A podcast all about the various different career paths in the world of professional music! Host Aaron K. Campbell sits down with various professionals in the field and chats with them about their paths and advice for people just starting out in the world of music.
YMG S3E4 - Kevin Day
In this episode:
Aaron and Kevin sit down and talk about Kevin’s musical training and how his career as a composer took off. Kevin also shares his advice for young musicians interested in pursuing composition, and how he got involved in the craft.
A composer whose music has been “characterized by propulsive, syncopated rhythms, colorful orchestration, and instrumental virtuosity,” (Robert Kirzinger, Boston Symphony Orchestra) Kevin Day (b. 1996) has quickly emerged as one of the leading young voices in the world of music composition today. Day was born in Charleston, West Virginia and is a native of Arlington, Texas. His father was a prominent hip-hop producer in the late-1980s, and his mother was a sought-after gospel singer, singing alongside the likes of Mel Torme and Kirk Franklin. Kevin Day is a composer, conductor, producer, and multi-instrumentalist on tuba, euphonium, jazz piano and more, whose music often intersects between the worlds of jazz, minimalism, Latin music, fusion, and contemporary classical idioms. Day currently serves as the Composer-In-Residence of the Mesquite Symphony Orchestra.
YMG S3E2 - Dr. Courtney Jones
Aaron and Dr. Jones sit and discuss being yourself in the art, the pledge you take when you choose your instrument, and pursuing music as a career.
YMG S3E1 - Whitney George
Whitney and I discuss the challenges of juggling a portfolio music career, staying true to yourself and your own interests, how to maintain a good standing with the other musicians you work with, and much more!
Young Musicians Guide S2E3 - Kevin Von Kapen
Aaron and Kevin sit down and discuss freelancing in classical music, leaving a more "typical" music job for a more self-employed route, and how music schools/programs sway our beliefs in what we can do in the classical music field.
YMGS2E2 - Arupa Gopal
Aaron and Arupa sit down and discuss what it is like to work in arts administration.
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Young Musicians Guide S2E1 - John Hadden
Aaron sits down with John Hadden, brass development coordinator for buffet. They discuss instrument sales, marketing, and making the choice to change career paths in music.
I miss the podcast, I thought it was a very beneficial learning guide, especially as an aspiring music ed major. Bring it back!!!