The Candid Clarinetist podcast features interviews, performances, reviews, and panel discussions with leaders in the world of clarinet and professional orchestras. Join host Sam Rothstein, assistant principal clarinet and bass clarinet of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, as he explores the lives both on and off the stage of the world's top orchestral players, clarinet industry leaders, educators, artistic administrators, and everyone in between.
Digital Clarinet Academy with Ixi Chen
Episode 23:Ixi Chen of the Cincinnati Symphony and Digital Clarinet Academy joins Sam today to discuss the varied and relevant programing that the DCA has provided to students during the Coronavirus Pandemic. Entrepreneurship and other topics are also covered on this episode. Be sure to check out the Digital Clarinet Academy at https://www.digitalclarinetacademy.com/
Tanglewood Music Center with Michael Nock
Episode 22:Have you ever had such a transformative experience that changed the trajectory of your life? My three summers spent as a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center completely changed me and gave me the tools necessary to progress in my career. Associate Director and Dean of Fellows of the Tanglewood Music Center, Michael Nock, joins Sam on the podcast this week to discuss all things TMC. How do you apply? How competitive is the audition process? What kinds of things do I do while I am there? What is the living situation like? All of these questions are answered on this episode! Plus, Michael and Sam share some great memories from Tanglewood.
U.S. Army Field Band with SFC Kevin Walko
Episode 21:Have you ever considered a career in one of the premier military bands? Clarinetists are incredibly fortunate that the military bands provide an incredible opportunity for employment for so many of our colleagues.Bass Clarinetist of the US Army Field Band, Sergeant First Class Kevin Walko joins the podcast this week to discuss his experiences having a career in one of the premier military bands. SFC Walko has been with the US Army Field Band for over 12 years and his thriving career speaks for itself. Topics covered in this episode include the audition process, basic training tips, functions and performances with the band, and some of the best parts about being part of such a great ensemble.
Arts Disability Inclusion with Britt Sutton
Episode 20: Britt Sutton, who is the CEO of ArtMix, a non-profit arts organization in Indianapolis, Indiana, joins Sam on the podcast this week to talk about inclusion and disability advocacy. Learn about the mission of ArtMix and how they are truly redefining disability through the arts. She also happens to be Sam's wife! For more information on ArtMix, please visit http://artmixindiana.org
Spreading Kindness with Dr. Andy Hudson
Episode 19: Dr. Andy Hudson, Professor of Clarinet at University of North Carolina - Greensboro, joins the podcast to talk about being a kind person. As musicians, it is easy to assign value to ourselves and others based on our success and failures in music. Dr. Hudson embraces the idea of separating who we are as human beings from our value as musicians, and using empathy to support others in our profession and to always strive to be better than we were the day before.
The Principal's Office with Stephen Williamson
Episode 18:Principal Clarinet of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Stephen Williamson joins the podcast today. He gives some great advice on what it takes to play principal clarinet in an orchestra in terms of what you need to do with your equipment and how to manipulate your sound in order to be heard in large concert halls. This is a can't miss episode with one of the greatest clarinetists of our generation!