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TMSP #18 Zach Shemon and Glazunov

The Modern Saxophonist Podcast

Release Date: 11/13/2015

Building Your Business with Jessica Voigt Page  show art Building Your Business with Jessica Voigt Page

The Modern Saxophonist Podcast

Need some fresh ideas for running your saxophone studio?  Have you ever thought it might be you mindset holding you back?  Entrepreneurship is your mission, but you need to find a model to follow after in the world of saxophone.  I get the opportunity to speak with Jessica Voigt Page in how she developed her Saxophone Academy of Austin and her new venture into helping young professions tackle some of the difficult tasks of getting started.  You are not going to want to miss this one. 

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Dr. Brian Kauth: Through the Rabbit Hole show art Dr. Brian Kauth: Through the Rabbit Hole

The Modern Saxophonist Podcast

Dr. Brian Kauth comes on the show to discuss his dissertation on composer Roman Palester where he had to follow quite a few rabbit holes to get the vital information to complete the paper.  However, I too like Rabbit holes and found an interesting one that involves legend Jean Marie Londiex.  We get to say Happy Birthday to his mentor Wildy Zumwalt as well! Enjoy.

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Dr. Nathan Mertens - Off to Japan show art Dr. Nathan Mertens - Off to Japan

The Modern Saxophonist Podcast

Mark talks with Dr. Nathan Mertens who just finished his Doctoral degree program at University of Texas, Austin and is now off to Japan for a unique opportunity where he will be studying and researching at Kunitachi College of Music with Masato Kumoi. When I saw Nathan's Facebook post about this very rare opportunity I had to ask him to be on the show and give us a snapshot of what he expects to experience.  Enjoy!

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Saxophone Tech with Dave Camwell show art Saxophone Tech with Dave Camwell

The Modern Saxophonist Podcast

Being a saxophonist today means we have frequent run ins with technology these days.  Dave Camwell and Mark have a few pointers and some suggested app and hardware suggestions.  We cover practice tool applications, video, and audio editing platforms. I learned a ton and I'm sure you will as well.  Make sure to share with your saxophone friends and subscribe on iTunes, Google Play and Stitcher.   

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Dr. J. Michael Holmes: CSO Gold Standard show art Dr. J. Michael Holmes: CSO Gold Standard

The Modern Saxophonist Podcast

Have you ever dreamed of playing with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and wanted to know what its like to be on stage with some of the finest musicians in the world? Mark gets the opportunity to talk to Dr. J. Michael Holmes who recently toured with CSO throughout Europe.  Dr. Holmes is currently the Artist-Teacher of Saxophone and Head of Woodwinds at Roosevelt University Chicago College of Performing Arts.  This conversation will take you around the world and leave you encouraged about exploring the orchestral repertoire for saxophone.  

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Live from NY  with Kristen McKeon show art Live from NY with Kristen McKeon

The Modern Saxophonist Podcast

Mark and Kristen venture into the world of YouTube Live to record this episode.  We talk about New York, NY as being such a hub of saxophone activity from the NY office of D'Addaroo.  They end up getting into some deep conversation about being a saxophonist today and relevance.  You may be inspired by a few suggestions for performing venues and the overall brilliance of Kristen McKeon.  Enjoy!

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Instrument Repair with Steven Georges show art Instrument Repair with Steven Georges

The Modern Saxophonist Podcast

Ever wonder what to talk about with your instrument repairman or what steps to take when something is a little off?  Steven Georges contacted Mark off the challenge to come on the show with this very show idea.  Mark of course was glad to take the suggestion and learned quite a few tips and tricks along the way! 

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The Modern Saxophonist Podcast

Here we go again! Mark is taking a chance on experimenting with a new format by creating a series of solo audio blogs.  The point is to both entertain and create a call to action.  We talk show numbers and the numerous countries to have downloaded an episode from TMSP.  Also, discusses a few things he's learned along the way.  Don't forget to join Mark for the Super Bowl... Find out details in the episode! 

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James Barrera on Lindeman Method show art James Barrera on Lindeman Method

The Modern Saxophonist Podcast

James Barrera from Long Beach State University in Long Beach, California and Orange County School of the Arts breaks out the Henry Lindeman Method and gives a detailed break down of the benefits of using this technique.  Hearing about this air and finger coordination and special care for our relaxed movements is encouraging me to revisit some of my own playing and teaching.  Enjoy!

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Dr. Henning Schroeder Part 2 show art Dr. Henning Schroeder Part 2

The Modern Saxophonist Podcast

Good thing we took a break after part 1 because we completely lost track of time and had a blast talking about saxophone.  We might have gotten a little carried away, but you are sure to be both entertained and encouraged.  Dr. Henning Schroeder is the baritone saxophonist in the Capitol Quartet and also on faculty at Ohio Northern University.  Thanks for checking us out, make sure to like our Facebook page and Share this episode. 

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Mark is joined in this episode by Zachery Shemon of the PRISM Saxophone Quartet and Professor of Saxophone at University of Missouri Kansas City.  We talk about his recent performance of historical importance of the Glazunov Concerto for Alto Saxophone with Sioux City Symphony Orchestra playing on the exact old Martin saxophone Cecil Leeson used to perform the US premier in 1938.  The experience clearly left a mark with Zach. Hearing about the preparation demands using this vintage saxophone will be inspiring for any saxophonist to hear.  

We also cover his work teaching at Interlochen Arts Camp, Las Vegas NASA, Triathlon, Kelland Thomas, and Possible Grammy Nomination for PRISM.  Such a fun interview.  ENJOY!