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Has there been a time in your life where you’ve looked to someone to guide you? Grammy-nominated flutist Karen Kevra is a musician whose life was changed by her mentor. Join her for engaging interviews of artists as they share personal stories of deep connection that will warm your heart and inspire you....whatever you do and wherever you are on your path.

Muse Mentors Karen Kevra

    • Performing Arts
    • 5.0 • 31 Ratings

Has there been a time in your life where you’ve looked to someone to guide you? Grammy-nominated flutist Karen Kevra is a musician whose life was changed by her mentor. Join her for engaging interviews of artists as they share personal stories of deep connection that will warm your heart and inspire you....whatever you do and wherever you are on your path.

    The Circus of Life: Rob Mermin and his mentor Marcel Marceau

    The Circus of Life: Rob Mermin and his mentor Marcel Marceau

    Rob Mermin ran off to join the circus in 1969 at the age of 19 ans went on to clown with great European circuses. It was his long mentorship with the iconic French mime Marcel Marceau that shaped him as a performer and inspired him to dream and make plans.  In 1987 he founded Circus Smirkus, the embodiment of Rob -- the touch of wonder, the charm, the story line, the mime and the humor. An enthralling story-teller, he'll make you laugh and he'll make you cry with his stories of discovery and loss, and of course mentoring--first as a protégé and later through his own rich legacy of mentorship of some of the greatest circus performers on earth.   

    • 48 min
    Armando in Wonderland: Illustrator Armando Veve

    Armando in Wonderland: Illustrator Armando Veve

    Philadelphia-based illustrator Armando Veve is a Forbes 30 Under 30 list designee. He has been awarded three gold medals from the Society of Illustrators and gained international recognition when he was named an ADC Young Gun. His breath-taking and...

    • 39 min
    Music, Magic, and Meditation: Pianist Jeffrey Chappell and his mentor Leon Fleisher

    Music, Magic, and Meditation: Pianist Jeffrey Chappell and his mentor Leon Fleisher

    In the first full episode of Muse Mentors, pianist Jeffrey Chappell reflects on his life and his formative mentorships first with pianist Jane Allen, and later with the legendary Leon Fleisher. Jeffrey reveals his early childhood genesis story with the piano; his studies at the Curtis Institute and Peabody Conservatory, and path that led him to an astounding last minute substitution for Claudio Arrau with the Baltimore Symphony. He addresses overcoming challenges and adversity and speaks about his lifelong meditation practice and his book Answers from Silence.

    • 35 min
    Welcome to the Muse Mentors Podcast

    Welcome to the Muse Mentors Podcast

    In this brief introductory episode, Muse Mentors host Karen Kevra weaves a personal story of mentorship and invites listeners to join her for engaging and inspiring interviews.

    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

Nostalgic Modernist ,

The wellspring of creativity!

Great show about creators and the people who actually created the creators! So far, the host, Karen Kevra, has chosen different arts for each episode. So many great anecdotes. Totally recommended for people whose kids might be involved in the arts and thinking about their teachers -- good and bad!

NRhannick ,

Muse Mentors

What a treat to find this podcast! I was engaged and inspired listening to Karen Kevra interview Vermont legend- Rob Mermin. I am not a musician - professional or otherwise. Neither am I a mime or clown but these interviews are about life, people who touch our lives and how to live our lives with courage and passion.

Can’t wait to hear more. Nicely done, Karen and Capital City Concerts!

Andy Shuford ,

Armando

Discussion of visual art this week. Armando is someone you may have not have known but seen his art. Nice discussion of microscopic spiders on your skin! Musical connection through synsthesia. Never a dull moment in this one.

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