico Ordonez

    Nico Ordonez is a violinist, violist, and arranger from Spain. We talk about his project, the Jazz Vault, where he collects rare Jazz violin records in hopes of making a catalog out of them. Follow Nico on Instagram at @nicordonez. 

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

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19 Ratings

19 Ratings

nickburkaotm ,

Insightful, inspiring, and informative

I love hearing from the wide array of music makers that Eric has on his program each week. Definitely a good place to hear about up-and-coming artists and innovators in the classical music world.

Loved listening to Sean! ,

Thanks Eric

Loved listening to a stream of thoughts from Sean about what he's up too. Bug Fight is definately fun to listen to and thoughts about how he composes is enlightening.

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