Our mission at unCLASSIFIED is to expand the audience for classical music. We actively lift up artists, composers, and ensembles of typically underrepresented backgrounds and communities to show that classical music is for everyone.
With the unCLASSIFIED: Behind The Music Podcast, we go behind-the-scenes with artists & composers of diverse backgrounds, musical styles, and more.
Behind The Music: R. Carlos Nakai
R. Carlos Nakai is the world’s premier performer of the Native American flute and one of the most well renowned and respected artists representing Native American culture in the world. In this episode, we interview R. Carlos Nakai about his musical background, influences, involvement with orchestral music, Native American culture, and more.
Behind The Music: Andrew Joslyn
Andrew Joslyn is a composer, producer, orchestrator, violinist, and co-chair of the Recording Academy's National Advocacy Committee. In this episode, we interview Andrew about his musical beginnings, collaborating with major artists like Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Leslie Odom, Jr. and The Seattle Symphony, scoring films, and the hope and inspiration he wants to bring to the new generation through his work as one of the co-chairs of the National Advocacy Committee with the Recording Academy.
Behind The Music: Nicole Neely
For the first episode in the unCLASSIFIED: Behind The Music podcast, we interview acclaimed Nashville-based arranger, composer, conductor, clinician and educator Nicole Neely, who discusses her musical journey from her beginnings in South Carolina, the role of classical music in pop music, the foundation and opportunities she has created in Nashville, the dreams that she is working towards, and more.