September 20, 2021
Private clarinet teacher and coach Kelly Riordan joins Sam on today's episode. She coaches and mentors other music teachers on how to best build their studios to attract more students. A must listen for those interested in making private teaching a main source of income!
For more information about Kelly, please visit http://kellyriordan.com
August 23, 2021
In this episode of the Candid Clarinetist, Sam sits down with clarinetist Andy Hudson and composer Roger Zare to discuss their new book Elements of Contemporary Clarinet Technique. In this book, there are 22 new solo works for clarinet. Each work is preceded by a brief description of the technique explored as well as a masterclass on some of the tricky spots you may encounter. Order your copy today at https://conway-publications.com/product/elements-of-contemporary-clarinet-technique/ Visit Dr. Hudson's website at: http://theandyhudson.com Visit Roger Zare's website at: http://rogerzare.com
July 28, 2021
What is it like being a classical musician in New York City? Sam visits with Nathan Hughes, Principal Oboe of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, to find out what it is like making art in the Big Apple!
July 5, 2021
Ever feel lost when trying clarinet equipment? Listen to this episode with the fantastic Michael Wayne of the Eastman School of Music. Whether you are trying clarinets, barrels, ligatures, reeds, or mouthpieces, he has some fantastic advice on what you should be looking for!
June 16, 2021
Sam is going solo on this one to talk about recording yourself and listening back to your recordings. What should you be listening for exactly, and how can you use this to improve your playing? Find out in this short bonus episode!
May 24, 2021
Andy Simon, Principal Clarinetist of the Hong Kong Philharmonic and host of Andy's Licorice Talks, the fabulous YouTube and Facebook live series, joins Sam to talk about this amazing project.
April 4, 2021
Ian Weinberger, Music Director and Conductor of Hamilton on Broadway, and Ryan T. Nelson, Music Director in residence at the Mariott Theatre in Chicago and lecturer at Northwestern University, join Sam on today's episode. We talk about how they both got interested in music theatre and the various paths that they took to their incredibly successful careers. You won't want to miss this discussion with these two incredible musicians!
March 15, 2021
Chris Pell, Principal Clarinetist of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, joins host Sam Rothstein this week to discuss what he expected out of an orchestral career and what he learned once he started his job as a young 21 year old musician. Topics discussed include burnout, how to behave around colleagues, the changing pressures of auditions, life lessons, and more!
February 15, 2021
Edgar Lopez has one of the most fun clarinet based social media channels that I have found. We talk about his thoughts on why we should be using platforms like TikTok and Instagram to reach a broader audience as classical musicians, as well as how he comes up with the inspiration for his videos. Check out his awesome creations on TikTok and Instagram @iamedgarlop !!!
February 5, 2021
Kari Landry, intermediate lecturer at the University of Michigan in Music Entrepreneurship and one of the founding members of the Akropolis Reed Quintet joins the podcast today. Her passion for choosing your own path and creating musical opportunities will be an inspiration for those listening!