Molly Ijames has been with Soundforth Publishing (now owned by Lorenz) since 2006. She’s a relative newcomer to the world of sacred music publishing, but she has quickly made a mark on it. In this podcast, we talk about her background, the current state of church music, and some of what goes on when a composer submits a work to be published. Find the link to listen to the podcast below. (more…)
Posts Tagged ‘interview’
Tags: choral, ijames, interview, lorenz, molly, molly ijames, music, podcast, publishing, soundforth
Tags: dave mincy, interview, music, piano, podcast, reviews, sheet music, teaching
An acquaintance of mine, Dave Mincy, has recently begun offering up a new series of arrangements on his site mincymedia.com. If you visit his blog now, you’ll find new sacred arrangements meant for student pianists. There’s no shortage of hymns arranged for students to be found at your local music store, so is there any reason to buy some of these offered individually by Dave? Read on to find out… (more…)
Tags: interview, mac lynch, music, podcast
In this June edition of the Piano Animato podcast I talk with Mac Lynch. Mac, along with his wife Beth, have been with the Wilds Christian Association for 30+ years. They’ve traveled putting on duet concerts and music clinics in addition to their regular duties writing and organizing music for the Wilds’ recording and composing arm. Mac has an intense burden to see young people get the educational and spiritual training necessary for full-time church music work. Enjoy, and as always, please let me know who you’d like to hear on the next podcast. (more…)
Tags: interview, mark hayes, music, podcast
I’ll still count this as May’s podcast since I recorded and edited it in May. I was able to talk with Mark Hayes, composer, arranger, and performer. Mark has some cool experiences to share from his 30+ years of composing for sacred and secular choirs. You’ll also hear some about his formative years and how his church played a major role in shaping his future music career. Can you guess what his favorite style of music to compose is? Listen below to find out! (more…)
No podcast for April. I do have one lined up for May. In the meantime, here are three questions and answers with composer/arranger Pepper Choplin. (more…)
Tags: interview, larry shackley, music, podcast
I’m posting this just in time to still qualify as March’s podcast. In this third Piano Animato podcast I interview Larry Shackley. Larry has been involved in the music business in one form or another most of his life. He is best known for choral and piano compositions. I really had fun interviewing Larry. He’s an intelligent and quick-witted guy who has a little-known secret that he shares with me. Enjoy!
Please forgive my audio quality. My recorder decided to fritz out on me without me realizing it during recording. It clears up around 8:30, so try to endure or just skip my brief questions. (more…)
Next month’s interview will not be a podcast, but I’ll still be talking to a well-known composer. Pepper Choplin agreed to answer three questions for me. Since I would have a hard time narrowing my questions down to just three, I’ll rely on all of you to ask the questions. You can read a little bit about Pepper at his website here to maybe get some ideas for questions. Submit your question suggestions in the comments below. I’ll pick the best three and post his answers next month.
Oh, and Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Lads and Lasses!
Tags: interview, james koerts, music, podcast, teaching
This month, I spoke with music pastor, arranger, composer James Koerts. He offered numerous anecdotes from his music training as well as some insight into his creative process. Enjoy February’s Piano Animato podcast embedded from Sound Cloud below. Let me know what you think, and I look forward to hearing suggestions on who you’d like to hear featured. I’ve got March’s interview scheduled, so there’s more to come! (more…)
Tags: greg howlett, interview, music, podcast, teaching
Last week, I spoke with pianist, arranger, and performer Greg Howlett. He offered some opinions on contemporary issues in church music, insight into his personal and musical background, as well as several anecdotes from his career in music. Enjoy the first Piano Animato podcast embedded from Sound Cloud below. Let me know what you think, and I look forward to hearing suggestions on who you’d like to hear featured. (more…)