The Modern Saxophonist Podcast

The Modern Saxophonist Podcast hosted by Mark McArthur will bring you interviews of saxophonists making an impact on the world of music. We intend to add value to our listener by also providing educational and inspirational episodes recorded in a conversational style for all levels of enthusiasts. Performers, Composers, Teachers, Students, Recording Artists, and Enthusiasts will all be welcome to share their stories to provoke interesting and impactful conversations.
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Now displaying: September, 2015
Sep 30, 2015

Mark and Eric had the amazing opportunity to sit down with Sal Lozano! From performing for shows like Dancing With the Stars and the Emmys to his Grammy Award winning work with the Big Phat Band and his own CD release, Sal talks about all of that and more. Don’t miss this interview with one of the greats!

Sep 24, 2015

Dave Camwell sits down with Mark and Eric for a candid interview covering topics such as the Oasis Quartet, Jazz and classical background, family life as a musician, and of course... hockey! Yes, that's right there is life outside music.  We also talk about Dave's recent blog post and his insights about being a studying musician.  Enjoy getting a chance to get to know this dedicated performer and educator in the saxophone community.  

Sep 20, 2015

Dr. Andrew Allen shares an encouragement for us to step into commissioning new literature.  Whether you commission a friend or write grants for well known composers, this episode will help you get started in creating new works for the saxophone community.  Love this quote Dr. Allen states in this episode "If it sounds good, it is good" -Duke Ellington

Sep 17, 2015

Dr. Andrew Allen from Midwestern State University shares his research about the saxophone ensemble.  From our founder Adolphe Sax to John Phillip Sousa, Sigurd Rascher, and the mordern ensembles today, the saxophone ensemble is a major part of promoting and demonstrating the saxophone.  Enjoy this journey through our instrument's history I believe is sure to inspire you to explore being in a large saxophone ensemble. 

Sep 14, 2015

Dr. Noah Getz's masterclass covers the important topic of voicing and gives some tips for exploring into the altissimo.  This is an excerpt out of his book Stratosphere which provides explanations and etudes for work in the alitssimo range.  The Rascher Top Tones and Sinta Voicing Books are also referenced and can be an important addition to your library and practice routine.  

Sep 10, 2015

Step into the void with Dr. Noah Getz in this guest spot with Mark and Eric.  We cover Noah's influences and work with Paul Cohen at Oberlin and Manhatten School of Music along with his studies at Florida State University with Dr. Patrick Meighan where he received his Doctorate.  Noah shares his devotion to his dissertation topic the Brant Concerto, and why we all need to take at adding the piece to our repertoire.  His book Stratoshpere is a must have for those wishing to explore having a confortable altissimo register.  A must have! Thanks to Noah Getz for coming on the show.   

Sep 7, 2015

Mark and Eric ask the age old question, "Does Marching Band help to improve you as a musician?".  These guys have plenty of experience both participating and teaching marching band.  They will have a few laughs and shed light on a few topics that might help you not only survive marching season, but come out on the other end ready for the next season! Band Directors, this is hopefully a perfect episod to sahre with your saxophone students who might need that extra bit of advice.  Thanks for listening.

Sep 3, 2015

What is this episode about? The proverbial “Elephant in the Room” is defined as a “question, solution, or controversial issue which is obvious to everyone who knows about the situation, but which is deliberately ignored because to do otherwise would cause great embarrassment, or trigger arguments or is simply taboo.  The idiom can imply a value judgement that hte issue ought to be discussed openly, ot it can simply be an acknowledgment that the issue is there and not going to go away by itself” – Wikipedia.  Mark and Eric may break a few unspoken rules in this episode and we are not going to reveal the elephant until we are good and ready.  Whew! HERE WE GO!