41 episodes

So, you're blind. Can you sing? Can you play an instrument? Can you act? Can you dance? Of course you can! Join Lizzy Muhammad-Park and her special guests as they pull back the curtain on their successes and struggles as blind people in the performing arts. Be educated, be challenged, be entertained, and be empowered to join us as we work together to make a "Scene Change" for the blind. Presented by the National Federation of the Blind Performing Arts Division: www.nfb-pad.org

Scene Change National Federation of the Blind Performing Arts Division

    • Arts
    • 4.7 • 6 Ratings

So, you're blind. Can you sing? Can you play an instrument? Can you act? Can you dance? Of course you can! Join Lizzy Muhammad-Park and her special guests as they pull back the curtain on their successes and struggles as blind people in the performing arts. Be educated, be challenged, be entertained, and be empowered to join us as we work together to make a "Scene Change" for the blind. Presented by the National Federation of the Blind Performing Arts Division: www.nfb-pad.org

    Beyond the "Giant Eyeball": Introducing the Blind Performer Fact Sheet

    Beyond the "Giant Eyeball": Introducing the Blind Performer Fact Sheet

    It's here at last! Many leaders and members of the NFB Performing Arts Division have been hard at work putting together a comprehensive resource for directors, educators, and performers of all kinds on blind performers from our own perspective. Now, in this episode, PAD President Katelyn MacIntyre and Vice President Cristina Jones join Lizzy to unveil the publication. They chat about the experiences that led them to work on this project, how all of us can use it as a resource in our auditions, and some practical tips to dealing with the concerns and objections of sighted performers who just aren't sure about working with a blind person. This is a can't-miss episode for performers in all areas!



    Find the full fact sheet here: https://nfb.org/about-us/divisions-committees-and-groups/divisions/pad-blind-performer-fact-sheet

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 39: Questions with Katelyn: Audiobook April, feat. Annie Donnelon

    Episode 39: Questions with Katelyn: Audiobook April, feat. Annie Donnelon

    This month we change the format a
    bit as Katelyn MacIntyre fills in for Lizzy for an extended "Questions
    with Katelyn" interview with Annie Donnelon, an artist of many talented
    who has most recently entered the world of audiobook narration. Annie shares
    how she became interested in this art form, the techniques she uses to makes
    her characters come to life, some tips for those who want to build a home
    studio, how she collaborates with writers, and much more. Plus, we hear a
    sample of her narration read live to us during our recording session! Join us
    as we celebrate the talents of 2 of our multifaceted members—Annie's skill as a
    narrator, and Katelyn's skill as an interviewer!

    • 32 min
    Episode 38: One Book, Two Books, Old Books, New Books, Feat. Melissa Riccobono

    Episode 38: One Book, Two Books, Old Books, New Books, Feat. Melissa Riccobono

    On this special Read Across America Day episode of scene change, Lizzy
    interviews first lady of the National Federation of the Blind Melissa Riccobono as she describes her
    career change into audiobook narration. Learn about her views on Braille and
    audiobook reading, the technical skills needed in this field, and her
    perspective on maintaining confidence! Bonus: you’ll get to hear her read part
    of a Dr. Seuss book!

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Ep 37: One Note Is All It Takes, feat. Oveante Magsby

    Ep 37: One Note Is All It Takes, feat. Oveante Magsby

    Listen as Lizzy interviews a pianist and singer of many
    genres, Oveante! He demonstrates musical chords, plays a couple of songs,
    discusses performing for Stevie Wonder, and even gives the secret to entry into
    the Berkeley School of Music in an episode you don’t want to miss! Since it’s
    our Valentine’s Day episode, you know we talked about love as well, focusing on
    self love and true confidence this year. Let us know what you think at NFBpad@gmail.com learn more about Ovi on his
    website here: https://oveantemusic.com/

    • 50 min
    Ep. 35: Transformation Central, feat. JP Williams

    Ep. 35: Transformation Central, feat. JP Williams

    Calling all creatives! If you're looking for something new and exciting in 2024, this is an episode you won't want to miss! First, our President and one of our Board members bring us news of two exciting NFB Performing Arts Division initiatives that you can play a part in. Then, Lizzy takes the mic with a guest who is no stranger to those who have been around the NFB for a while. His voice and guitar playing are heard on "The Rhythm of the Movement," the album that has become the soundtrack for so many NFB events since 2015. But JP is so much more; he's an accomplished musician and songwriter with some pretty impressive collaborations to his name, a life coach, and a podcaster. Join Lizzy and JP as they chat about performing, transformation, how to make real change, and so much more!

    • 47 min
    Ep. 35: A Place in the Choir, feat. Michael Johann, Chris Nusbaum and Kyle Woodruff

    Ep. 35: A Place in the Choir, feat. Michael Johann, Chris Nusbaum and Kyle Woodruff

    Welcome to our last episode of 2023! As we celebrate the holiday season, famous for virtually every choir imaginable giving some kind of performance, 3 prolific choral singers join us to share their experiences in the group singing environment. They'll also share some tips about succeeding in auditions and rehearsals, and get personal about the ups and downs of finding community and acceptance within the choir. Teaser: One of our guests has recently joined one of the most famous choirs in the world! You won't want to miss this special holiday episode!

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

The Blonde Leading the Blind ,

Informative

This is a great podcast! Wonderful nuggets of information to take into my week. Keep up the great work!

Access Today ,

Believe in the impossible!

The Scene Change Podcast is more than a fun show with some great interviews. It is a call to action for anyone who has a site challenge or confidence issue. Through conversations and revelation, listeners can be inspired and motivated to try something new and follow their passions in creativity and life. The conversations are entertaining and engaging, and behind all of it is a positive message that anything is possible. start listening to one episode and before you know it., you will have binged the series and get excited for what comes next.

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Blind people can perform!

Helpful podcast showcasing a variety of blind talent from all kinds of performing arts from music to dance to comedy, while also offering practical advice for those just getting started.

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