15 episodes

Dr. Beth McGinnis, musicology professor at Samford University, explores the rich stories and music of her home state in this podcast. Season 2: "The Magic City" will premiere throughout fall 2021, one episode per week.

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Dr. Beth McGinnis, musicology professor at Samford University, explores the rich stories and music of her home state in this podcast. Season 2: "The Magic City" will premiere throughout fall 2021, one episode per week.

    Brian Viliunas & The Magic City Clarinet Festival

    Brian Viliunas & The Magic City Clarinet Festival

    Dr. Beth McGinnis and Dr. Brian Viliunas talk about the Magic City Clarinet Festival, the Samford University Orchestra, environmentally friendly clarinets, practicing and performing music, and more. Dr. Viliunas and Laurie Middaugh play the third movement of Evan Mack's Clarinet Sonata.

    • 28 min
    Chloe Smith part 3

    Chloe Smith part 3

    Dr. Beth McGinnis talks with Chloe Smith about music created in response to the bombing of 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham. Photo by Adam Jones, Wikimedia Commons.

    • 46 min
    Chloe Smith part 2

    Chloe Smith part 2

    Dr. Beth McGinnis continues her conversation with Chloe Smith about Birmingham jazz musicians during the Civil Rights era.

    • 48 min
    Chloe Smith part 1

    Chloe Smith part 1

    Dr. Beth McGinnis talks with Chloe Smith, who wrote a Yale University master's thesis on Birmingham musicians and the Civil Rights era.

    • 30 min
    Kunal Tiwari

    Kunal Tiwari

    Dr. Beth McGinnis talks with Kunal Tiwari, a euphonium student at Indiana University and formerly a member of the Mutton Chops Brass Band. Kunal tells about Hindu devotional songs, Bollywood movies, and the magic of making music with other people.

    • 42 min
    The Mutton Chops

    The Mutton Chops

    Dr. Beth McGinnis talks with members of the Mutton Chops Brass Band about professionalism, friendship, and having fun.

    • 37 min

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