Interview with Conductor Carl Topilow

As the Music Director & Conductor of Cleveland POPS, National Repertory Orchestra, & the Firelands Symphony and Faculty Emeritus at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Carl Topilow holds insight into almost every facet of the classical music world. Here he shares how he has been spending his time since the pandemic started and what his various ensembles have been doing to continue reaching their audiences and serving their musicians.

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Interview with Weston Sprott - Met Opera Trombonist & Dean of the Juilliard School's Preparatory Division

Insight from one of the country’s most prominent musicians! Weston Sprott shares how he has been spending his time in lockdown since the Met Opera closed its doors, his approach to virtual teaching, and how Juilliard’s Preparatory Division is adapting to the pandemic as well as four great points of advice for musicians as we cope with the pandemic. 

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Adapting & moving forward in the time of COVID

Two musician entrepreneurs share how their organizations and ensembles are making changes and staying relevant despite the challenges brought on by COVID-19. Featuring Angelica Hairston, founder & executive director of Challenge the Stats, and Kara LaMoure, founding member of the Breaking Winds Bassoon Quartet, and bassoonist of WindSync Wind Quintet.

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Interview with Carlos Andrés Botero - Asst. Conductor & Music Ambassador for the Houston Symphony and Music Director of the Conservatory Orchestra in the State of Veracruz

As an international conductor working in both the professional and educational sides of classical music, Carlos Andrés Botero has a unique perspective of the pandemic’s impact on the future of the music world. He shares an insider’s view of an orchestra developing its role in its community and a conservatory adapting to serve its students

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