46 episodes

This podcast shares the inspiring and endearing stories of dynamic young brass players, with the aim of increasing the visibility of people from underrepresented demographics in the field. Host Carol Jantsch (Principal Tuba with the Philadelphia Orchestra) leads conversations that cover a huge variety of topics, including mental health and wellness, race and gender issues, and how modern musicians use the internet. https://linktr.ee/risingstarspodcast

Rising Stars Podcast Carol Jantsch

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This podcast shares the inspiring and endearing stories of dynamic young brass players, with the aim of increasing the visibility of people from underrepresented demographics in the field. Host Carol Jantsch (Principal Tuba with the Philadelphia Orchestra) leads conversations that cover a huge variety of topics, including mental health and wellness, race and gender issues, and how modern musicians use the internet. https://linktr.ee/risingstarspodcast

    Brass Moms Part 2 - Pregnancy and Parenthood (Panel Discussion)

    Brass Moms Part 2 - Pregnancy and Parenthood (Panel Discussion)

    This week's episode will feature host, Carol Jantsch, moderating a panel of five brass musicians-all of whom are brilliant, incredibly talented, and most importantly, amazing mothers. The topics of discussion will include parenthood and the fourth trimester of pregnancy.  We welcome Jennifer Marotta, Dr. Katy Ambrose, Nicole Abissi, Dr.  Amy Schumaker Bliss, and Velvet Brown to the Rising Stars Podcast for the conclusion of our two-part series, Brass Moms.

    Jen's website
    Follow Jen on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube
     
    Katy's website
    Follow Katy on Facebook and Instagram
    The Horn Call Podcast Episode 10: Katy Ambrose
    Horn Call February 2021 Intro Katy Ambrose
    The French Horn in the Lives of Musicians of African and Creole Descent in America, 1700-2000

    Nikki's website
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    Amy's website
    Follow Amy on Facebook and Instagram
    Amy Schumaker Bliss on her children's book, her new euphonium album, and the New World Brass Cast
    Amy’s Brass Band read by Dr. Amy Schumaker Bliss
    TU Tuba/Euphonium Studio, Dr. Amy Schumaker Bliss: Euphonium Masterclass
    Luminaries: 2. In Green (Hildegard)

    Velvet's website
    The Queen of the Night Aria from the Magic Flute
    Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra: Movement I
    Incantation for Tuba and Piano

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    More about the host at caroljantsch.com
    More about the co-host at theflythegroup.com
    More about the producer and audio engineer at michnari robinson

    We hope our patrons will donate at least $1 each week to Buy Me a Coffee to support the many talents and services of our wonderful producer and audio engineer, Michnari Robinson. He has worked tirelessly behind-the-scenes to help make this podcast a success.  You are also welcome to support him through donations on PayPal (michnarr@gmail.com) and on Cash App ($MichnariRobinson).

    • 1 hr 39 min
    Hailey Brinnel - Jazz Vocalist, Trombonist, and Educator

    Hailey Brinnel - Jazz Vocalist, Trombonist, and Educator

    Based in Philadelphia, Hailey Brinnel has been a superstar since performing at the age of 12 with her father. This phenomenal jazz vocalist, trombonist, and educator will share her journey throughout the years; Hailey also provides insight on working with others and how she developed her versatile craft, which continues to inspire others who listen to her music and angelic voice.

    Links:
    Hailey's website
    Follow Hailey on Spotify
    Follow Hailey on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube

    Selected Videos:
    You Go To My Head - Hailey Brinnel
    Orange Colored Sky - Hailey Brinnel
    Hailey Brinnel Quartet- Wayfaring Stranger
    Hailey Brinnel - 2021 Sarah Vaughan Competition Performance

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    More about the host at caroljantsch.com
    More about the co-host at theflythegroup.com
    More about the producer and audio engineer at michnari robinson

    We hope our patrons will donate at least $1 each week to Buy Me a Coffee to support the many talents and services of our wonderful producer and audio engineer, Michnari Robinson. He has worked tirelessly behind-the-scenes to help make this podcast a success.  You are also welcome to support him through donations on PayPal (michnarr@gmail.com) and on Cash App ($MichnariRobinson).

    • 46 min
    Dr. Michael W. Nickens - University Professor and Director of the Green Machine Ensembles

    Dr. Michael W. Nickens - University Professor and Director of the Green Machine Ensembles

    Known affectionately as "Doc Nix,"  Dr. Michael W. Nickens has made an enormous impact at George Mason University and throughout this country's collegiate sports landscape as a director, composer, arranger, university professor, professional tubist,  and social justice advocate. He shares with our host, Carol Jantsch, his memories of their time at the University of Michigan, his thoughts on supporting one's fellow peers in the tuba-euphonium studio environment, and his perspective on life as a multi-talented individual who wears many hats.

    *LINKS*
    Mike’s GMU faculty page
    Follow Mike on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube
    Follow the Green Machine on Facebook and Instagram

    Selected Videos:
    George Mason University Green Machine plays Rage
    Short DOCumentary about Doc Nix and the Green Machine
    Music, identity, diversity, convergence | Michael Nickens | TEDxGeorgeMasonU
    Blackbird with tuba
    Super Mario Brothers Theme Song Rap (2019)

    Follow us on Instagram and Linktree
    More about the host at caroljantsch.com
    More about the co-host at theflythegroup.com
    More about the producer and audio engineer at michnari robinson

    We hope our patrons will donate at least $1 each week to Buy Me a Coffee to support the many talents and services of our wonderful producer and audio engineer, Michnari Robinson. He has worked tirelessly behind-the-scenes to help make this podcast a success.  You are also welcome to support him through donations on PayPal (michnarr@gmail.com) and on Cash App ($MichnariRobinson).
     

