Episode 41: Mental Health with Sound Mind

Casey sits down with Sound Mind Executive Director Alex Hoffmann and Board Member Ben Manis. We discuss identity, career goals, and a taste of what it’s like being a working mother in the classical community. Sound Mind is doing GREAT work. Go find out more about them...

Episode 40: Not Dead Composers Featuring Mark Fish

Mark and Casey chat about musical aesthetics, poetic inspirations, and David Ogden Stiers. Mark’s youtube recording for the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra’s rehearsal of “Womanwork” can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6apd654SKN8 All music examples...

Episode 39: The Classical Guitar with Adam Levin

Adam Levin reunites with Casey after fifteen years! We talk origins, the importance of live performance, and what he believes is the true future of classical guitar music. Find out more about Adam here: www.adamlevinguitar.com...

Episode 38: Rapid Fire with French hornist Leander Star

Casey and Leander Star have a great and fun interview exploring the ins and outs of French horn personalities. https://www.buzzsprout.com/1040791/episodes/8126010
Episode 37: Tchaikovsky Facts and Fictions

Episode 37: Tchaikovsky Facts and Fictions

Dr. Sophia Tegart is back to talk Tchaikovsky’s music, drama, and personal life.  All music examples from musopen.org and commons.wikimedia.org. https://www.buzzsprout.com/1040791/episodes/8078241

Episode 35: Not Dead Composers Featuring Damien Geter

Episode 35: Not Dead Composers Featuring Damien Geter

In the fourth of our Not Dead Composers series, we talk to composer, singer, and conductor Damien Geter. Find him on Instagram @dgeter, and at his website damiengetermusic.com. https://www.buzzsprout.com/1040791/episodes/7717078

Episode 33: Rapid Fire with Ryan Zwahlen

Episode 33: Rapid Fire with Ryan Zwahlen

Previously unaired footage from our Instrumental Personalities episode! Join Casey and Ryan as they casually chat about instrumental stereotypes, disparity of concertos, and oboists “subtle” egos. https://www.buzzsprout.com/1040791/episodes/7552171

Episode 32: Build Your Library with Battalia

Episode 32: Build Your Library with Battalia

The first in a series of Build Your Library episodes - something to refresh the classical music you listen to! https://www.buzzsprout.com/1040791/episodes/7302817

Episode 31: Do I Have Perfect Pitch?

Episode 31: Do I Have Perfect Pitch?

I’ve always wondered, since I was a kid, if I actually have perfect pitch or not. And I... sort of... discover the answer? Maybe? Helpful insights from Mont Chris Hubbard and Leslie Grush. Want to test yourself? Check out a perfect pitch test here:...

Episode 30: It’s 2021 and Classical Music is Still Here!

Episode 30: It’s 2021 and Classical Music is Still Here!

Happy New Year! Casey and Dr. Tegart have a wonderful and casual conversation recapping the year in music. We predict what’s to come, and we even make a few little resolutions for ourselves. https://www.buzzsprout.com/1040791/episodes/7070242

Episode 29: Not Dead Composers Featuring Rael Jones

Episode 29: Not Dead Composers Featuring Rael Jones

The first international interview! (Thanks, Zoom!) Casey chats with London-based and Emmy-nominated composer Rael Jones about his process, his new album, and his favorite descriptors of the Nyckleharpa. Download Rael’s new album, “Mother Echo,” right...

Episode 28: Mushrooms, Prepared Piano, and 4’33”

Episode 28: Mushrooms, Prepared Piano, and 4’33”

Dr. Sophia Tegart returns for a fascinating conversation about the life and times of composer John Cage. Prepared piano performance is from Richard Bunger’s performance, and can be found here: https://archive.org/details/AM_1973_05_17 Usage of this recording is...

Episode 27: Giving Thanks for Pants Roles

Episode 27: Giving Thanks for Pants Roles

Thank you all for your podcast support! I’m thankful for the KCW community. (A global one at that!) As a token of my appreciation, here is an extended interview with mezzo soprano Aleks Romano, previously only available to Patreon subscribers. I hope you enjoy! If...

Episode 26: The Mad, Mad World of Percussion

Episode 26: The Mad, Mad World of Percussion

Masked and at a distance, Casey ventured into the house of her good friend and colleague, Gordon Rencher, to discover a huge world of percussion. Cymbals, marimba, and rice bowls, oh my! https://www.buzzsprout.com/1040791/episodes/6462418