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Micky Wrobleski - Principal Tuba of the Beijing Symphony Orchestra

    Micky Wrobleski - Principal Tuba of the Beijing Symphony Orchestra

    Known throughout the tuba community for years as a great tubist in Chicago, IL,  Micky Wrobleski took his musical gifts to China after a chance opportunity landed his way. Becoming the principal tubist of the Beijing Symphony Orchestra has not only provided Micky amazing opportunities as a recording artist, chamber musician, university professor, composer, and arranger, it has also given him the lens to see life as a gay married man living on a different continent.

    *LINKS*
    Micky’s bio
    International Mock Audition Competition

    Videos
    Micky' s performance videos

    Follow us on Instagram and Linktree
    More about the host at caroljantsch.com
    More about the co-host at theflythegroup.com
    More about the producer and audio engineer at michnari robinson

    We hope our patrons will donate at least $1 each week to Buy Me a Coffee to support the many talents and services of our wonderful producer and audio engineer, Michnari Robinson. He has worked tirelessly behind-the-scenes to help make this podcast a success.  You are also welcome to support him through donations on PayPal (michnarr@gmail.com) and on Cash App ($MichnariRobinson).

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Jessie Montgomery - Composer, Violinist, and Educator

    Jessie Montgomery - Composer, Violinist, and Educator

    Rising Stars Podcast is excited and proud to showcase Jessie Montgomery, the highly acclaimed composer, violinist, and educator; this brilliant woman was appointed by Riccardo Muti, Zell Music Director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, as the ensemble’s Mead Composer-in-Residence this past July. Jessie shares her thoughts with our host, Carol Jantsch,  on many topics of conversation including social activism, exercises to address "composer's block," and how she has shaped her artistic voice in her stunningly vivid compositions.

    *LINKS*
    Jessie’s website
    Follow Jessie on Facebook, SoundCloud, YouTube, and Instagram
    Jessie’s NYT piece “Orchestras Are Rushing to Add Black Composers. Will It Last?”
    NYTimes Fall Preview profile piece
    Recent interview on the BBC Radio 3 Music Matters show

    Selected Videos:
    LA Phil performs “Banner”
    Minnesota Orchestra performs “Starburst”
    Catalyst Quartet - Jessie Montgomery - “Strum”
    Sergeant McCauley - Nonet written for Imani Winds & Catalyst Quartet
    Passacaglia -  flute quartet commissioned by National Flute Association  

    Follow us on Instagram and Linktree
    More about the host at caroljantsch.com
    More about the co-host at theflythegroup.com
    More about the producer and audio engineer at michnari robinson

    We hope our patrons will donate at least $1 each week to Buy Me a Coffee to support the many talents and services of our wonderful producer and audio engineer, Michnari Robinson. He has worked tirelessly behind-the-scenes to help make this podcast a success.  You are also welcome to support him through donations on PayPal (michnarr@gmail.com) and on Cash App ($MichnariRobinson).

    • 55 min
    Brass Moms Part 1 - Pregnancy and Brass Playing (Panel Discussion)

    Brass Moms Part 1 - Pregnancy and Brass Playing (Panel Discussion)

    This week's episode will feature host, Carol Jantsch, moderating a panel of four brass musicians-all of whom are brilliant, incredibly talented, and most importantly, amazing mothers. They will discuss how they have been able to navigate the beauty and challenges of being a brass player while pregnant.  We welcome U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Adrienne Doctor, Alana Vegter Gartrell, Vanessa Fralick, and Dr. Joanna Ross Hersey, to the Rising Stars Podcast for the debut of our two-part series, Brass Moms.

    *LINKS*
    Adrienne's bio
    Adrienne's interview
    The U.S. Army Ceremonial Band
    Alana's bio
    Genghis Barbie
    Vanessa's bio
    Toronto Symphony Orchestra
    Mozart Project
    Joanna's bio
    The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNC-Pembroke)
    International Women's Brass Conference

    Selected Videos:
    Zoomasterclass with SSGTs Adrienne Doctor & Kevin Paul
    Trumpet Posture
    Staff Sgt. Doctor performs Outdoor Overture with Excerpt Play-Along
    Open Your Heart - Guns N' Rosenkavalier featuring Genghis Barbie  
    Genghis Barbie "Coventry Carol" from Home for the Holidays
    Phoenix Ensemble - Gyorgy Ligeti - Six Bagatelles - Live Performance: March 2009 - New York City
    Vanessa Fralick, Associate Principal Trombone, Toronto Symphony Orchestra
    ITF 2016 Highlights - Vanessa Fralick
    Bernstein Dance Suite for Brass Quintet · Toronto Symphony Orchestra
    Improving Tone on Tuba and Euphonium
    Cat Affairs, Joseph L. Jefferson, Joanna Ross Hersey, Jae Won Kim
    Joanna Ross Hersey - Eleven Twelve - Tuba Solo

    Follow us on Instagram and Linktree
    More about the host at caroljantsch.com
    More about the co-host at theflythegroup.com
    More about the producer and audio engineer at michnari robinson

    We hope our patrons will donate at least $1 each week to Buy Me a Coffee to support the many talents and services of our wonderful producer and audio engineer, Michnari Robinson. He has worked tirelessly behind-the-scenes to help make this podcast a success.  

    • 1 hr 10 min

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9 Ratings

9 Ratings

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